Possibly one of the best known kit car companies was the Jago Jeep which was made by Geoff Jago who started his own business in 1962 and in 1969 Geoff set up a joint business with Richard Park in Quarry Lane, Chichester, the company was called "Rodding Scene". Richard ran Custom City and dealt with customised motor cycles and custom painting and Geoff continued his business of building street rods, kits and associated components.
He first made his first Model T Hot Rod, which he used to regularly drag race.
Geoff introduced one of the first kit cars of its type known as the Jago Jeep, this was in 1971 and was based on the Ford Anglia 105E mechanical parts. In 1975, a revised version was introduced that could take Ford Escort Mk1 mechanical components and followed by a version based on Mk2 Escort components within months.
Between the two, Jago Automotive introduced a further variant based on the Morris 1000, but this conversion received a lot of adverse publicity from the 'keep the Morris 1000s on the road' fraternity and never sold particularly well. There are however supposed to be several examples of this conversion still on the road today.
In 1993 they finally stopped producing cars and the company still exisits to this day, go to www.jago-developments.com.
My thanks have to go to the Jago Owners Club members for supplying the following much of the following information.
There were 30 kits made for the Morris Minor based Jago although survivors are rare it is though that one or two survive with their A series running gear still in place.
The ones shown below no longer have Morris Minor running gear in place although one has a log book showing its Minor based on a 1958 Morris Minor.
Also thanks to Jon,Mark & Andy for the information, photo's and pointing me in the right direction, if you go to Andy's website there is one at the 2001 kit car show at Newark in the last photo.

The Black one shown below was for sale recently and the paperwork show's it to be from a 1958 Morris Minor but now fitted with ford running gear. Using Morris Miinor as a search enquiryit shows,The vehicle details for NAS 974 are: Date of First Registration 04 12 1958, Year of Manufacture 1958, Cylinder Capacity 1598CC.

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