Not to be confused with the VW Passat Coupé which sold in the US as the Quantum, Quantum Sports Cars (QSC) Coupé was the brainchild of Mark and Harvey Wooldridge who founded QSC in 1987.
The Coupé was the brothers first model and featured an all glass reinforced plastic, grp, shell that benefited from computer analysis to ensure structural rigidity.
The mechanical running gear and many fittings of the Coupé were designed to be sourced from Ford Fiesta Mk 1 donor cars.
The very first Quantum Coupé was scrapped in the interests of safety after it had under gone many modifications during the prototype stage. The second Quantum suffered a similar fate after an accident wrote it off.
The car seen here uses parts from a 1985 donor car.
Only 17 Quantum Coupé’s were built in total, the model was replaced with a more successful saloon which required a Ford Fiesta Mk 2 donor car.
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Mark and Harvey Wooldridge founded Quantum Sports Cars in 1987 to produce a Coupé kit car designed by Harvey to take Mk 1 Ford Fiesta running gear, 17 examples were built.
In 1991 Quantum introduced a saloon model with pop up headlights designed around Mk 2 Ford Fiesta running gear .
The 2+2 model seen here was also designed around Mk2 Ford Fiesta running gear and introduced in 1993. To date it is thought around 400 examples have been built, 2 + 2 kits built by Quantum Kit Cars Limited of Bristol are available from Quantum Heritage.
This particular Quantum stated life as a Mk 2 Fiesta with a 1600 cc / 97.6 cui motor in 1985/85 first registered in Shrewsbury. I am not sure when the car was given the Quantum body but it’s driver informed me that it recently had a 2 litre / 122 cui engine installed as have many others of the type. Notice the smoked rear light clusteres which were sourced from the Ford Sapphire parts bin.
If you’d like to know more about the marque I’d recommend getting in touch with the extremely active Quantum Owners Club.
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