Sylva Sports Cars

Founded in 1981 Sylva has a well established pedigree, producing exceptional lightweight track focused cars.

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Continuing the legacy

My name is David MacBean, a 43 year old Mechanical Engineer, with a lifelong passion for kit cars. In 2015 the opportunity to acquire Sylva Autokits presented itself, it was an itch that just had to be scratched.

Having previously owned a fiat twin cam powered Striker I was very aware of the pedigree that Jeremy and Sylva Autokits had with exceptional lightweight track focused cars. The real challenge for me is not cutting steel or casting GRP panels, it is continuing the sporting legacy — Jeremy has pledged his on-going support to ensure the marque's continued success.

Jeremy and David

The car

The Sylva presents a dynamic package with independent suspension and disc brakes front and rear, with a superb 1800 Twincam engine and 5 speed gearbox.

  • Length: 3300mm
  • Wheelbase: 2260mm
  • Max width: 1580 mm
  • Weight: 550kg (42 % front 58 %rear)
  • Ground clearance: 120mm

Designed to optimise donor components from an MGF, this amazing car can be home built at a very competitive price. The MGF has to be the ideal “donor” car, being in production virtually unaltered for more than 10 years. The MGF can be bought running and roadworthy for as little as £500.

For further details, or arrange a test drive contact:

Tel: 01455 360180
Mob: 07972 928456


Sylva Sportscars Ltd
c/o Iain Daniels Classic Motorsport

Unit 17, Barns Heath Farm
Snarestone Road, Appleby Magna
Derbyshire DE12 7AJ

Registered in England. Registered Number: 10005885