Speedster Clinic

Founded in 2000, Speedster Clinic has been creating bespoke recreations of the iconic Porsche Speedster, in our view, one of the most beautiful sports cars on the planet. From inception we have strived to be the best in the business, supplying hand built turnkey cars through to supply only kits and parts.

Building your dream has never been easier…

About us

We are a small family run business based in Warwickshire. For over 20 years Gary Blundall, founder and owner of the Speedster Clinic has been building and maintaining Speedsters, 356 and air-cooled Volkswagens. Using this knowledge and experience Gary has built what we believe to be the Speedster recreation on the market. From the DIY kit through to the turnkey car we offer a bespoke service driven by quality, service and value for money.

Speedster Clinic Chassis

For many years speedster recreations have been biased on a traditional shortened VW chassis, this popular method uses beetle floors with an adaptor to fit the speedster body. The Speedster clinic chassis is different, we start with a beetle donor floor pan, remove the standard floors and replace the frame-head.

We then add all new floor sections, outer sub chassis and fixed one-piece CAD designed bulkhead, this is then welded into an all new box section outer chassis added to this are laser cut CNC bent sill sections that make for a super stiff chassis. Our completed chassis includes, seat belt mounts, Speedster Clinic super heating, and integral seat mounts.

There are many advantages to the Speedster Clinic chassis, this is down to the design and construction, our super stuff chassis maximizes space this then caters for the tallest drivers in complete comfort.

With the short wheelbase of a speedster (300mm shorter than standard Beetle) We build integral seat base mounts that are moved back and more centrally mounted compared to those on a traditional shortened VW chassis, this, combined with our all new floors and outer sills make for much stiffer chassis. Our increased cabin size and safer stronger chassis make for a more enhanced driving experience.


  • New CNC folded and laser cut floor pans
  • CAD designed and laser cut firewall
  • CAD designed CNC folded sill sections
  • Double box outer sill for rigidity
  • Integral super heating system and screen de-misters.
  • Rear body mount and rear frame
  • New Seat belt mounts
  • Integral seat mounts
  • Blasted, primed and powder coated

Basic : £3450.00
This consists of Speedster Clinic chassis*, supplied powder coated black.
Kit: £4999.00
This consists of Speedster Clinic chassis*, supplied powder coated black Ball joint front suspension, IRS rear, and all parts to self assemble a rolling floor pan.
Deluxe:£5550.00
This consists of Speedster Clinic chassis*, supplied powder coated black Fully assembled and rolling ready for body mounting.

*Options include:

  • Link –pin, ball-joint or double wishbone front suspension
  • Swing axle or IRS rear suspension
  • Mid-gearbox mount
  • Rear frame horn tie-in
  • 5 speed gearbox conversion
  • Rear seat belt mounts

Traditional Volkswagen Chassis

We carry out all chassis shortening and modification on our  In house SpeedsterClinic-Chassis jig.

This ensures correct alignment, to start the build of your project .

All chassis are shortened to the following specification:

  •  Jig-checked for distortion or accident damage prior to shortening.
  • Jig-mounted shortening, to ensure accurate alignment.
  • Chassis is shortened by 300mm .
  •  All cable conduits are shortened at one end, avoiding cutting and rejoining.
  •  Gear change rod shortened and refitted with a new bush.
  •  Relocated seat belt anchorage points.
  •  New pedal cluster support & accelerator support fitted, if required.

Speedster

Speedster Clinic is please to offer two different body packages to complement our range of chassis options,

Traditional bolt-on kit
(Includes sub chassis)
Speedster Clinic GRP body shell supplied in white gel coat to fit shortened traditional VW chassis. With a CAD designed laser cut sub chassis with one-piece bulkhead and rear body mount – speedster clinic super heating, powder-coated black.
Front bonnet.
Rear single grill engine lid.
Doors.
Pre-fitted front luggage area.
Headlight bowls and battery tray.
Rear luggage compartment bonded in.
Flow coated under side of body.
3 piece engine bay kit.
Stainless steel hinge kit and fittings.
£4999.00
Deluxe Speedster Clinic kit
(Requires Speedster Clinic chassis)
Speedster Clinic GRP body shell supplied in white gel coat to fit Speedster Clinic chassis.
Front bonnet.
Rear single grill engine lid.
Doors.
Pre-fitted front luggage area.
Headlight bowls and battery tray.
Rear luggage compartment bonded in.
Flow coated under side of body.
3 piece engine bay kit.
Stainless steel hinge kit and fittings.
Pair of plain bumpers.
£4339.00

Coupe

Coupe Body

Speedster Clinic is please to offer two different body packages to complement our range of chassis options,

Traditional bolt-on kit                                      (Includes sub chassis)

  • Speedster Clinic GRP body shell supplied in grey gel coat to fit shortened traditional VW chassis.
  • CAD designed laser cut sub chassis with one-piece bulkhead and rear body mount – speedster clinic super heating, powder-coated black.
  • Front bonnet.
  • Rear engine lid.
  • Doors.
  • Pre-fitted front luggage area.
  • Headlight bowls and battery tray.
  • Rear luggage compartment bonded in.
  • Flow coated under side of body.
  • 3 piece engine bay kit.
  • Stainless steel hinge kit and fittings.

£5995.00

 

Deluxe Speedster Clinic kit       (Requires Speedster Clinic chassis)

  • Speedster Clinic GRP body shell supplied in white gel coat to fit Speedster Clinic chassis.
  • Front bonnet.
  • Rear engine lid.
  • Doors.
  • Pre-fitted front luggage area.
  • Headlight bowls and battery tray.
  • Rear luggage compartment bonded in.
  • Flow coated under side of body.
  • 3 piece engine bay kit.
  • Stainless steel hinge kit and fittings.
  • Pair of plain bumpers.

£5439.50

FAQ

Why Choose Speedster Clinic?
We are small family run business, priding ourselves on customer service and quality.

Can I have a left hand drive version?
We can supply left hand models on request.

Why use a Speedster Clinic chassis?
Chassis’s are designed using CAD and are all jig welded

How long do they take to build?
Depending on skill level and kit components somewhere around 150 hours is a typical build time.

What tools do I need to assemble?
Depending on kit, normal mechanical hand tools, drill and die-grinder. (No welding is required)

What kind of skill level do you need to build a kit?
A reasonable amount of mechanical knowledge is required. Speedster clinic is on hand to help with the more difficult jobs.

How much do I shorten a traditional Volkswagen chassis?
Our wheelbase is the same as the factory Speedster, this is 300mm shorter than a Volkswagen chassis.

Body FAQ

How straight is the body?
We have worked very hard to create the best mold possible ensuring our speedster clinic bodies need minimal body prep.

What are the body gaps like?
All our body panels are made oversize, allowing for trimming to create perfect panel gaps.

What year is the Speedster Clinic body on based on?
Our body as based on a 57, however all original speedsters were very similar, you can fit early or late rear lights and an up or down lighter number plate lamp.

Can I have a Carrera twin grill rear engine lid?
Yes, we can supply this with your kit or can be purchased separately.

Are the headlight bowls pre fitted?
This is standard on the deluxe kit.

Do they have roll down windows?
Our body are true to the original and do not have wind-down windows.

How long is the lead-time on a body?
We endeavour to keep bodies in stock, however in busy periods up to an 8-week lead-time is possible.

Do you supply trim?
We can supply all parts to finish your Speedster.

What is the body made out from
Speedster Clinic bodies are made in the UK by hand by a expert team of lamintators. Using Grey gel coat ,  with woven fibre matting , and polyester resin all back up with black flow coat

Chassis FAQ

What type of front suspension can I have?
We use a VW style Ball joint front beam, but options include, narrowed width, Link pin style or double wishbone.

Do you keep chassis in stock
We usually keep standard chassis in stock, lead-time on a custom chassis is 4-6 weeks.

Will my Speedster be put on a “Q” registration
We endeavour to keep the Speedster registration the same as the original donor car, however this is not possible in all situations.

What parts are supplied in a deluxe chassis kit?
Our Deluxe chassis kit contains all parts to build a rolling chassis, we do not supply a gearbox and wheels are an option.

Interior & Hoods FAQ

Can I buy a complete interior package?
Yes, this available in black as standard, other colour options on request.

What standard colour options are available?
We supply black as a standard other colour options are available on request.

What options are available on seats?
We supply a high quality vinyl as standard, Leather and other materials on request.

What gauges do you fit?
We use a replica of the original speedster gauges in black and green with an electronic tacho.

What colour options for carpet sets?
We supply a basket weave in black as standard, other colours are available.

Do you supply fluted door panels?
We supply plain door panels as standard with fluting on request.

What colour options are there on hoods and what are they made from?
Standard colours are Black, Tan, Blue or Red.

Factory Built Speedster Clinic recreation

  • Fully constructed hand-built to customer specifications
  • Speedster Clinic GRP body and panels
  • High-quality body preparation and paint
  • Full cut & polish finish
  • Integral super heating system and screen de-misters.
  • Early style low bow convertible hood
  • Original style cabin layout with increased space and leg-room
  • Speedster bucket seats trimmed in black
  • Right hand drive (LHD as an option)
  • Speedster dash featuring 100mm tach and speedo
  • Speedster style tail lights
  • Uplighter number plate light
  • Speedster horn grills with matching bee hive front indicators
  • Speedster Clinic designed and fabricated chassis
  • VW ball-joint front suspension
  • VW semi trailing arm rear suspension
  • Fully adjustable ride height and camber front and rear
  • Front disc brakes and drums on the rear
  • Reproduction chrome steel wheels
  • New air-cooled 1600cc engine
  • New long ratio gearbox

Speedster Clinic Options include

  • Interior finish material upgrade to full leather and Original style Square Weave wool carpets
  • Full line of convenience options & audio systems
  • “Carrera” look body and trim details including custom engine deck lid and bumper trim
  • Full range of original interior and exterior trim
  • Full original style badge kit
  • Early style beehive rear lights
  • Down lighter number plate light
  • Increased engine power and cc
  • Mid-gearbox mount
  • Rear frame horn tie-in
  • 5 speed gearbox conversion
  • Rear seat belt mounts
  • Glaspar style hardtop

Coupe FAQ

Coupe Body FAQs

  • How straight is the body?

We have worked very hard to create the best mold possible ensuring all speedster clinic bodies need minimal body prep.

 

  • What are the body gaps like?

All our body panels are made oversize, allowing for trimming to create perfect panel gaps.

 

  • What year is the Speedster Clinic Coupe based on?

Our body as based on a 57, 356 A Coupe we are currently working on a bent screen deep sill Pre ‘A’.

 

  • Are the headlight bowls pre fitted?

This is standard on the deluxe kit.

 

  • How long is the lead-time on a body?

We endeavor to keep bodies in stock, however in busy periods up to an 8-week lead-time is possible.

 

  • Do you supply trim

We can supply all parts to finish your speedster.

 

  • What is the body made out from

Speedster Clinic bodies are made in the UK from a hand laid woven polyester resin, flow coated to ensure an excellent fit and finish.

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Speedster Clinic is based in Warwickshire, conveniently located 10 minutes drive from the NEC, close to the M40, M42 and M6 motorways.

Table Oak Farm
Unit 10
Table Oak Lane
Kenilworth
CV81PX
United Kingdom

Phone: 01676 248413

Email: thedoctor@speedsterclinic.com

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