A3 watercolour of my first sports car, and my first major project with a car as this is one I built myself.
I started building this car in my teens – whilst most were into hot hatches I preferred classics, hot rods and most of all sportscars.
You may think it looks like a Caterham/Lotus 7… Westfield had just been taken to court for producing a kit very close to the Caterham. After the court case they were known as pre-lit and post-lit cars, mine was the latter.
It had a 1700cc Ford X-Flow, twin Weber carbs, gas-flowed head and a Cherry Bomb exhaust. I actually used it all year including through a winter!!
I’ve included the reference photo here…
As you can see I’ve painted it without the side screens which is how I drove it more often than not – avoiding puddles became a valuable skill 😂