This website shares the story of my home built (Melbourne, Australia) Locost clubman sports car. It’s a “Lotus 7” style “clubman” that is definitely NOT a “kit car”. I constructed it from scratch, based on the “Locost” sports car design in Ron Champion’s book “Build Your Own Sports Car - for as little as £250”. The project cost a lot more than £250 (UK book), and some say it could be called a Hicost, but you can’t place a value on the pleasure the build brings and the personal satisfaction obtained when declaring to all who will listen “I built my own sports car at home - and got it registered!”
In these pages you can follow my Locost clubman project from beginning to end and see the result of nine years of blood, sweat and tears. The car is now registered and enjoyed by friends and family as well as myself. However, I wouldn’t call the car finished just yet. Even though it’s on the road I still have some changes, improvements and updates planned. So lets call it a work in progress...…..