Build Your Own Sports Car for as Little as $250
by Ron Champion
This book, suitable for people with no previous motor engineering experience or technical knowledge, is a step-by-step guide to building a roadworthy ... Show synopsis This book, suitable for people with no previous motor engineering experience or technical knowledge, is a step-by-step guide to building a roadworthy sports car on a low-cost budget. The car, known as a "Locost", looks not unlike the Lotus Sevens first produced in the 1960s. The author, a motor engineer for 30 years, restores old cars and motorcycles, and writes this book from experience having built low-cost two-seaters both with his son and with senior students at Oundle public school where he now teaches motor engineering. Offers a guide to the skills, tools, equipment and materials required, plus advice on test driving and legal requirements for your own sportscar. The book also suggests sources where "donor" components are available cheap or even free and offers instructions on modifying and assembling the various components.