Welcome to the historical Replicar website
REPLICARS OF THE PAST
This website tells the story of classic replica vehicles produced by Alan Hatswell's company from 1980 to 1996, under the trading name "Replicar".
On this website, you will find historical information, references, archive material, and magazine articles of the era, plus a database of photographs and images of Alan's early replica vehicles, spanning 15 years of vehicle production. Also included are many period items of sales and marketing paraphernalia, including brochures, price lists and flyers, all of which are available for download.
We hope this website will be interesting and informative to the owners of existing vehicles and products built by Alan Hatswell when he was trading as Replicar, who will hopefully gain an understanding of the history and heritage of Alan's previous vehicles, and appreciate the investment in quality and craftsmanship that went into every one of his replica vehicles at the time, thus ensuring that many are still being driven and enjoyed to this day!
UPDATE: During the last 2 years, Alan has been working on an exciting new project, in conjunction with Just Classic Cars of Lincoln, who are currently building a batch of Bugatti-Inspired recreations of the fabulous Type 59 Grand Prix car of the 1930's. When complete, the vehicles will be launched at the Goodwood Revival in September, and will be offered as "road-ready". Alan has been instrumental in the design and manufacture of the main chassis and bodywork for this car, and is currently overseeing the entire production process. There is a dedicated website for this project at: www.justclassiccars.co.uk
WANT TO BUILD YOUR VERY OWN TYPE 35?....... Alan Hatswell has now restarted production of the same Type 35 body panels that he produced during his ownership of the original Replicar Ltd company. Alan's new business, called Classic Replica Cars of Whitstable in Kent, will produce you a set of the four main panels to build your own Bugatti-Inspired Type 35! Call Alan on 01227 791640 to discuss or to place your order.
Legal Notice and Disclaimer: To avoid any confusion, it should be pointed out that Alan Hatswell T/A Replicar, and Replicar Imports Ltd, both originally owned and operated by Alan Hatswell from the 1980's (no longer trading), has absolutely no connection whatsoever with Stuart Mills and MEV Replicar who only registered the name Replicar as a trade mark on 31st October 2012.