Bentley EXP 2003 Speed 8 Replica

Now that’s ambitious! Joe Lee in Sofia (Bulgaria) is working on a largely from scratch metal-bodied Bentley EXP 2003 Speed 8 replica. The core chassis is a ’70 Bug with 15×12 and 15×8 wheels, all on an Alfa Romeo Engine. He figures it’ll be done next month — below are a couple pictures, and he’ll update us with the final product later.

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For those of you unfamiliar with the original, here’s what it will look like when he’s done:

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5 Responses

  1. It looks like it is going to be VERY heavy when it is done, but also very nice. Cant wait to se ethe updated pics on it.

  2. chino says:

    I will like to buy this car please email me

  1. April 28, 2006

    […] I recently showed you the wild Bentley EXP Speed 8 that my friend Joe Lee in Bulgaria is working on. On his home one day recently he caught a picture of this incredibly rare Sofia kit car, of which her writes, This is a fiberglass kitcar, called the “Sofia”. It was constructed and produced during the years of socialism, with the first prototype completed in 1981, the second in 1985, and production began a year later. Between 1986 and 1989 about six cars were made, and during the 1990s there were another 6 or 7 cars made. During that period this kind of hidden headlight was also disputed.   This particular one is is a “Sofia type B” on a custom chassis with a Lada gearbox (without the engine) and a Lada interior (from a 70s model). The hidden headlight is opened by a manual crank. It looks like this one was made at the end of 80s. The owner asked about $600 for it. […]

  2. July 2, 2006

    […] Back in April I posted about Joe’s Bentley EXP Speed 8 replica. He’s recently written me with an update on his project: I have just “finished” my Bentley Replica Exp, as I promised you that I will update the pictures of process. Here they are. […]

  3. February 25, 2015

    […] recently showed you the wild Bentley EXP Speed 8 that my friend Joe Lee in Bulgaria is working on. On his home one day recently he caught a picture […]

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