Picking the right kit car is probably the single most important decision you will make. So it is worth the extra time to check out your options and not rush into buying the first kit car you see because you happen to have a suitable donor car handy.

In fact, the donor car should be the very least of your concerns, as there is no shortage of cars available. So rather than limiting yourself to the few kits that utilise your existing donor, it is probably a better option to sell your current donor and buy another when the need arises.

But we are getting ahead of ourselves here. Let’s take a look at the kit car choices we have available and how we can whittle it down to the ideal kit car for our purpose.

Visit kit car shows in your area and chat to owners club members as they can pass on valuable build experience and tips. In the UK, the Stoneleigh Show has the largest selection of manufacturer stands as well as a massive collection of owners club displays. If you want to know what’s available, I suggest a trip!

In A Nutshell

Don’t limit yourself to one particular manufacturer simply because you already have a donor car as it’s often easier to sell or swap it for another donor car at a later date. It’s always better to choose a kit that you want rather than restricting yourself to the few kits that your current donor vehicle will allow.