Siva Motor Car Company
The designer Neville Trickett and Robert Paterson founded the company in Aylesbury in 1970 and started producing automobiles. The brand name was Siva . 1976 ended production. In total, about 185 copies were made.
In addition, Neville Trickett operated together with Michael Saunders Siva Engineering Sales Company in Weymouth , whose vintage style vehicles were also marketed as Siva .
The most successful model was the mini buggy . This was a kind of VW buggy , but based on the Mini . The kit with chassis and body cost £195 . By 1976, 95 copies were made.
Between 1970 and 1975 Siva made 12 copies of the mule . This vehicle was similar to the Mini Moke . A steel tube frame with mini subframe formed the base.
The S 160 was a coupe on the chassis of the VW Beetle . Striking were the gullwing doors , the curved windshield and the slightly backlit headlights. The derivative S 530 was slightly longer and wider. With a the Essex V6 engine from Ford. An execution called V8 with a V8 engine remained a prototype. Of these coupes emerged between 1971 and 1972 twelve copies.
From the successor Saluki Siva sold between 1973 and 1976 also twelve copies. The VW base was retained, but both the front and headlights and the windscreen were changed. In front of the doors additional windows were mounted. Embeesea Kit Cars took over the design.
The llama was the successor of Mule . The Hillman Imp with rear engine now formed the base. Although Chrysler had promised to supply parts, however, stopped production of the Imp soon after. Between 1974 and 1976, 50 copies were made.
The Sierra resembled the Willys Jeep , based on the MK1 Ford Escort and was born in 1976 only three times.
The Mehari as a replica of the Citroën Méhari based on the Citroën 2 CV remained a unique piece in 1976.