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Stoneleigh 2018 issue

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  • Marlin Sportster – Proving there’s still life in the Rover V8
  • GBS Zero – New 2.5 Duratec powered Zero on test
  • Probe 15 – The wildest car design ever?
  • Ginetta G31 – 1980s kit updated for the track
  • Autotune Aristocat build – Reader’s classic Jaguar replica
  • Ford Zetec – How to buy and tune a Zetec for your kit car
  • …and much more!

PLUS: Free 32-page Stoneleigh show guide pull-out

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The Marlin Sportster is a kit car stalwart – and it’s still going strong. Ian Stent drives a privately owned Rover V8 powered example… and it has left him wanting a V8 in his life. Is this the grown-up alternative to a Lotus Seven style roadster?

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Spoiler alert: this is by far the best GBS Zero we’ve ever driven. The company’s constant development has paid dividends – find out why were were so impressed by this 2.5-litre Ford Duratec powered car in the latest issue of Complete Kit Car.

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The Adams brothers gained widespread critical acclaim for their innovative designs, and the Probe 15 is arguably the purest form of what they did. Read how this one-off has been restored to as-new spec… even though the owner can’t actually fit inside to drive it!

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Take one 1980s kit car and update it for track days… we see how one reader breathed new life into a Ginetta G31 with a Ford Duratec engine conversion and some other choice upgrades.

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Autotune_AristocatThe Autotune Aristocat has been in constant production since 1984, and as original classic Jaguars increase in value it only becomes ever more appealing. We cover the story of one reader’s build in our new issue.

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In the first of a new series of engine profiles, Chris Hollier explores what you need to consider when buying a Ford Zetec for your kit car, what you need to do to maintain it and how to upgrade it.

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