AKS (Auto Kraft Shells Limited)
Auto Kraft Shells Limited was a British manufacturer of bodies and automobiles from the late 1950s .
The company, headed by Sturgeon and Powell was at the Southmill Road in Bishop's Stortford in the county of Hertfordshire resident. 1959 began the production of bodies and kit cars . The brand name was AKS . 1962 ended the regular production. The last of a total of about 400 vehicles was in 1965.
The only Continental model was available in several versions. The basis of the vehicles formed a chassis of Ford of Britain , optionally of the Ford Eight or of the Ford model C Junior .Both had a wheelbase of 228 cm (90 inches ).
The first version Mk 1 was released in January 1959. In July 1959, the Mk 2 version with hardtop added to the range. In March 1960 followed by the four-seat version Mk 3 of the first model. In July 1961 again appeared Mk 2 , which was similar to the first model. The hardtop was removable. The last model Mk 4 was a simplified version. Price was £55 for the kit .
Only a few vehicles still exist. This includes one with the British mark KBH 800 , whose chassis comes from Buckler Engineering .