EPC (Essex Proto Conversions)
Kit car Manufacturer of London; United Kingdom from 1970 to 1972
Essex Proto Conversions was a British manufacturer of kit type automobiles in the 1970s . The brand name was EPC .
The brothers Terry and Colin Cordingley, who previously sold VW buggies from GP , founded the company in 1970. The company was initially located at Whalebone Lane in Chelmsford . They started with the production of automobiles and kits . Via Jackson's Kustom buggies from London the vehicles sold. Relocations to Hornchurch in the London Borough of Havering and Dagenham followed. In total, about 386 copies were made. By 1972 ended the production.
The offer included two models, both based on the chassis of the VW Beetle .
- The Hustler was a typical buggy that resembled the GP buggy. Had options of shortened and original wheelbase . Some versions had the windshield of the Mini or Fiat 500 .
- The Pinza GS had an unusual appearance and found only eleven buyers. The body painted painted 190 pounds or 200 pounds with metallic paint . A hardtop with gullwing doors cost an additional 55 pounds or for 60 pounds also with metallic paint. This model was also available as a finished vehicle.
Kit car Manufacturer of United Kingdom from 1970 to 1972