The history of Spyders INC - Rob Lindsay bought the moulds for the car many years ago back in the days of kit cars being very popular, where enthusiasts bought a cheap kit and set about making their dream icon car. Whilst there were some kits of very high build quality many sadly left much to be desired and the whole kit car industry consolidated to producing a mere fraction of the variety of cars that it once did with only the best ones managing to survive.
Customers demanded ever higher quality products and finishes so much so that many of the cars today are factory built and managing to produce some outstanding vehicles.
Our particular body was moulded from an original Porsche 718 RSK before they were worth millions of pounds and I very much doubt any discerning owner would let anyone take a mould from their precious 718 nowadays. We are therefore very lucky to have this fine mould which is of extremely high quality giving us an outstanding finish on the bodywork.
Rob had been supplying kits and parts for almost 18 years. His close friend Richard Gittings was highly impressed with Rob's creations and loved the iconic shape and superb finish. He saw potential to develop the car further and increase production and marketing. The original VW Beetle chassis option is still available however the newly developed options include double wishbone front suspension, increased leg room, a mid-engined fully-space-framed tubular chassis staying faithful to the original Porsche race cars. Our latest incarnation will use this new chassis and will be electrified using a Hyper 9 motor or Tesla Model S twin motor design.
This really has brought the car into a new era with its beautiful classic design but now everything is as stunning under the body as above, making its beauty more than skin deep.
Craig Hurran ex-Formula 1 manager joined the team and is in charge of assembly and is used to working to the highest standards.
Claire Hurran - motor racing enthusiast, helps with our PR and admin.
Rob sources parts, deals with suppliers and fabricators, helps with product design and general running, a fantastic all rounder capable of pretty much anything.
Richard - championship winning race car driver, engineer and kart track owner, helps with product development, PR, website design and looking after our clients.
We manufacture complete road going or race track versions of the iconic Spyder 718-RSK using a variety of VW air cooled engines or our latest electric powered cars.
The photo above shows our team members (from left to right) Rob, Richard, Craig & Claire
We pride ourselves for being a friendly and helpful team to assist you in realising ownership of your dream car. It gives us great pleasure to create a masterpiece for our new discerning owners.
Please do feel free to get in touch with us we are here to help and advise you.