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We have identified a number of useful suppliers who are selling Speedster Kits, and parts and materials for building and restoration. Many of these organisations in the UK don't have web sites running yet, but the situation is changing rapidly.

Where we have located a useful internet address you just need to click on the supplier name and you'll be connected directly to their Web site.

If you know of any other sites or addresses that you can recommend, please let John Mercer know and they can be added to the list. -

When contacting suppliers - do let them know you found them on the Speedsters and Spyders site!


Supplies electrical components and accessories for vehicle wiring, whether it be repairs, upgrades or a complete re-wire -

Pete Nice now runs a mobile mechanic service specialising in aircooled VW engines. Pete will travel out a fair way from Surrey/Hants area & is good at fault finding & diagnostics. He usually has a few sets of twin carbs lying around too if you know anyone that's looking -

AMS Engineering
11 Swan Units, Heron Rd, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7LL
Contact: Mark Pyne - tel: 01392 447710 -

Engineering company in Exeter, specialising in metal polishing. Worth contacting if you have any car components requiring restoration/polishing. They are the preferred polisher of Marlin Sportscars UK and are very experienced in this market and produce a very high standard of finish/polish, at competitive prices.

Ashford Chroming
Specialists in Chroming and Metal Polishing - Hothfield Near Ashord in Kent
tel: 01233 660 879 - email:

Autofarm are Porsche specialists based in Oxford who concentrate on service and difficult to find engine parts. Telescopic drain tubes, head studs, bearings, valves, gaskets, chains, tensioners, alloy gear, rocker covers etc. all at discouted prices. Lots of other stuff worth looking at on the site. Contact Robin Bartholomew at Autofarm on 01865 331 234

BD Engineering
Based near Sittingbourne, Kent, this company specialise in Rolling Road tuning and are keen to help owners of classic and kit cars get the most out of their engines. Recommended by a number of car clubs as well as me.
Newington Industrial Estate, London Rd, Newington, Sittingbourne ME9 7NU
Contact: Andy Puttock tel: 01795 843 980

Based in Farnham, Surrey, this company breaks Beetles on a regular basis & normally scrap useable floorpans which is a shame 'cos a lot are tax free with log books!
They hold tons of good used aircooled spares.
Unit D1-D2 Preymead Farm
Badshot Lea
Surrey GU9 9LR
01252 326 767

Bernard Newbury Coachtrimmers
Specialising only iinterior trim, Bernard Newbury's work has won many awards. Seats, carpets, door panels, hoods and complete interiors.
1 Station Road, LEIGH-ON-SEA, Essex, SS9 1ST Tel. 01702 710 211 Fax. 01702 470 276

BR Motorsport
This company is an importer and agent for a number of manufacturers of VW custom and performance parts and offers a full fitting service. They are agents for Bernd Ahnendorp exhausts and I got my BAS Type 1 Sports System from them which offers a 5% power increase, a lovely sound and tail pipes exiting in the correct place for a 356. They also sell carb systems and oil cooling accessories. Helpful advice and enthusiastic service.
8 Berrington Road, Sydenham Industrial Estate, LEAMINGTON SPA, CV31 1NB Tel. 01926 451 545 Fax. 01926 885 535

Breakerlink - find the part you need from breakers, dealers and parts suppliers across the UK.

Chesil Motor Company
Provides both Speedster kits and finished vehicles. Based in Bridport, Dorset DT6 5JA - tel: 01308 897 072
Website: - trading again after being wound up in 2007 but website has not been updated for many years and they do not seem to reliably return calls and emails. Website shows 2009 date so beware prices published are out-of-date.

Custom Coachtrimming
This company can finish or restore the trim of your Speedster. Seats, door panels, all interior trimwork undertaken.
Unit 17A Honeybourne Industrial Estate, Western Road, Honeybourne, EVESHAM, Worcestershire, WR11 5QF Tel. 01386 834 454

Douglas Valley Breakers is the UK's largest Porsche breakers. Among other models, they dismantle 356s and salvage hard-to-find parts.
Tel. 01257 472 866 Fax. 01257 426 577

East Kent Trim Supplies
Specialists in windscreen rubbers, sponge and rubber seals. A huge range of seals, grommets, pipings and fixings.
Jubilee Road, Worth, DEAL, Kent, CT14 0DT - Tel 01304 611 681

Euro Car Parts
Probably the UK's largest independent online VW parts supplier. 85 Stores nationwide - helpful customer service

Europa Specialist Spares & Motorsport
Huge range of hard to find items for people building or restoring classic cars. I've used them for Wood Rim steering wheels, oil cooling and fuel line parts. Their catalogue is really excellent with several thousand items.
Fauld Industrial Park, Tutbury, BURTON ON TRENT, Staffordshire, DE13 9HR Tel. 01283 815 609

Floor Mat Express
Car Mats and Auto Floor Mats - Floor Mat Express has Custom Floor Mats for just about any Vehicle imaginable. Your Floor Mats are customized exactly the way you want them and shipped directly to your door.

Gantspeed Engineering
A leading independent Porsche specialist with outstanding engineering facilities. They handle engine and transmission rebuilds, body repairs and conversion, and complete restorations.
Chapel Lane, Mareham-le-Fen, BOSTON, Lincolnshire, PE22 7QW
Tel. 01507 568 474

GSF Car Parts (formerly German & Swedish)
Specialist parts for air-cooled VW and Porsche. Very large stocks with main warehouse near Heathrow.

GRP Designs
Run by Gary Webb - speciality is the design, repair, and modification of all things fibreglass. Gary will also prep. bodywork ready for paint. - samples of Gary's work are on the website above. If you have any problems with GRP - Gary can probably help - contact him on: 01507 524 426 or

IEM Services
Useful source for auto electrical wiring accessories at good prices. See website for details. Contact David Olson
Unit 1, Agar Way, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3SF - tel: 01209 214086


Core business is the locating & Inspection of sports and prestige vehicles. Offer a bespoke pre purchase check individually designed for quality marques. Provide a nation wide service.8 Newby Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QH
tel: 07793 818 664 - Contact Stephen Wallinger

Just Aircooled

Just Aircooled specialise in VW Camper and Beetle parts. Just like any Volkswagen fans, we are a passionate company that loves to see these stunning pieces of art being well looked after and well maintained.
14 North Notts Business Centre
32-34 Rosemary Street
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. NG18 1QL

Karmann Konnection
They probably have the largest stock of early VW parts in Europe including West Coast Metric. They have a 356 parts catalogue to drool over and are agents for Auto Specialities of California. They stock hard-to-find steering wheels and can help with upholstery and hoods. Richard King, the owner is one of the foremost 356 experts in the country. Lots of rare parts and accessories.

Kennedys Bodyshop Ltd
50 a lynch lane
Dorset   DT4 9DN    tel 01305 770949    Contact Jonathan Bond

  • Porsche trained ex-Cheil employee and Speedster owner
  • Fully equipped bodyshop
  • Full or part resprays
  • Insurance accident repairs
  • Servicing and mechanical repairs
  • All work guaranteed - all at competitive prices

We both have 50 years between us experience in bodyshops repairing all sorts of vehicles we have both just left a BMW bodyshop to start up on our own

Kingfisher Kustoms
Claiming to offer a complete service to air-cooled VW with standard, performance and custom parts. Fitting servicing and restoration facilities. Good source of performance parts.
Unit 5 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, WARLEY, B66 1NU - Tel. 0121 558 9135

An independent Porsche Parts specialist. Julian Carter is the contact and he claims to be able to source any Porsche part.
5 Kimber Road, Wandsworth, LONDON, SW18 4NR - tel. 0181 874 0911

M Restorations & Services Ltd

Authorised West Coast Metric dealers

Scat VW performance parts dealers.

01676 530 500 - 07837 664 009
also Volkswagen camper specialists

Machine 7
Machine7 specialise in Parts, Spares and Accessories for all classic VW Air-cooled models. Micheal has some very nice bits of kit & can fit any wheel to any VW!

Martin & Walker
Formerly Trac Services, producers of the Technic Kits, now partnership between Barry Martin and Mike Walker who offer a Technic 550 Spyder and a Technic Speedster as kits for self assembly or as turnkey vehicles individually built to the customer's specification.
Martin and Walker Ltd, Thruxton Industrial Estate, Thruxton Circuit, ANDOVER, Hampshire, SP I I 8PW
Tel. 01264 773 585 or 773 202

The UK's leading builder of 356/912 engines for road and competition use, backed by an experienced and dedicated technical team. Full restoration, maintenance and race preparation services. Suppliers of the UK's largest range of mechanical and performance parts for classic Porsches - especially 356 and 912. Stockists of Shasta Design Pistons, Precision Matters Range, Neutek Camshafts and many other fine components. For the best advice - and to experience the difference - call us on 01787 476 338. The company is run by Andy Prill, who is well-known in 356 circles from his participation in many historic events from Carrera Panamericana to Le Mans Classic.

Claims to have the largest range of second-hand and new air-cooled VW parts in the country.
Unit 3, White Hart Road, Plumstead, LONDON, SE18 1DG - Tel. 0181 317 7333

Midland Wheels
Although specialising in alloy wheels (4 and 5 stud), this company also stocks shims and spacers and caps. Thet are also agents for sports seats and custom steering wheels. Midland Wheels Cornwood Farm, Napton Road, Stockton, RUGBY, Warwickshire, CV23 8HU - Tel. 01926 817 444

NP Autoparts
A UK based company offering quality car parts at prices far cheaper than the high street. Good website with wide range of products, online ordering and rapid delivery service.

Parts Assist
Green or Recycled car parts offer a cost effective way to repair your vehicle when new parts make a repair uneconomical or unaffordable.
Based in Haslingden Lancashire, BB4 5EH
tel: 01706 230155 email:

Pilgrim Motorsports - Now reintroducing a Speedster replica kit for use with a donor VW Beetle chassis. The kit includes Pilgrim Speedster sub chassis, body tub, doors, engine cover & bonnet, All hinges for doors, engine cover & bonnet, bumpers. 12 week delivery time. More details on their website.
Units 12-14 Mackley Ind Estate
Small Dole
West Sussex BN5 9XJ
tel: 01273 493 860

Piper Specialist Trimmers
Based in Somerset
Tel. 01963 441 431
Car trimmers and restoration company for 356 originals and replicas

RAM Gasket Solutions Ltd
Cardrew Industrial Estate
Cornwall TR15 1SS
Tel. 01209 314700
Custom gasket manufacturer and material supplier. Happy to be of assistance to Speedster & Spyder Owners

Retrodubs - online parts and accessories for aircooled VWs - buy online from Unit 4 Killiwherries Ind Est
Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 8QF
Tel: 01872 561194

Roger Bray Restorations
New website, with almost 100% of all existing Speedster parts accessible through its online catalogue - recommended by member Anthony West.
London Road
Devon EX5 2QB - tel: 01404 822 005

Scholar Racing - Stainless Steel braided brake hoses and fittings
Keith Hamer contacted us offering a discount and preferentiial service to Speedster & Spyder Club Members. Visit his excellent website and quote your membership number when ordering.Scholar been supplying all maner of brake parts to the motorsport industry for about 15 years now, Keith was also involved with the D.R.K. Kitcar project . Keith offers Club Members the benefits of using Stainless Steel braided brake hoses and fittings, as used in most of the International, National, and Club racing formula, at a very competative prices via their website.

Severn Classics
Based in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands, Severn Classics offer a complete 356A Speedster kit to use with a donor VW Beetle. They offer a floorpan shortening and reinforcing service and supply a complete body tub with doors, bonnet and engine cover pre-mounted. They also offer a 'California' kit, which is similar to the 356 replica but with flared wheel arches and minimal trim. Lots of detailed information on their website.

SN Autospares
Specialists in German Car Parts and have been around for around 15 years now. They handle ALL german Car Parts ranging from the VW air-cooled and Water cooled engine to the Porsche Boxster! Based in London, tel. 020 85271234 contact Viresh

Speedster Clinic
Base in Kenilworth and run by Gary Blundell, Speedster Clinic has been building and repairing Speedsters for many years. As long ago as 1998 he began producing his own kits, supplying them to customers in the UK and across Europe. The latest generation Speedster kits and components combine engineering integrity with stylish good looks.

Spyders Inc.
Established in 2003, this UK based company make a RSK Spyder replica which is available in kit form and based on a shortened beetle chassis. All parts are available separately. Contact tel is 01452 863 658 and email: - website:

Stateside Tuning
A useful company for fine tuning your Speedster or Spyder with fully equipped workshop, Sun Electronic Engine Diagnosis, and Rolling Road Dyno Tuning. Also helpful on cooling parts.
3 Enterprise Works, Alexandra Road, Ponders End, ENFIELD, Middlesex, EN3 7EH Tel. 0181 805 4865

Based near Sutton Valence in Kent. Best I have found for sorting out steering problems and setting up alignment for road or track. Matt Oliver is the contact. Unit 1 Gladwish Farm, Sutton Valence, Kent ME17 3EL
tel: 07764 766785 email:

To Ta Classics
Based in Oldbury, West Midlands and founded by Fuzz Townshend and Dave Tassell, To Ta offer a wide range of experience on alll matters regarding classic car maintenance, repair or restoration. They can provide expert advice on your Speedster project - Dave Tassell was responsible for a well documented Speedster build featured on TV and in the press and Fuzz Townshend is one of the stars of TV's 'Car SOS', and they are backed up by a team of expert mechanics.

Tyre Wizard
An online tyre retailer who offer a 5% discount on everything (other than sale items) on their site, to Speedsters & Spyders Club members. Use the code speedster5 at the online store checkout to get your discount.

VEEWEE Parts & Accessories
Established in 1976 by Stan West - offering a wide range of parts and accessories for the Volkswagen Beetle, Bus & Camper

Vintage Speed UK

Run by Dan Simpson the renowned VW engine builder based in Dover, Vintage Speed offers a wide range of parts and accessories for 356 Speedster replicas including stainless exhaust systems, carb linkages, air cleaners, shifters etc. email:
contact between 9am-6pm on 01304 812 741.


VolksBits offer a wide range of VW parts and accessories for people building a VW based Speedster replica or even restoring a old 356. Their Order Hotline is 0871 222 1754 with a good online service.


A specialist online supplier of VW and Porshe parts and accessories including complete air-cooled engines. Telephone order service on 0208 683 7442

VW Heritage Parts Centre
Heritage supply a wide range of parts for Air-cooled VW - very useful for hard to find parts when building a VW based replica - 0845 873 8328
9-11 Consort Way
Victoria Business Park
Burgess Hill
West Sussex RH15 9TJ

Westside Motors supplies air-cooled spares, and handle crypton tuning, chroming, powdercoating, sandblasting, welding, spraying and restoration.
391 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0XG - tel. 0181 505 5215



New insurance deal for Club Members with 2GETHER, Kit Car Insurance specialists. Up to 20% off premiums with agreed value options and limited mileage discounts. Breakdown Cover also available. Simply call 01945 465 508 for Quote and give 'Speedster' code or click on the logo below:

The Footman James Speedsters & Spyders Club Insurance Scheme
For an immediate quote call: 0333 207 6075, quote ref: SSC, or click on the logo below to go direct to their website:                          Footman James
Excellent rates of discount for Speedsters & Spyders Members on Kit, Classic and Modern Vehicle, Home and Contents insurance. Policy Benefits include: UK & European Breakdown, Motor Legal Expenses, Road Rage & Car Jacking. Many insurance companies ask a higher premium for such inclusions, so always compare like with like when making price comparisons.Policy Options: Limited & unlimited mileage, Multi-Vehicle policies, European Certificates issued - up to 35 days any one trip.

Adrian Flux
This specialist insurer has years of experience in kit car insurance and provides tailor made policies providing cover from build to road. Special discounts for Speedster & Spyder Club Members.

Invicta Insurance Services
This specialist insurer offers policies designed for owners of cherished vehicles over 25 years old and driven for no more than 5,000 miles each year.
Call: 01732 471950 or email:

Premium Choice

Peart Insurance Brokers Ltd -
Peart Insurance are the specialists in insurance of performance cars, classic cars and bikes. Established over 20 years ago, offering personal service in a modern, competitive environment. Peart offer a wide range of insurance at the lowest rates, backed by top UK insurance companies.Offer very good competitive rates on all Classic Porsches and Replicas

Performance Marque
Specialist Porsche Insurers - see their new website at
Offer competitive rates on all Classic Porsches and replicas

Directline Car insurance
Useful Comparison Site for Insurance Costs


Specialists in financing of classic cars - unlike many banks and finance companies, who are reluctant to finance cars over a specific age.

Get Cheap Car Finance  within a minute from Net Cars.



The AA Breakdown Cover

Ontime Global Automotive Classic Car Transport Services
Specialising in the transportation of all types of high value vehicles, both modern and classic to anywhere in the UK, Europe or Worldwide.

Beeches Recovery - Paper Mill End, Great Barr, Birmingham
Provides a fully enclosed classic and prestige vehicle transport service throughout the West Midlands region - Contact: Lee Brock
tel: 0121 344 4644   email:

Triple C
A Single Vehicle Transportation Service offering both 'Fully Enclosed' or 'Open' trailer options serving the needs of the owner of Vintage, Classic, Kit, Replica, and Motor Sport competitors.A complete bespoke service tailored to meet the unique demands of owners of these special cars.
tel: 01280 822 231 -


Garages, Storage Buildings  and Workshops designed to fit your vehicle and site - - 01753 648484 


Cape Plates can locate the perfect number plate for you. What's more, their qualified staff can help arrange the transfer of your car registration or can provide your chosen number plates with DVLA retention certificates - making your purchase as easy as possible.


PlateMaster - a revolutionary personalised number plate search facility utilising unique technology that is capable of uncovering number plates that people may not otherwise consider or may overlook - Find Cherished Number Plates


Northumbria Number Plates
Private number plates and car registrations for uk cars and motorbikes.
Contact: Malcolm Foster      email:
tel: 01670 786 151


Chestnut Registrations
P.O Box 333, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 2WB
All Classic and Vintage Number Plates Manufactured, Order Online
Registration Numbers Bought and Sold
Tel: 0151 924 6480 or 07860 145 384


Personalised Car Registration Number Plates - Speedy Registrations have been supplying number plates to the public since 1984. We pride ourselves in our highly competitive prices, matched equally by our professional customer care service


Splash Plates - - Contact: Sarah Gardner - Tel: 0845 4890498

PO Box 361

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