I joined the forum and learned things from very friendly folks and then went to see one under construction on Tuesday.
The chap was a very capable builder of these things, having built 2 Trikings and this, his second Pembleton.
Looking at what you get for your basic £1000 I can't say I was too impressed by the chassis scantlings or design. The welding was poor, too. But worst of all was that the donor cars are now fetching far too much to economically build one. Then you need hundreds more for the wire wheels, stainless exhausts, etc., etc...Shame, but building and selling my existing Burlington Arrow to finance the three wheeler was not looking sensible. So we'll stick with the Arrow. More chance my wife and I will fit the Arrow, too!
This car is the one I used to drive when I ran the Burlington Motor Spares company in the mid 80s.
I once drove it from Southam, Warwickshire to Suffolk to meet a young lady at a friend's house. It was only later that I realised it had never been registered, taxed or insured! But with a gallon of EP90 gearbox oil in the engine(!!) it took me all that way. I was even given a cheery wave by policemen on the way. Leather helmet and goggles and a white scarf. This car had a bog standard Herald engine and was still quite quick, so my current one with a big bore Spitfire engine should be plenty fast enough for today's roads.