Motobuild Racing are re-producing the famous Ashley GT. While their website provides pleanty of photo’s and info, it only has a few shots of their race demo. Currently on ebay at £20000, (with some decent photo’s) it’s a little jem.
Ashley was a pioneering manufacturer of fibreglass body shells and chassis for specials from 1955 to 1972, offered in a range of configurations from roadsters, sports-racers to GTs – primarily to cater for the self-build enthusiast market.
It was during the later period of the company’s history that the Ashley GT conversion was conceived to turn the ubiquitous BMC powered ‘Spridget’ into a full ‘Gran Turismo’.
In deference to products by other manufacturers – such as Lenham – the Ashley GT conversion featured a dual purpose roadster/GT application that could be swapped over with minimal effort. Needless to say, the Ashley was a more popular option in its day over its competitors.
>Now this I like.But it’s got a little secret.
Looks like a reasonably stock restoration, nice paint and very clean.
The same can be said for the interior. Nicely finished.
Clean looking rump. Fatter rubber, twin pipes, no bumpers.
You would’nt know some mad bugger has fitted a 3.8 Jaguar lump in it. What a great little car. There are pleanty of other mods, and the build is worthing looking at here
Take a bow Couper Classic Cars, terrific car.