I'm no expert as yet, but that doesn't look like a Webster to me, as the front track is too narrow. As I understand it, a 'real' Webster uses a Mini front subframe, hence the front track and all the steering and suspension gubbins is straight off the Mini. That Corbridge version has narrower front track, suggesting the front end may be a home brew using Kitten/Fox front end. Whether the rest of the body is genuine Webster or whether it's genuine Bond Bug I couldn't say (considering the Websters used the original Bond Bug moulds!), but there are quite a few 4-wheelers around which as I understand it are home brews using a real (= Reliant-made) Bond Bug back with a Kitten front chassis welded on, and then the front GRP work presumably hand-crafted (ie at home, rather than in a factory).Dave 6726 wrote:This even 'better' one was at MGOC rally at Corbridge recently............
There was a home brewed "Reliant Sprint" (clone) and a 4-wheeler on Car & Classic a few months ago, absolutely stunning jobs, at around £9000 for the 3-wheeler and £12K for the 4 iirc. I did contact the seller who claimed he had built them both himself from Bond Bug origins.
Of course, I presume it's possible to take a genuine Webster body and use a different front end on it, though that would take so much change from just using the Mini parts I wonder why anyone would bother. Whereas mating a Kitten chassis front to a real Bond Bug rear end would make much more sense as a route to a 4-wheeler.
I'll say one thing about the Reliants of *all* genres and marques, they're certainly a voyage of discovery !