1994 Westfield SEi SPa


  • Original SPa SEi press car
  • Genuine low mileage
  • Factory-built example
  • Always garaged


Westfield is a car manufacturer with a fascinating history. After Caterham bought the rights to the original Lotus Seven, the Midlands-based company set out building a near-identical replica, but in order to get around ‘passing-off’ legislation its founder, Chris Smith, used different construction techniques, with a fibreglass body, independent rear suspension and a wider chassis – changes that many believe make the Westfield the more engaging of the two cars to drive.

This example is a 1994 SPa SEi model, powered by a 1.6-litre Ford crossflow engine and originally used as Westfield’s own press car and demonstrator, appearing in multiple car magazines in the mid-1990s. 

Subsequently owned by the same family until four years ago and then by the vendor since then, the car comes with a known history and a good pedigree. Garaged for at least the past 24 years and used only as a hobby car, it has covered a genuine 17k from new.

Included are the original wheel, as well as a new set of alloys shod with Avon ZT7s that have covered less than 1,500 miles.

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  • UK V5C
  • MOT to May 2024
  • All original construction books and handbooks
  • Was originally Westfield’s press demonstrator
  • Comes with 1995 issue of Kit Car magazine featuring this very car on the cover
  • Old MOT certificates
  • Genuine low mileage
  • TOAD Immobiliser
  • Old receipts for work performed
  • Two sets of keys


  • The interior is in good condition, with all dials and gauges working
  • There is a heater switch but Westfield didn’t install the actual heater (it can be added). 
  • Windscreen washer bottle supplied but not fitted, although all the ancillaries are there to ensure it will pass the MOT
  • Seats and carpets are all in good condition. 
  • Sparco four-point harnesses 
  • Three-spoke racing steering wheel


  • The red fibre glass bodywork is in good condition, with just a few small fibre star cracks and small scratches visible under close scrutiny. 
  • Original red paint in very good order
  • OZ Racing alloys with excellent Avon ZT7 rubber
  • Tonneau cover and doors are in very good condition, and the vinyl roof has never been used
  • steel sub-frame, aluminum floor panels and fibre glass body panels
  • The frame is powder coated and in very good condition 
  • The panels (along with the rest of the car) were factory assembled and the fibre glass shows no signs of cracking or damage
  • Original jack, tools and locking nut key in original cloth bag


  • 1.6-litre 4cyl Ford crossflow
  • 5-spd manual Ford Type 9 transmission
  • As part of the last service and inspection the gearbox mount was replaced by a genuine Westfield part as it showed signs of wear
  • According to the vendor, the car is mechanically sound and runs well, the steering feel is great and the brakes are strong.


This is a bright and very smart example of the iconic four-cylinder Westfield, as well as being a car with a fascinating history behind it thanks to its launch press car status. It’s a well-maintained example in great overall order and promises to be terrific, simple and reliable fun to drive for its next lucky owner.   


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1994
  • Make Westfield
  • Model Sei
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 17,315 Miles
  • Engine size 1598
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Stockport
  • Location Cheshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
20 bids
  • ryan.ta•••• £4,600 28/09/23
  • azoffro•••• £4,500 28/09/23
  • Grahoun•••• £4,400 28/09/23
  • azoffro•••• £4,300 28/09/23
  • Grahoun•••• £4,200 28/09/23
  • Sunset1•••• £4,100 28/09/23
  • azoffro•••• £4,000 28/09/23
  • Swarren•••• £3,900 28/09/23
  • nichola•••• £3,800 28/09/23
  • azoffro•••• £3,700 28/09/23

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