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Kit Car Build Manuals

Thinking of building a kit car?

This page features links to kit car build manuals and construction guides.

They make essential reading for any budding kit car builder.

Reading a kit car build manual is a good way to see how much is involved in a kit car construction project.




Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) Manual For Vehicle Category M1 (Passenger Vehicles) This is published by the UK's Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, which describes it thus: "This manual is a detailed guide on the inspection of vehicles submitted to an authorised testing station under the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) scheme. It is produced for the examiners who carry out the inspections and for vehicle presenters and other interested parties who wish to familiarise themselves with the technical requirements and inspection procedures."

Non-marque specific

New Zealand Car Construction Manual This guide is published by the Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association, which describes it as "a comprehensive technical manual encompassing the many aspects of vehicle design, modification and construction".

AK Sportscars

AK Sportscars Build Manual Manual for the AK 427 Cobra replica.


Caterham Assembly Guide This covers the Caterham Seven 270, 360 and 420 models as well as Academy vehicles and is dated February 2015.

Cradley Motor Works

Cradley Motor Works Snake Build Manual Build manual for the Snake - a Lotus Seven inspired kit car with Cobra-esque rear body design.

Lomax 223 and 224 Build Manual This manual is for the Lomax 223 (three-wheeler) and 224 (four-wheel version). The car is a Citroen 2CV based traditional roadster.

Dearborn Deuce

Dearborn Deuce Build Manual Build manual for the Dearborn Deuce - an all steel 32 Roadster body with retractable top.


Eagle Owners Club Build Manual Build manual posted by the Eagle Owners Club for Eagle kits the RV and SS.

Eureka (Nova/Sterling)

Eureka - Assembly Instruction Manual Manual for the VW based exoticar the Eureka. The Eureka is the Australian sister model to the Nova / Sterling models and this is posted on a Nova enthusiast / forum site.

Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing GTM Supercar Assembly Manual Manual for the FFR GTM

Factory Five Racing Mk3 Roadster Assembly Manual Manual for the FFR Mk3 Roadster Cobra inspired kit car

Factory Five Racing Mk4 Roadster Base Kit Assembly Manual Manual for the FFR Mk4 Roadster Cobra inspired car

Factory Five Racing Mk4 Roadster Complete Kit Assembly Manual Manual for the FFR Mk4 Roadster Cobra inspired car

Factory Five Racing Type 65 Coupe Assembly Manual Manual for the FFR Type 65 Coupe Daytona Coupe inspired kit car


Vintage Fiberfab Kit Car Manuals Page with links to lots of manuals for Fiberfab cars


Freestyle Kit Car Build Manual Manual for Freestyle offroad buggy that can also be registered for road use.


GTM Libra Build Manual This is the build manual for the mid-engined GTM Libra kit car.

Last Refuge Hotrod

Last Refuge Hotrod Technical Drawing Links and Pickup Bed Assembly Manuals Page with links to build manuals and technical drawings for this manufacturer of '28 to '29 hot rods.


MEV Replicar Build Guide Construction manual for the MEV Replicar - now offered by ANC Sportscars. The Replicar is a Mazda MX-5 based kit car inspired by the Aston Martin DBR1.


Midas Owners Club - Downloads This page has links to a number of technical downloads. They include build manuals for the Midas Bronze and Midas Gold.


Striker Build Manual This manual is for construction of the RAW Striker - formerly the Sylva Striker

Smyth Kit Cars

Smyth Performance Build Manual Manual for conversion of VW Jetta / Golf and Audi donors to truck / ute style vehicles.

Suffolk Sportscars

Suffolk SS100 Build Manual Manual for Suffolk SS100 - a classic replica of the Jaguar SS100


Tiger Owners Club - Downloads Downloads page from the Tiger Owners Club which at time of writing has build manuals for the Tiger Super Six, Cat E1, and R6 models. Plus more downloads for engine, carburettor and wiring matters.


Westfield FW Special Edition Build Manual Official Westfield Sports Cars downloadable build manual.