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De­bolex were founded by 5 Calum Price-tidd in 2012 and have pro­duced an im­pres­sive se­ries of retro-in­spired cus­toms. Calum said: “Our build process is sim­i­lar to that of the 50s and 60s mo­tor-rac­ing era, where mak­ers would re­move the heavy steel bod­ies from their sa­loon and sports cars, and re­place them with a light­weight alu­minium body, while si­mul­ta­ne­ously im­prov­ing the chas­sis and en­gine per­for­mance. We have adopted the skills of those early coach-builders, and de­vel­oped our own tech­niques ap­plied with our de­sign to cre­ate unique cus­toms.

“We start with a donor stripped to the bones, then each panel is hand­shaped from alu­minium, giv­ing us free­dom over the de­sign and cre­at­ing nat­u­ral, flow­ing lines. Per­for­mance and func­tion­al­ity are a pri­or­ity for all our builds; the re­sult’s a re­li­able, high-per­for­mance cus­tom in a light­weight one-off alu­minium body.”

De­bolex uses clas­sic coach-build­ing skills

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