There’s a fresh start for Westfield and sister company Chesil as the new owners move into a new site in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The old site in Kingswinford, West Midlands, has been home to Westfield since the 1980s. Speaking about packing up the old factory, MD Nigel Trilk commented: “So many great cars were built in this space so it is a sad end for many. However we believe the future is bright for the brands and are committed to focusing on both Westfield and Chesil as car companies, with no distractions.”
The company is still in the throes of restarting production, with early 2023 cited as the time it will be able to restart supplies of parts. Westfield Cars (as it is now known) confirmed it had entered into a partnership with restoration firm Classic Project Shop to speed up the transition for factory builds.
There was also a suggestion that the operation may support GTM owners with spares, the marque having been mothballed by the previous management.
We drove the Chesil E back to back with its ICE sibling in Issue 3 of Alternative Cars.