Kit Car Crisis - Netflix

A Brit named Mark is building a backyard shed in which to assemble a kit car but there's no clue as to what the car might be or what role the various talking heads (including a car magazine editor) are going to play in proceedings. Eventually, we discover Mark is buying an AGM WLR, which looks like a toy version of one of the LMP-class cars that fly around at LeMans. As one of the experts explains, this isn't the ideal choice given that it's one of the heavier kits and Mark is planning to put a motorcycle engine in it.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

Kit Car Crisis - Clan (car) - Netflix

The Clan Crusader is a fibreglass monocoque British sports car based on running gear from the Hillman Imp Sport, including its Coventry Climax derived, rear-mounted 875 cc engine. It was first made in Washington, Co Durham, England between 1971 and 1974, but since then several efforts have been made to bring the car back to production. Plans were made by Martin Phaff (of previous Ginetta fame) to re-resurrect the Clan in 2009, but nothing seems to have come of the project so far.

Kit Car Crisis - McCoy - Netflix

The McCoy was a Mini-based version of the Clan, made in 1984 by Arthur Birchall, another of the original company founders. The car used a Mini engine and other parts and was thus front-engined and front-wheel-drive. The body too underwent some changes, with different glazing and a reworked rear-end. The Mini's tall A-series engine also necessitated a modified, bulkier front. Much of the original Clan's sleekness was lost, but the McCoy still looked less awkward than many other Mini-based specials. The McCoy means that Clans and their derivative automobiles have been marketed with the engine mounted in the rear, front, as well as midships.

Kit Car Crisis - References - Netflix