2001 Birkin S3 1.8.
Birkin Cars has been an international icon since 1983. A company entrenched with a deep motorsport history and rich lineage that captured the imagination of thousands of sports car purists around the globe. After a brief spell in the Australasian market, Birkin Cars is back.
Birkin Australia speaks exclusively to the founder of Birkin Cars, John Watson, on a number of topics including the re-entry of Birkin into the Australasian Market.
What exactly is the “Birkin”?
The Birkin S3 sports car is essentially a reproduction of the Lotus 7 Series 3, originally manufactured by Lotus Cars UK in 1968.
The Birkin S3 fits into a niche market for classic cars of the “7” variety, of which there are numerous derivatives. Most of these are only broadly similar to the original Lotus in Cosmetic appearance, and differ significantly in technical construction.
Birkin’s S3 is one of only two reproductions worldwide, that bear any real resemblance to the original Lotus, although both have been re-engineered in different directions to meet modern safety and emission legislation. Birkin Cars (Pty) Ltd is a local manufacturing entity. We have skilled workers in various departments who build our product to exacting and demanding standards. Our policy is to “do it ourselves to make sure it is right, and right on time. Birkin have earned an enviable international reputation for craftsmanship and quality.
The Birkin S3 is produced in 3 categories;
CBU. The car is supplied as a complete “Turnkey Model”
Rolling Chassis. The Rolling Chassis unit is supplied complete, excluding drive train.
SKD (Kit Form): The car is supplied in semi-knock down component DIY form.
(source: Birkin Direct)
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