Westfield XI - 50s grace, pace and 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 the total number of sports cars produced by Westfield, the XI is not only the most important car in our range, but also universally loved by its owners world-wide

Spec and Options

Chassis (XI)
  • RHD / LHD
  • Powder coated grey
  • Aluminium paneling (fitted)
  • Engine
  • BMC A Series 1275 from Donor

  • Gearbox
  • 4 Speed MG Gearbox from Donor 
  • 5 Speed Ford Type 9 Manual Gearbox

  • Diff
  • MG Midget Rear Axle from Donor 
  • Body
  • XI 

  • Colour
  • Lotus Racing Green  
  • Wheels
  • From Donor 
  • 13" X 5.5" Minilite

  • Tyres
  • From Donor 
  • Pirelli Cinturato 
  • Full Stainless Steel Exhaust System (IVA)
  • Seats
  • XI Seats 
  • Seat Belts
  • Harness 2 inch
  • Brakes
  • Westfield XI brake pipe kit including Aeroquip hoses and T-pieces
  • Front discs, rear drums from Donor  
  • Fuel Tank
  • Westfield XI fabricated fuel tank, 22 litres

  • Steering
  • Westfield top steering column
  • Bottom steering column from Donor (modified by Westfield)
  • Rack and Pinion (from Donor)

  • Suspension
  • Front independent wishbones and rear five link with four trailing arms and Panhard rod. GAZ adjustable shock absorbers with Westfield X1 Springs

  • Screen
  • Aero Screen 
  • Heater
  • Heater

Westfield XI Kit

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Kit content

  • 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
  • Exhaust
  • 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
  • Wheels
  • Propshaft
  • Engine and gearbox rubber mounts

Owners Reviews

What our owners think about their Westfield XI

Simon Overy

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.

Simon Marks

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!

David Beach

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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