The Heritage-Speedster Kit

​ Everything you need to build your own motoring history 


Supply of all the donor components, reconditioned, ready to start your build


Expertly chosen components to make sure your Speedster handles and brakes

Drive Train

A new Type-1 engine and rebuilt gearbox to Chesil specification, giving superior performance


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


Tailored interior trim packs and specially chosen components to complete an accurate Speedster 


All you need to add is your time and plenty of refreshments

A complete kit to build a complete car

The Chesil Heritage-Speedster has been developed over decades, not just as a kit, but as a turn key factory car. Everything we use to build a car at the factory you will find in our kits. It is either new or refurbished to a factory standard.  Since taking over the business we have reverse engineered four vehicles ranging from 2008 through to 2021 so that we have captured every component and understood how the car has developed. 

We have also brought our own experience of building usable, reliable cars making changes to both the quality of the parts but also production methods to make sure the car is as easy to assemble as possible. Our new build manual is just as comprehensive. All you need to bring to the job is your time and tool kit.

Module 1 - Donor Components - £4,995

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-blasted, 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 an historic DVLA identity  Standard

  • IRS rear suspension​ for improved handling Standard

  • Shot-blasted 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

Module 2 - Chassis Components​ - £4,995

 All new suspension components, brakes, wheels, fastenings and cables required to build your donor components into a rolling chassis. This module will leave you ready to mount your engine/gearbox and Heritage-Speedster body

  • Steel '356' wheels with chrome caps  Standard

  • Toyo 175/70 R15 tyres​ Standard

  • Fuchs style alloy wheels​ £1,980

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

Module 3 - Drive Train - £13,995

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 module includes the complete fuel system.

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

  • New Chesil  1,776cc T1 engine  - 90 BHP £2,250

  • Chesil high ratio rebuilt gearbox Standard

  • Exhaust with heat exchangers Standard

  • Engine and gearbox oil pack  Standard

  • Stainless steel exhaust system   £995

Module 5 - Interior and Completion Kit - £12,995

​ All of the components you need to complete the home build of your Speedster, including an interior trim all  interior components,  bright work, glass, switch gear and electrics. Chesil Heritage-Speedster kits have been designed to work together.


  • 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  £545

  • Dual USB charger £45

Module 4 - Body Shell - £19,995

 The Chesil Speedster is world renowned for being one of the most accurate and best quality 356 Speedster shells. The glass fibre bodies are supplied prepared and painted to your taste, with bumpers and fixings.

  • Painted 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 £995

  • LED lamp kit £395

  • Traditional badge kit £245

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

You can book a test drive quickly online by using our booking calendar.

Get them all for £53,995

When committing to a complete kit from the start of the order you will benefit from a £2,980 discount on the total price.  All modules need to be paid for and delivered within 6 months of Module 1 being ready to ship. We will also give you a discount code to use in our parts store for the first 24 months of ownership

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