Build your own ultimate classic sports car!  The AK 427.

AK Sportscars Ltd is based in Peterborough in the UK specialising in the design and manufacture of one of the finest cobra kit recreations in the country – the AK 427.  Although one of the biggest producers in the UK we have endeavoured to keep the company on a friendly basis. Knowing all our customers personally and always putting them first allows us to cater for their individual needs with an after sales service that is renowned for being second to none. Unlike many companies that buy parts in and re-sell them, AK firmly believe that to keep quality high everything that can be, should be and is, manufactured in-house. The results speak for themselves. At the factory we always welcome customers past, present and future.

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URGENT!!!

Government PROPOSALS regarding emissions for IVA testing.

 

We have had a number of calls and emails regarding the latest Government proposals which will affect every NON LS powered AK 427 currently in build.

Please read this information we have acquired regarding this to date. If we get any further information we will keep you updated.

This is a link to the Government document that has been released the parts relevant to kit cars can be found on page 16 (4.10 – 4.13)

 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/678209/road-vehicles-improving-air-quality-and-safety.pdf

In Basic terms … Every car will have to pass current UK emissions and not as currently emissions based on the year of your engine!!!!!!!

Jon has spoken to Mr Mark Vickers of VOSA today to try and clarify the situation. It would appear that although Mr Vickers was not aware of this latest document, he was aware that this procedure on emissions was imminent. His comment that although this is at this stage a proposal he felt that there is a very high chance of it becoming law.

We cannot give a definitive confirmation on dates yet. IF this proposal is passed as anticipated. The document quotes that the consultation period runs from 2/2/18 – 2/3/18 and that drafts will be produced during April 2018.

Two dates appear to factor and we THINK that it will become law on 1st July 2018 and then we will be given 6 months until the 1st January 2019 when it will be enforced.

The current advise from Mr Vickers that if the customer gets to the last minute and the car is close to finishing then book the IVA test for before 1/1/19. You will then have to accept the test failure which then gives you 6 months to re test the car. This then gains you a further 6 months to complete your car. He advises us that the car will be re tested to the original testing emissions as of the date of the failure of the original test. We cannot guarantee this advise as set in stone at this stage though.

 

Kind Regards

Wendi

A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARIES!!……..
OUR FIRST FACTORY OPEN DAY FOR 2018 IS OUR COFFEE AND CAKE DAY. THIS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 20TH MAY 2018………. MORE DETAILS NEARER THE DATE.

PLEASE SEE OUR FAQ’S ( FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) WHICH SHOULD HELP EXPLAIN WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD YOUR OWN AK 427. IF YOU’D LIKE MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL THE AK OFFICE ON 01733 267633. WE HAVE A FULL INFORMATION PACK WE CAN POST OUT FOR YOU!

WE HAVE LOTS OF FACTORY BUILDS ON THE GO AT THE MOMENT SO A GREAT TIME TO VISIT IF YOU ARE WISHING TO SEE ROLLING CHASSIS BUILT UP AND OTHERS NEARING COMPLETION TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT YOUR BUILD WILL ENTAIL FOR YOUR OWN PROJECT. GIVE CARLA, WENDI OR JON A CALL TO BOOK A FACTORY TOUR ON 01733 267633.

“RUFUS” OUR CURRENT AK 427 DEMO CAR HAS HAD A BUSY 2017,  TAKING POTENTIAL CLIENT’S OUT ON TEST DRIVES AND HAS MADE MANY PUBLIC APPEARANCES INCLUDING THE NORTH NORFOLK CAR RALLY, STONELEIGH KIT CAR SHOW, LONDON ON WATER, CARFEST SOUTH AND THE CLASSISC NEC MOTOR SHOW.  “APPLE” WHO WILL BECOME OUR SECOND AK DEMO CAR IS CURRENTLY IN BUILD AND NEARING COMPLETION NOW …… EXCITING TIMES!!

AK NOW OFFER CAR SERVICES FOR YOUR AK 427’S FROM £99 + VAT- CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR CAR IN EITHER WHILE YOU WAIT OR WE DO OFFER A DELIVERY AND COLLECTION SERVICE IF REQUIRED. 

CURRENT WORKSHOP LEAD TIMES ON OUR BODY /CHASSIS KITS FOR SELF BUILD PROJECTS ARE CURRENTLY AROUND 4 MONTHS. SO  IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING STARTING YOUR AK 427 PROJECT IN SPRING, THEN PLEASE BOOK YOUR FACTORY VISIT TO DISCUSS THE VARIOUS OPTIONS AVAILABLE WITH JON AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

WE HAVE ONLY TWO BUILD SLOTS LEFT FOR FACTORY BUILT CARS FOR  2018 COMPLETION SO IF YOU ARE THINKING OF COMMISIONING A BUILD THEN GET YOUR VISIT IN QUICK.