The Chesil is a replica of a famous 2-seater sports car from the 1950s, and closely resembles the 1957 model year, its distinctive lines never failing to impress even non-car enthusiasts. Having driven both a Chesil Speedster and an original car, it is not surprising to learn that they both share the same origins. When the original manufacturer built his first sports car, he took parts from the VW production line. Chesil do the same.
As well as looking, sounding and driving the same as the original car would have, the Chesil Speedster incorporates several improvements which make ownership an even more attractive proposition. Upgrades in safety and performance can be found in the engine, electrical and braking systems, whilst a carefully considered improvement in interior comfort and accessory level creates a more practical car, without compromising its classic status.
The Chesil's GRP body construction ensures that corrosion will never be a problem, and owners can feel well protected within its integral sub-chassis, giving incredible rigidity and safety.
Customer support is a priority in Chesil’s complete service, from initial advice to after sales back up, you can be sure of the support required to become, and remain, a satisfied customer.
The Chesil Motor Company proudly holds the position of being the leading Speedster replica manufacturer, whilst the Chesil Speedster has been described as ‘a leader in its class and a proud standard bearer for the UK kit industry as a whole’. The Chesil has full IVA compliance.
The Porsche Situation – Looks familiar…
You may have noticed that the Chesil Speedster bears a little more than a passing resemblance to a Porsche 356 Speedster. The technical reason for this is that it is a replica of a Porsche 356 Speedster.
Most Chesil customers buy a Chesil Speedster because they would love to own an original Porsche 356 Speedster but cannot afford the asking price, nor possibly have the skill and time available in which to keep it in running order.
Did you know?
Ferdinand Porsche also designed the VW Beetle. When he went on to design his own car he borrowed many parts from the VW production line. The relationship between the VW Beetle and the Porsche 356 was very close. Well into the 959 era there were still a few common parts between the Beetle and its high performance relative.
Chesil do not infringe any copyrights so Porsche will never have cause to approach us in any legal capacity.
But you may be interested to read that on a number of occasions we have received enquiries from potential customers who originally approached Porsche GB (Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd) on their search for a Speedster replica manufacturer, and were pointed in our direction by people from within the company.
We are not connected in any way with Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. The name ‘Porsche’ is used here for descriptive purposes only.
The Porsche name, symbol & description is used for reference only. We do not imply that any Chesil product is the product of Porsche AG. Porsche and the Porsche crest are registered trademarks of Porsche AG.