The financial case made by the Sport 250 is a decent one, as most cars of its ilk tend to make.

Although Westfields don’t seem to hold their value quite as phenomenally well as Ariels and rarer Caterhams, they still compare favourably with what a similarly priced hot hatchback or conventional sports car would cost you in depreciation over a typical ownership period.

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Although the firm does offer kits designed to be built on top of donor-car mechanicals, the Sport 250 comes complete – either in kit form or factory assembled

There’s accessibility to consider here too. You’ll need to go all the way to 620 levels in Caterham’s product catalogue to beat the Sport 250’s power and accelerative punch – and that Caterham is almost a £50,000 car.

In a ‘normal’ road car, you’ll need to double even the Caterham’s outlay to match the Westie’s off-the-line performance and driver involvement.

Buyers for whom the kit-building experience is part of this car’s appeal could hardly be better supported than by Westfield.

The firm can provide as much or as little help as you want in screwing and bolting your own car together, whether it’s online, over the phone or in person.

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But if you’re minded to spend large on extras on your Westfield, we’d advise you to think long and hard about a factory-built car, which would better protect your investment than a home-built one; because second-hand buyers will be happier to spend big sums on a car they know has been factory assembled. 

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