In 1970 Neville Trickett and Robert Paterson founded Siva and started making kit cars. Between 1970 and 1975 Siva made the Mule. It was similar to the Mini Moke and utilised a steel frame with mini subframes forming the chassis. In all, 12 were made.
We now have the jigs and moulds and are bringing it up-to-date. We're going 'entry level', with modern mechanicals, to produce a summer fun car, cheap to build and basic.
The original Mule:
The modern Mule, with it's two seats, high performance engine, small overhangs and 15-inch wheels, will be a cross between a roadster and a buggy. There is a boot for long journeys or for holding all the gear needed for any well-organized trip. An ideal car for jaunting!
The Mule driver will be the one fed up of the more expensive, more complex, sterile 'Eurobox', who wants a return to the simple pleasure of driving, a return to the days when the car was used for leisure. The Mule will be a get-away vehicle.