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Westfield in receivership

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#1 RTH

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Posted 14 June 2022 - 14:44

Sad news they made some nice cars over 40 odd years  in Dudley  . I hope someone will pick them up   -  50 redundancies 




#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 14 June 2022 - 15:00

What sad news.  I remember helping Chris Smith - 'The Mystery Lotus buyer' (and a very capable racing driver) - when he founded Westfield with his Lotus 11 lookalike, way back when. 'Road & Track' in the US bought one of his kit 11s as a staff project on the strength of what I had written about the car.



#3 2F-001

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Posted 14 June 2022 - 15:20

Indeed - even us Caterham owners (well, most of us, I'm sure) are much saddened to have heard this.

They seemed to have been developing a more diversified business model too; I don't know if perhaps they'd overstretched themselves in pursuit of wider opportunities, or if it's just a sign of the times...

#4 davidbuckden

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 08:12

Seeing this pair at Lydden only last Saturday I was thinking how well cared-for most examples are.




Let's hope the business can be restructured and carried on.

Edited by davidbuckden, 15 June 2022 - 08:13.

#5 john aston

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 08:33

It's a great shame . Although I ended up driving Caterhams for twenty years I very nearly bought a Westfield instead, and it was only the direct link to ACBC that made me opt for a Seven . There's a popular myth, recently repeated by Autocar's Steve Cropley , that Caterham owners are an elitist bunch who sneer at Westfields, but  the inconvenient truth is that I have never met anybody in the Seven community who did so. Westfield was just another answer to the same question - as was Gordon Murray's  IGM Ford (as on display  at Goodwood MM this spring )