Westfield XI - 50's grace, pace an style
The Westfield XI - The original Westfield
Back in the early 80's Chris Smith set about building himself a replica of the Lotus 11. So popular was this original car that Westfield Sportscars was founded to take it into production.
Although a very low portion of our total number of sportscars produced by Westfield, the XI is not only the most important car in our range, but also universally loved by its owners world-wide
Westfield Chesil are committed to continue to support the model, not only in new kits and parts, but are actively engaging with the owners club to make the kit easier to build and higher quality. There is only six kits remaining for this year!
Spec and Options
RHD / LHD
Powder coated grey
Aluminium panelling (fitted)
BMC A Series 1275 from Donor
4 Speed MG Gearbox from Donor
5 Speed Ford Type 9 Manual Gearbox + £1995
MG Midget Rear Axle from Donor
Lotus Racing Green
13" X 5.5" Minilite + £?
Pirelli Cinturato + £400
Full Stainless Steel Exhaust System (IVA)
Harness 2 inch
Westfield XI brake pipe kit including Aeroquip hoses and T-pieces
Front discs, rear drums from Donor
Westfield XI fabricated fuel tank, 22 litres
Westfield top steering column
Bottom steering column from Donor (modified by Westfield)
Rack and Pinion (from Donor)
(Ro Front independent wishbones and rear five link with four trailing arms and Panhard rod. GAZ adjustable shock absorbers with Westfield X1 Springs
Heater + £175
Westfield XI Kit
Just 6 kits are left in 2023
2023 kit content - £23,995 inc VAT
- Chassis, powder coated grey
- Bodywork including doors, screen and body fasteners
- Aluminium panels (fitted to chassis)
- 2 top wishbones with bushes
- 2 bottom wishbones with bushes
- 4 trailing arms and bushes
- Panhard rod and bushes
- Brake pipe kit including Aeroquip hoses and T-pieces
- Top steering column and lock
- Lower steering column modifications
- Shocks and springs
- Fuel tank complete with fitted sender and filler cap
- Dash blank
- Lamp set and perspex headlamp covers
- 2 seats (Upholstered in vinyl)
- Carpet set
- Pedal box and master cylinder
Items required from MG Midget/Austin Healey Sprite 1275
- Drivetrain – 1275cc A-series, 4-Speed Gearbox and all ancillaries
- Front uprights (king pins) including brake calipers, discs and steering arms
- Steering rack and mounts
- Dashboard instruments
- Hand brake, cable and linkage
- Rear axle
- Engine and gearbox rubber mounts
What our owners think about their Westfield XI
The Westfield XI is a kit like few others: An accurate and timeless representation of an era of motorsport now restricted to the hallowed circles of historic racing.
The Westfield XI is light and nimble, with the power, grip and drop-dead looks to match the original car.
The Westfield XI uses MG Midget mechanical parts to create an evocation of the 1950s Lotus Eleven - Lotus' most successful sports car. The build process is enjoyable with plenty of chances to stamp individuality on one's own car.
The finished result is an attention grabbing sports car that trades modern features for pure connection. A light, lively machine that ensures chance conversations with so many people at petrol stations, parked in town or at car shows.
Cheery waves from folk of all ages are guaranteed on every trip - rare, indeed, in our cut and thrust world!
Built in Denver, CO. Kit ordered thru Manik Technologies, TX. Lots of support from Tom McClintock of Manik. I assembled the rolling chassis and running gear in my garage. I relied on a local British speciality shop, Sportscar Craftsmen, to finish up the electricals; I did not trust myself for that! I am now enjoying the backroads west of Denver. Cheers!
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