When the interest for Buggy’s among the VW enthusiasts experienced
in the late 90`s, John from JAS Speed Kits (who still worked for GP
Speedshop at that time) noticed that there was a shortage of quality buggy-kits
available in the UK. This encouraged him to start redesigning and sculpturing
a brand new buggy
from scratch. The aim was to
the overall strength, legroom and appearance but at the same time
keep the original 60`s style as much as possible. John, the owner
of Jas Speed Kits, was a member of the original team which designed and
developed the original GP kit in the 60`s and does all the chassis work for the
famous GP Spyder kit which is still very much in demand today.
February 1998, the First Demonstrator Jas Buggy came off the line, and still
remains one of the highest quality buggy moulds in the
UK today. The Jas Kit dropped many of the additions and style changes made in
the 80`s, in fact
very much a classic 60`s styled design.
The JAS Buggy is the only kit in the UK that has been completely re-designed
from scratch, using brand new moulds. Taking the best features from the MANX and
the GP MK I, II and III, the JAS Buggy gives more leg room in the back (making a
more practical 2+2), smoother lines at the rear (giving more attractive engine
coverage), and an extra thick moulding, making the JAS Buggy one of the
strongest, practical and most attractive buggy’s available.
With over 30 years of buggy building experience, JAS Speedkits is very much a
family run business geared around ever changing customer needs and concerns. As
Buggy building tends to be an ever evolving task, owners, John & Sharon, aim to
keep in close contact with all their customers with impartial advice on anything
from engine problems to chassis work and modifications, helping them tailor
their Buggy to their own needs.
Tel : 01409 241929