Welcome to Siva Edwardian

Discover the fascinating history of Siva Edwardian cars

Step into the world of Siva Engineering and explore the unique and affordable cars designed in the style of early automobiles. Join us as we delve into the late sixties when Michael Saunders envisioned a fun car that would capture the hearts of enthusiasts looking for something just that little bit different.

Why run a Siva?

What this sort of replica (or pastiche) gives the driver is the experience of Edwardian motoring without the problems of a real veteran car that needs great driving skill and excellent fettling ability.

The basis of Sivas

The old Ford, Citroen and VW underpinnings are all reliable - if well maintained. There is no doubt that the purist will scoff and harrumph but fun and enjoyment is the name of the game.  The most common Siva is based on the Ford Popular from 1953 to 1959 which was fitted with a 10HP engine of 1172cc.  This engine develops 30BHP and is one of the last sidevalve engines used in a car in the UK (it was further developed for the new Anglia Prefect range in 1953). My own car is based on a 1937 7Y saloon with 10HP engine.  


Quality Craftsmanship

As might be expected the quality of the finished car would be dependent on the skills of the builder. Surviving examples exhibit all standards of build like many kit cars of the late sixties and early seventies.

If you want one....

To find out if there any Siva Edwardians for sale contact me on sv1172 at aol dot com.  Also keep an eye on Ebay as Siva Edwardians turn up occasionally. These have been restoration projects, part completed and fully working cars.  If you have a Siva Edwardian for sale then send me the details and I will advertise the car on this site. As to values, the price can range from £1000-£2000 for a restorable example with a car in running order fetching £3,500 to £6,500 depending on the level of finish.  Exceptional cars can fetch considerably more in 2023 possibly due to the DR Who 60th Anniversary. Above all these cars can guarantee cheap fun and economical motoring!

Tattered examples still turn up in all manner of locations - sheds, barns, garages and often under the remains of a tarpaulin sheet!  There have been a number of new finds last year - 2021.  It really is surprising that examples are still emerging blinking in the sunlight from sheds and barns. It seems that no one likes to throw them away!


Timeless Design

The Siva designs were inspired by the Edwardian era of motoring, reimagined for the amateur to construct without the facilities of a fully equipped workshop.

Restoring or maintaining a Siva

Owners of Ford based Sivas should join the Ford Sidevalve Owners’ Club, which caters for the sidevalve Fords ’32 – ’62, and holds a register of these Edwardian Sivas built on Ford chassis.  The club stocks all of the mechanical and electrical spares that the Siva Edwardian owner will ever need and, together with expert guidance and an excellent magazine every two months, provides genuine support. 

About Us

Preserving the legacy of unique cars

At Siva Edwardian, we are passionate about preserving the legacy of these Edwardian styled cars. Our mission is to celebrate the design and innovation of these early seventies replicas by highlighting the iconic Siva models. With a touch of 1950s engineering, Siva endevoured to design eccentric vehicles that blend nostalgia with slightly better performance......

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