Chesil Speedster

Chesil Speedster

Hand built by Chesil, the Chesil Classic Speedster is a vehicle of the highest quality and carries a longstanding reputation as a leader in replica Speedsters. It utilises VW Beetle running gear and the traditional flat 4 air cooled engine and gearbox. The 1600cc engine comes as standard with upgrades to 1800cc or 2000cc available. This is just one of the many upgrades and options for your bespoke built Classic Speedster.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and to secure your build slot.

UK specification factory build Speedster from £41,170 on the road.

Please find below details of the Chesil Classic Speedster Specification

Body
Unstressed GRP moulding with integral box section steel tube chassis. Special strengthening materials to increase body strength and comprehensive anti-rust treatment on all metal parts. Fully painted to the highest standards by skilled coach workers, using the latest techniques. Choice of colour.

Chassis
VW Beetle, jig mounted and shortened by 10 3/4″. Fully reconditioned using new floor pan halves and frame head. Sandblasted, primed, sealed, painted and rust-proofed using high quality materials. Built up to full rolling specification using new parts. Choice of independent rear suspension over the more authentic swing axle specification.

Engine
A brand new built twin port type 1 with all new ancillaries
Standard engine 1600 (1641cc) 70BHP
Upgrade to 1800 (1776cc) 90BHP
Upgrade to 2000 (2020cc) 120BHP

Gearbox
VW Type 1 Transaxle, 4 speed. Reconditioned using new mountings, gaiters, wheel bearings, oil seals and back plates. Optional high ratio.

Suspension – Front
Independent by torsion beam and trailing arms.

Suspension – Rear
Independent/trailing arm with CV jointed driveshafts.

Brakes
FRONT: Discs. REAR: Drums.

Wheels
15″x5.5″ with 195/60 15 tyres.

Performance
Depending on final ratio, around 100mph for an 1800cc 90bhp, with 0-60 in around 9 seconds and approximately 35mpg under average use. 1600cc – 90mph, 38mpg; 2000cc – 105mph, 25mpg.

Dimensions
Length: 3930mm, Width: 1676mm, Height:1260mm.

Upholstery
Hand made to the highest standards by top class upholsterers. Choice of vinyl or leather upholstery; choice of upholstery colour. Optional seat styles.

Carpet
Specially tailored for the Chesil Speedster. All exposed edges bound. Choice of colour.

Trim and Brightwork
Using reproduction replica parts for bodywork, interior and dashboard gauges. Choice of gauge style.

Hood
Hand made in “duck” material by skilled craftsman. Black as standard with choice of rear window size. Other colours available at extra cost.

Other Parts
Spare wheel, jack and wheel brace.