Heritage Speedster Factory Build

​A turn-key piece of motoring history 


Supply of all the donor components, reconditioned  to a factory standard


Our team build your VW chassis in house using all new suspension and brake components

Drive Train

A new Type-1 engine and rebuilt gearbox to Chesil specification are fitted to your chassis


The market leading Speedster body, with concourse quality paint and trim


Tailored interior upholstery of your choice,  completed by our in house trim shop, 


Your car will come completed, with a historic registration, IVA'd and ready to drive away

Donor components

We will source a correct era VW Beetle with a valid DVLA identity. It will be stripped and all the necessary donor components will be factory reconditioned. The chassis will be shot blast, shortened and reconditioned before being painted with black chassis paint.  All necessary modifications that are required to make the donor components bolt directly to the Chesil Speedster body will be made. 

  • Fully reconditioned  and modified Volkswagen chassis with a historic DVLA identity  Standard

  • IRS rear suspension​ for improved handling Standard

  • Shot blast and painted in black chassis paint Standard

  • New floor pans and head stock Standard

  • Ready to accept new suspension, brakes and wheels to build into a rolling chassis Standard

Factory Build - £74,995

plus options

Chassis components​ and upgrades 

 All new suspension components, brakes, wheels, tyres, fastenings and cables are fitted to your donor chassis by our engineers. This ensures your Chesil Heritage-Speedster has the very best underpinnings available. 

  • Chesil T1 Chassis, shortened and reconditioned with IRS suspension Standard​

  • Steel '356' wheels with chrome caps  Standard

  • LHD or RHD​ Standard

  • Toyo 175/70 R15 tyres​ Standard

  • Fuchs style alloy wheels​ £1,980

  • Toyo 175/70 R15 white wall tyres​ £195

Drive train and upgrades

There are two engine options. Both are built brand new to our specification. The gearboxes are fully reconditioned and built to our own high ratio specification. This makes sure that you will get the very best performance and fuel consumption  from your Heritage-Speedster 

  • New Chesil  1,641cc T1 engine - 75 BHP Standard

  • New Chesil  1,771cc T1 engine  - 90 BHP £3,600

  • Chesil high ratio rebuilt gearbox Standard

  • Standard exhaust with heat exchangers Standard

  • Engine and gearbox oil pack  Standard

  • Stainless steel exhaust system   £1,980

Interior and upgrades

A tailor made interior, built in-house by our specialist trim department. Choose from our extensive range of leather, carpets seats, gauges and in-car entertainment. Each factory built Heritage-Speedster is a 'one of one' build to your taste.

  • Leather interior (seats, door cards and dash top)   Standard

  • Square weave carpet Standard 

  • Tailored over mats  £145

  • Classic bucket seats  Standard 

  • Slotted bucket seats £225

  • Heated seats  £295

  • 'Ivory' gauge pack  £145

  • Dash clock  £165

  • Classic look stereo and speakers  £695

  • Dual USB charger £45

Body shell and upgrades

 The Chesil-Speedster is world renowned for being one of the most accurate and best quality 356-Speedster shells. The glass fiber bodies are supplied prepared and painted to your taste, with bumpers, bright work, glass, switch gear and electrics.

  • Painted, Heritage-Speedster body shell and glass Standard

  • Metallic paint £495

  • Pearl paint  £895

  • Coloured hood £195

  • Hood bag  £295

  • Chrome pack  £210

  • Leather bonnet straps  £165

  • Headlight grills £175

  • Fog lamp kit £1245

  • LED lamp kit £395

  • Traditional badge kit £245

  • Heated screen (IVA requirement with sports exhaust)  £245

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