2003 BRA Leighton


  • Incredibly rare, as one of just 16 produced
  • Runs & drives great, with no known faults
  • Just 2 former keepers, and a mere 7,988 miles covered
  • Ready to enjoy, with MOT until April 2024

The Appeal

Originally designed by GCS Hawke, and later re-modelled by BRA, the Leighton set to offer a truly performance-oriented experience, in classic tricycle form. The vehicle would utilize a lightweight space frame chassis to support Citroen 2CV running gear, whilst retaining its sleek GRP bodywork. As a result, the Leighton would receive tremendous praise for its styling, handling, and excellent power-to-weight ratio. 

With a mere 16 total kits ever produced by BRA, this Leighton stands as a truly rare vehicle in today’s market, and would no doubt make a splendid collection piece, an exciting weekend toy, or even a retro track machine. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in September 2003
  • Offered with just 7,988 miles on the clock
  • Just 2 former keepers
  • Acquired by the current keeper in November 2017
  • Dry stored over the years
  • V5C document present
  • Comes ready to enjoy, with MOT until April 19th 2024

The Interior

  • Blue vinyl upholstery
  • Features Smiths gauges 
  • Equipped with a Mountney three-spoke steering wheel
  • Fitted with Brooklands aeroscreens
  • Presented in excellent condition, with only slight signs of use and age

The Exterior

  • Finished in a retro two-tone paint scheme, with Maserati badging
  • Equipped with 15” steel wheels, complete with hub caps
  • Presented in great overall condition, although professional paint correction would no doubt yield more impressive results

The Mechanics

  • Features a 602cc air-cooled flat-twin, and running gear from a 1987 Citroen 2CV
  • Offers tremendous fun, with a thoroughly enjoyable exhaust note to suit
  • Starts right away, and performs admirably with no known faults
  • Recently serviced and fitted with a new battery and fuel line prior to its last MOT
  • Ready to be enjoyed, with MOT until April 2024


This 2003 BRA Leighton offers an incredibly rare opportunity to obtain a highly praised three-wheeler kit car, capable of rather impressive performance. The vehicle runs & drives brilliantly, even down to the Citroen 2CV push-pull transmission, and will no doubt offer many more enjoyable miles for motoring enthusiasts and collectors alike. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2003
  • Make BRA
  • Model Leighton
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 7,988 Miles
  • Engine size 602
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Hastings
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
22 bids
  • De•••• £6,200 05/06/23
  • ba•••• £6,100 05/06/23
  • De•••• £6,000 05/06/23
  • ba•••• £5,900 05/06/23
  • De•••• £5,800 05/06/23
  • ba•••• £5,700 05/06/23
  • De•••• £5,600 05/06/23
  • ba•••• £5,500 05/06/23
  • De•••• £5,400 05/06/23
  • ba•••• £5,300 05/06/23

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