Creators of hand-crafted Spyder replicas & supplier of parts for kit cars, for the discerning connoisseur.
Porsche built the first model Porsche Spyder 718-RSK in 1957 to compete in the 24hr of Le Mans. The 718 was a development of the successful Porsche 550A with improvements made to the body work and suspension. The car's full name was the 718 RSK, where "RS" stands for RennSport (sports-racing) and the K reflects the shape of the car's revised torsion-bar suspension. It had a mid-engined layout and used the 142 bhp 1.5 litre Type 547/3 quad-cam flat four air-cooled engine introduced in the 550A Spyder. They were raced until 1964 having competed in many different races including Formula 1, winning the European hillclimb championship and Targa Florio. Many famous drivers who have competed in these iconic cars include Sir Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Dan Gurney & Edgar Barth.
As these cars were mainly used for racing, inevitably some were destroyed in crashes so there are only around 16 cars currently remaining. It is extremely rare that these cars come up for auction, but they usually command premiums around £1.7-£4 million.
Above, we can see an original example sold at auction in Los Angeles on the 17th August 2020 for £1.7 million.
Our Spyder 718-RSK replicas / recreations for sale use a GRP body, which was moulded from a genuine original car. It is therefore identical in size and proportion, but uses the more durable GRP rather than aluminium of the original cars, which were prone to dents. The chassis of the original is very similar to our fully space-framed version utilising a mid-engined air-cooled flat four engine similar to the original design.
Disclaimer: We are not associated with the Porsche Motor Company and do not in anyway suggest that this is built by Porsche.
Featured by Historic Racing News
Check out the dimensions here. You will see that the car is very compact and doesn't take up much space as part of your collection.
Weighing in at around 625kg
Yes, indeed we have a list of options for you to choose from when selecting your car on the Build Your Car page. This allows you to choose from our pre-selected options. This list is not exhaustive and you may request different paint colours of your choice, interior colours, steering wheels, wheels, tyres, etc. We offer a variety of badges for your car. You can also check out our existing stock of cars for sale.
You will have a personal fitting in the car to determine the length of the steering column so you are comfortable. Seats are adjustable but the steering is fixed hence why we like to set this for you when we manufacture.
The rear-engined standard cars are registered as classic cars and are road tax exempt.
They are very cheap to insure through specialist enthusiast insurance brokers as classic cars.
They are simple to maintain, very reliable and cheap to service. Most garages are able to do this for you or we can look after your car for you, if you prefer.
If it is registered as a classic car prior to 1974 it is MOT exempt. This is applicable to our rear engined standard car which utilises VW running gear.
Yes, we can build your car Right Hand Drive or Left Hand Drive so it can be exported to all countries and we can arrange shipping for you. Please check with your own country for any import tax that may be payable and regulations.
Yes, our factory built cars come with a 12 months warranty.
Yes, the price of our factory built cars is on the road excluding insurance. We can help recommend insurance companies for you which are very competitive. These cars are very cheap to insure - you will be amazed.
Most new cars take a huge hit in value especially during the first 3 years. Classic cars generally increase in value. Self-built second hand Spyders 25 yrs old can still be seen advertised for £25,000+. It, therefore, stands to reason that buying one of our much improved superior cars not only represents much better value, but you are unlikely to experience any significant depreciation during the ownership of your car. It is also entirely possible to sell your car on for a profit as we have seen some of our cars up for sale for more than we sell them for. Looking as a long-term investment it would appear that you can have many years of pleasure without losing much in depreciation or running costs.
We have featured in several magazines, newspapers, videos & online photos of our cars. You can buy Total Kit Car by pressing the tab below where you will see a 6-page article on our VW based Spyder 718-RSK. It was also featured on the front cover of the magazine and was one of the cars chosen to be on their stand at Stoneleigh for the Kit Car Show in 2018
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