Terry Sands, who previously led Classic Reproductions , and Bill Cook founded the company in 1984 in Tyseley , Birmingham . They started with the production of turn key automobiles and kits . The brand name was Sheldonhurst . In 1985, Sands left the company and founded Alternative Vehicle Center . 1986 ended production.
Californian and Speedster were replicas of the Porsche 356 . The basis formed optionally the chassis of the VW Beetle with rear engine or a self-developed chassis for the boxer engine of the Alfa Romeo Alfasud . 1985 ended the production of this model.
Between 1985 and 1986, the company offered the XK 120 . This replica of the Jaguar XK 120 was available on the basis from Ford as well as with a ladder frame and many parts of the Jaguar XJ 6 kit cost £2,950 plus vat.
The Cobra , a replica of the AC Cobra with the four-cylinder engine from MG B , was from 1984 to 1986. Brightwheel Replicas continued production under its own brand name.
Also, the Mongoose was made from 1984 to 1985 at Sheldonhurst. Inspired by a Ford Model T in racing car design from about 1927. The base was a Ford Cortina . Then an open two-seater body was mounted. Also the was a Bugatti Type 49 Replica , produced from 1984 to 1986 .