Built in England in 1966, this ’33 Packard replica sits on a VW chassis riding on wire wheels. And as you can see from the close-up photos, the exhaust has been rerouted to the exhaust. That said, it was a really unfinished kit that looked very “fake” in comparison to most of the replicas out there… but with only a little work I think this could be a very handsome car. At Carlisle they were asking (and I quote, slash-out included) “$8,950 OBO Offer – Trades”.
This is a GP Madison, built in the early 1980s (the “D” plate gives 1966 as the donor VW Beetle). GP Concessionnaires were a very successful manufacturer of buggies and all things VW based. It was never intended as a replica, just “inspired” by 30s roadsters. Have not seen one in decades. Some of their other stuff was truly inspired like the Turbo (Porsche style wide arches and whaletail for Beetles) and accomplished original designs like the Talon.
I own a Madison here in the UK based on a 1600 Beetle, the moulds for this kit were sold to the Austrialians back in the early nineties and since have been sold on to the Maylaysians and the car is now in production as the Bufori.
I have owned two of these cars over a ten year period and now they are becomming very rare and admired. Any other owners that wish to contact me are more than welcome firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have heard/read many reviews about the Madison, and read a lot of people say that it was/is owned by the company Bufori.
I have visitied their plant in Malaysia and it is anything other than a Kit Car. When I asked them if they were the company that bought them they said they werent. They emphasied that they have NEVER been a kit car nor will they EVER be a kit car.
hi iv just got one its in a run down state i think its stood a long time inside think it will tidy up ok how much are they worth is it worth doin up meny thanks
I used to own a coupe version of this car based on a Ford Cortina. I was interested on the comment by JA about the Bufori comment above as I used to have a website about my car and they (Bufori) demanded that I removed it as soon as possible or face legal action as they owned the rights to the car and that it had never been produced as a kit car. Obviously I told them to “go forth and multiply” and with the help of a gentleman who owns the Madison name rights for the original car, who had contacted me because of my page, we got them to do just that.
If NICK reads this, would you be interested in selling your Maddie?
I know were u can get car like this, but with out engine and with out ducuments.
We owned a Madison from 1987-95. It was a 2000 GT Cortina donor. Old cliche – but it really was a head turner. Deep red pearlescant paint, stacks of chrome, side exhausts etc etc. Sold it to a bloke in Berlin, last seen embarking on ferry at Tyneside! Reg was Q139 WAK – would really like to knwo if she is still around somewhere.
i bought a 1966 madison. what a fantastic car, it is on a beetle pan with a 1600 vw engine. it is in very good condition and has had a great deal of time and money spent on it. the car had been standing for quite some time but still got me home 180miles at 70mph it never missed a beat.
it would be great to hear from anyone out there with one.
Does anybody know where there is a Madison coupe bodyshell or car for sale? I dont mind rough or derelict. I have always fancied one, I almost bought a new kit in the nineties but ended up with an Elan 2 instead.
Hello I own a 1979 Madison Kit car now for 4 years Reg AYX713T
It has been shown on various sites.It came from London up north
1st to yorkshire and now in Lancshire.It has the 1600cc VW engine.
May a make a point this kit,s where only sold from 1979 to 1990,
I sorry people are wrong with any earlier date this is reading the
year off the chassis if it predates this…what ever they think…ok
Um, yes, the car will be registered as whatever the chassis is. The body is considered just another part.
If you put a new horn or door on a 1968 Ford, it’s still a 1968 Ford.
It’s nice to know that they sell for £10-18 K now.
Hi Andrew, I’ve just bought a Madison and it needs abit of work tidying it up. I live in Preston, Lancashire so if you fancy meeting up to chat that would be great. I’m particularly looking to make a hood and frame if you have one and know a hood maker? best wishes Anthony
To put the record straight I designed and produced the original Madison prototype
in September 1980…. it was initially marketed by GP before becoming
the ‘Bufori Madison’……. Neville Trickett.
To add to the record, my business partner and I bought the Aust/NZ rights from GP in 1983, and for a few years sold both kits and complete cars. In 1988 we sold those rights and the moulds to Bufori, and we both went to work for them.
Bufori only ever sold complete cars, and developed a couple of versions while in Australia, the Mark II and the V6i. They moved production to Malaysia in 1994, and have since brought out more versions.
idk if any deal was struck by Bufori for rights outside of Australia and NZ.
I have owned a Madison for 8 years and I am now looking for some chrome wired wheels with white wall tyres , would anyone know where I can pick up a set from that will be suitable and not cost a fortune?
Hi I have just bought an 1970 madison gp but it has got a 1.3 beetle engine we’re they all the same around that year
Hi I have a madison gp ford based 3.0 v6 manual 4 speed but not the same as all other madison as mine carriers the rear wheel at the rear
Regarding the VW version of the Madison Roadster…
Is the empty front compartment, that is the space under the bonnet actually boot space for luggage?
Also I believe a bench seat was used in the production versions so how was pedal distance adjusted for different sized drivers?
I am on the lookout for a VW version so this info would be helpful.