If you're not satisfied with an "off-the-shelf" roadster, here's some great sources for "Do-It-Yourself" sports cars. A good number of them are British cottage-industry concerns.
http://www.wcmultralite.comWorld Class Motorsports....a newer Texas-based builder of Lotus 7-type cars, available with motorcycle engines, or automotive engines (such as the Honda S2000 drivetrain). A very slick-looking modern version of a classic.
http://www.championmotorcars.com/ The "Locost"....a neat concept. A DIY Lotus 7 using a book and various suppliers. Build the entire car from scratch (and save a huge amount of money) or buy sub-assemblies from various suppliers. Lots of discussion groups and forums on the web for "locost" (try a Google-search to find the latest ones). There is also a "Locost 11" in the works.
http://www.superformance.com/cars.asp?flash=0Superformance. Excellent Cobra kits plus a Cobra Daytona coupe and Seven clone.
http://www.ffcobra.com/Factory Five Cobra kits and rolling chassis.
http://www.erareplicas.com/427/427sc.htm High-quality Cobras
www.hawkcars.co.uk Cobra and Lancia Stratos replica sports car, plus MGB components
www.arielmotor.co.uk four wheel motorcycle-type sports car
www.chesil.co.uk Porsche 356 and 550 replicas
www.caterham.co.uk The largest producer of latter-day Lotus 7 variants
www.dareuk.com Builder of older Ginetta cars
http://www.djracecars.com/ Motorcycle-powered lightweights
www.daxcars.com Lotus 7 and Cobra clones
www.banks-europa.co.uk Lotus Europa replicas
www.fbs-eng.co.uk Nice V-6 Sports Car
www.fishersportscars.co.uk value-priced classic roadsters
www.formula27.com Lotus 7 clones (some motorcycle-powered)
www.gdcars.com Lola T70 and Cobra kits
www.ginettacars.com classic roadsters (some Miata based)
www.grinnallcars.com 3 and 4 wheel sports cars
www.gtdsupercars.co.uk Ford GT40 replicas
www.hmcsportscars.com Austin Healey 3000 replicas (site may have problems)
www.lotuscars.co.uk THE sports car company
www.morgan-motor.co.uk The CLASSIC sports car builder
www.nfauto.co.uk Ferrari P4 replicas
www.ngcars.co.uk MG "T" series replicas
www.noblecars.com FAST cars
www.nostalgiacars.co.uk Jaguar XK replicas
www.sebringcars.co.uk Austin Healey 3000 replicas
www.specialistsportscars.com Welsh roadster
www.strathcarron.com Triumph motorcycle-powered cars
www.stuart-taylor.co.uk Extensive line of Lotus 7 replicas
www.tigerracing.com Various Lotus 7 kits
www.triking-cyclecars.co.uk 3-wheel Morgan clones
www.tvr.co.uk Long-time GT and roadster builder
http://www.robinhoodengineering.co.ukVery nice Lotus Seven designs, some using partial monocoque design. From Nottingham , of course.
www.ultimasports.co.uk Group C supercar clones
www.ykcsportscars.co.uk 1930's style roadsters
www.ss100.com Jaguar SS100 replicas
http://www.vindicator.co.uk/pages/models.html Lotus 7 plus touring and sportsracer
http://www.westfield-sportscars.co.uk/showroom.htm longtime builder of Lotus 7 clones, plus a car that looks like the Panoz LeMans racer
http://www.quantumcars.co.uk/index2.htmmore Lotus 7s
http://www.proteuscars.co.uk/ Jaguar C Type replicas
http://banmoco.co.uk/ Huge selection.Bugeye (Frogeye) replicas, Speedsters, Mini convertibles Ford RS200 and other stuff.
http://www.nfauto.co.uk/ Ferrari clones
http://www.turnersportscars.com/ Not being built anymore...but I wish someone would start them up again!
http://www.kamalacars.com/ Futuristic-looking cars
http://www.fierofactory.com/ Cobra and Ferrari clones
http://www.hexhouse.demon.co.uk/FBS/INDEX.HTM Unusual-looking cars
http://www.birkin.co.za/gallery.html South African Lotus 7 clones
http://www.kitsnclassics.com/ Jaguar and Gemini clones
http://acautomotive.info/services.htm The REAL AC maker. Cobras naturally.
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