The Beginning

The Build

The Adventures


Okay, so just how much does it cost be build a Pembleton Grasshopper Supersports like Josephine and go adventuring?


Here are the approximate costings I jotted down on the back of a beer mat the other day:


  • donor cars - 250
  • Pembleton Grasshopper Kit - 1200
  • Ali Sheets - 250
  • Brake pipe kit - 60
  • Rubber fuel pipes - 70
  • Brooklands screens - 135
  • Exhausts - 60
  • Mirrors - 20
  • Dashboard Switches - 25
  • Seats - 150
  • Lights - 70
  • Indicators - 20
  • Coil, plugs, points - 35
  • Sundries (rivets, tools, cable, hose, etc)- 250
  • msva - 130
  • Registration & Tax - 66
  • Number plates - 20
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  • Total - 2801

These costs are off the top of my head, but I think are pretty accurate. I don't think I've missed any major elements / costs from the list. The only real guess is for the 'Sundries' which covers everything else I haven't included in the list. To air on the safe side we'll call the final figure a round 3000.


So for 3000 and a little sweat spread over (I'd say) 8 weeks you get to have one of these on the road:


front quarter view

Finished front view. Note new front grill.


rear quarter view

Finished rear view. Note new light board design.


dash view

Finished dash layout.


front cockpit join

Copper cockpit joint. My favorite design feature!


Cool dudes

Cool dudes!