I have driven a Spartan roadster for over 5 years on a daily basis. The car was cheap to maintain and great fun. I would recommend it to any one who is interested in this kind of motoring. I am thrilled to hear that the car may be being resurrected after 7 years out of production. Mine has recently been written off (no fault of mine) so I am looking for another.
For the benefit of the person looking for a replacement car there are currently two available on e-bay.
You WILL NOT be able to bring this car back into production, cause there is still a legal wrangle going on as to whom owns the cars name, and whom owns the production rights. This was the main reason that this wonderful car went out of production. That and the fact that the person who bought the production rights was and is a total fool! I own one of the last Spartans, a November 1994. At this time Spartan had just moved to bigger premises and I got one of the last kits, (I believe the last kit) but my kit was incomplete and I never got the rest of it from Mr Beardsall! Still it's a lovely car, and very nice with a Ford 2.9 Auto engine. Not without it's problems during the build, I found the drawings and instructions pathetic, and changed a few of the manufacturing designs.
Anybody out there interested in the purchase of a partly completed Cortina based Spartan kit car? (Yorkshire area).
I own a Spartan 1970 with a Ford V6. Have next to no info on it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
It looks good and runs good, could be for sale make me an offer? Live in US in In.
Hello people, I have a Spartan kit car, which my dad has given me, and it needs to be rebuilt, but I can't seem to get hold of a build manual. Can anyone please help me?
Many thanks, Craig.
If you look on the Spartan Owners Club website, there is a full set of instructions on there.
Ed (Owner of a Spartan)