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    What do you mean demise of vaydor. I just picked my kit up a month ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlass442 View Post
    With Jackie of CKI out of business , Carlos Munoz not being able to deliver product across the border , and the recent demise of vaydor and reports of Matt not honoring agreements , is there ANY reputable builders left in the kit car industry?

    By reputable builders , I'm talking people who are turning out finished , drivable cars or body kits for clients .people you can hire today and have a driveable kit car , or body in your hands , in a reasonable period of time . I know there's a bunch of great builders working on they're own cars In this forum - but in terms of being able to hire someone to build you a Body or kit car , who is doing it today and actually turning out finished bodies and cars ?

    The only one I know that can still turn out a finished car is kitcarmike in Florida and Fran of RCR in Michigan , but neither of them will do modern exotic car replica bodies .
    and there is DnA Ferrari replicas in the uk.

    If I am forgetting any please add to the list

    There's a couple promising ones (finnluxury and Strickland ) but As far as I know , no finished cars as of today .
    Is there a pink unicorn with wings that has sex with aliens all while bigfoot and lockness watch!!!!

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    Dangerrous do you know De silva? he is the only person on this forum that would know cos he had a car built by them.
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    It's true that DNA have stopped making kits.
    Sad times as they were reliable in my experience.
    Roland is still going with AND. Nice car too.

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    DNA have relaunched as a prototype builder
    http://www.dnaautomotive.com/
    D

    ps Di silva is a name from the past......

    I have a DNA kit, been a OC member for 8 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerrous View Post
    DNA have relaunched as a prototype builder
    http://www.dnaautomotive.com/
    D

    ps Di silva is a name from the past......

    I have a DNA kit, been a OC member for 8 years
    Not sure what you mean by a name from the past "iam a bit thick"lol
    Has the owners club website been taken down cos i cant access it?

    I had a look at the link to their new website and had to have a laugh because the previous year i spoke to brian about investing in a project either maybe a 300sl or a db5 project then i had the idea of a Porsche speedster. I went down to stoneleigh kit car show with an investor to talk to brian about the idea but DNA did not have a stand at the show. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out and i wish him the best of luck, i cant see how they went bust because they were selling kits???
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    Unless somebody has taken the user name of Di Silva, I remember a forum member on the DNA or Extreme OC from many years ago.
    I don't think DNA went bust, I think the replica business caught up with them, or the Ferrari lawyers gave a stop notice.
    Both the DNA http://www.dnaoc.co.uk/index.php and the Extreme http://extremeoc.co.uk/index.php owners clubs are fine
    Brian, Roland and the team were top plug builders, I was lucky enough to see the 458 and Cali in pre production, I'm sure the future projects will generate quite a bit of interest.
    If you are looking at a speedster, didn't you fancy any of the kits at Stoneleigh?
    D

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    If the Ferrari lawyers Finally got to them they would have to shut down
    No kit car company has been able to continue after Ferrari gets involved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerrous View Post
    Unless somebody has taken the user name of Di Silva, I remember a forum member on the DNA or Extreme OC from many years ago.
    I don't think DNA went bust, I think the replica business caught up with them, or the Ferrari lawyers gave a stop notice.
    Both the DNA http://www.dnaoc.co.uk/index.php and the Extreme http://extremeoc.co.uk/index.php owners clubs are fine
    Brian, Roland and the team were top plug builders, I was lucky enough to see the 458 and Cali in pre production, I'm sure the future projects will generate quite a bit of interest.
    If you are looking at a speedster, didn't you fancy any of the kits at Stoneleigh?
    D

    If iam not mistaken it was Di Silva who put up the money to get the 250gt developed by DNA.
    I was not looking for a speedster rather a business idea that could generate residual income and was looking to invest in an idea with DNA.
    Brain was saying that retro cars have a long time span in terms of sales as opposed to the new cars that he does.
    And yes you are right both Brain and Roland`s craftsmanship is second to non.
    It looks like some one else came up with the idea with the speedster on a boxter. I say good luck to it and look forward to seeing how it comes out.
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    I would NOT recommend DNA to anyone unless you want to wait forever and then be ripped off, lied too and paid for parts you never receive from Brian or any of the guys. They are NOT a legitmate trusted company if your not in the same country to go knocking on their door. I wrote up a topic on it from what I received from them and what I didn’t... excuse after excuse, lies and to “everything is in storage for parts I never got”. Lucky enough to have screen shots of their website before it was taken down.

    Yeah as many said they clean shop, change their name license or go low key when Ferrari got close a few times in the past.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerrous View Post
    Unless somebody has taken the user name of Di Silva, I remember a forum member on the DNA or Extreme OC from many years ago.
    I don't think DNA went bust, I think the replica business caught up with them, or the Ferrari lawyers gave a stop notice.
    Both the DNA http://www.dnaoc.co.uk/index.php and the Extreme http://extremeoc.co.uk/index.php owners clubs are fine
    Brian, Roland and the team were top plug builders, I was lucky enough to see the 458 and Cali in pre production, I'm sure the future projects will generate quite a bit of interest.
    If you are looking at a speedster, didn't you fancy any of the kits at Stoneleigh?
    D
    Last edited by Rippin6Gears; 09-21-2017 at 07:49 PM.

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