Improving a Westfield Original
Although low-volume the XI was the founding model in the Westfield Sportscars Range and with the help of our owners club we aim to make it the very best 50's component car available.
Why are we developing the Westfield XI kit?
It would be fair to say that the Westfield XI has stayed 'authentic' to its original design and is the most difficult car in the range to build because of it! The low volume nature of the kit has meant there hasn't been any factory improvements for decades.
Despite this there is a world-wide and very enthusiastic following for the car. Westfield Chesil has been delighted to be able to have worked constructively with the XI Owners Club to draw on all their knowledge, so we can make improvements to the kit. Between us we aim to:
Improve manufacturing tolerances
Make a more robust set of fiberglass panels for road use
Make 'modern additions' such as brake kits, 5-speed gearboxes a better fit.
Build and IVA
Improve the build manual and factory support for IVA
Development Blog - Latest News
Owner's Club Review - February 2023
In February 2023, we set up a working group within the UK owners club. From this we have been able to identify the areas that require attention. In all, around 40 changes will be made to the next batch of kits to improve the quality and make the car easier to build.
Development will start in July 2023, with the new kits available for customer delivery in early 2024. Please register your interest by clicking the button below: