Christmas Offer has now ended!

Tipo184 Starter Kits still available for 2021 delivery - Place your order below

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The ultimate Christmas present

Build your own 1930s Grand Prix car using a single Mazda MX-5 donor.

Get inspired to roll-up your sleeves at home, and at your own pace transform your MOT failure MX-5 into an F1 legend.

Master Mechanic

Follow in the footsteps of Ant Anstead on his "Master Mechanic" TV show when he created his tribute to the Alfa 158 - the iconic Grand Prix car that won the first ever World Championship GP at Silverstone in 1950!

In case you missed it:
From this...
Scrapped MX5 car
to this!
Ant sat in Tipo car

Starter Kit

£8,499 +VAT (+P&P)

Start Kit

Starter Kit in this offer consists of bespoke chassis, hand built body panels, grill, exhaust, gear linkage, dash panel, propshaft (exchange) & steering column

Frequently Asked Questions

"Which model of MX-5 do I need to buy as the donor car?"

Your most commonly asked questions answered by the Tipo184 team.


Christmas Offer now ended!

Our Christmas offer is now oversubscribed but you can still build this iconic vehicle at home at your own pace.

Our Starter Kits, consisting of some of the key bespoke components required for the build, are now available for 2021 delivery at £8,499 +VAT (+P&P)

Order your Starter Kit now.

    Tell us what you want to do:

    For general enquiries please email the team at

    Close up of Ant driving the Tipo
    Exploded aerial shot of car parts

    We have assembled a ready-to-go kit to accept your MX-5 donor allowing this car to be built at home.

    Build Chapters

    To assist each home builder we have broken your build into chapters, all available separately early in the New Year

    Mirror signal manoeuvre kit

    Mirror-Signal-Manoeuvre Kit - £TBD early January

    Dash switch kit

    Dash switch kit - £TBD early January

    Cooling kit

    Cooling system Kit - £TBD early January

    Seat & fuel delivery kit

    Fuel delivery Kit - £TBD early January

    Closing panel kit

    Closing panel Kit - £TBD early January

    Shocks with & without rear bolt kit

    Shock absorber Kit - £TBD early January

    Seat & fuel delivery kit

    Seat Kit - £TBD early January

    exploded kit

    Mazda MX-5 Donor Parts - these are the parts you will need to salvage from your Mk2 MX5 donor

    Wheel & tyre package pics

    Wheel & Tyre Kit - £TBD early January

    We have created a series of Kits that you can purchase when you are ready, at your own pace, as you build your car.