The costs of building a Royale Sabre
To build a kit car, the costs are very underestimated. Most builders are very optimistic and only see the price of the kit itself, but you can triple or quadruple the cost of the basic kit. In the table below you get some information of the cost I spent to build the car.
Of course you can make some things more expensive, but it's very difficult to build it cheaper. For example you can get a donor vehicle for 1000 euro, but for that price you get a car of at least 15 years old, a mileage of 200.000 and a lot of rust. Or you can clean and spray the chassis by yourself, but how do you remove the rolling mill skin of the steel. If you don't do that you will see the result after 2 years. Be wise and build on quality, not on costs or time.
For the actual prices of the kit and parts see: http://www.vintagemotorcompany.co.uk/sabre.htm. As you can see the standard factory build Royale Sabre is sold by this company for GBP 26.000 or EUR 37.000 (excl. taxes!).
|Body & Chassis Kit||7.000|
|Sand blasting and painting||800|
|Bonnet Fixing and Fitting Kit||270|
|Brake tubes, badges, etc.||500|
|Chrome finisher set||370|
|Bumper Kit ( Chrome )||540|
|Carpet Set ( Super Wool )||450|
|Door Glass & Fitting Kit, Locks||420|
|Front Suspension Conversion Kit||560|
|Radiator, Grill Mesh, wiper set||700|
|Hood Complete Assembly||750|
|Interior Trim Kit||600|
|Interior and Torpedo Side Lights||120|
|Walnut Dashboard and Radio Fascia||450|
|Windscreen Glass & Chrome Finisher||210|
|Wired wheels, cones and nuts||3.000|
|Wooden steering wheel||170|
|SVA (Dutch:RDW) tests||400|
|Hard Top & Fitting Kit||630|