AUTO KRAFT SHELLS
MANUFACTURES OF GLASS-FIBRE COACHWORK
Southmill Road, Bishop's Stortford, Herts
AKS really only produced one shell. They just added bits, or took them off and called it by another name. All their shells were designed to fit chassis of 7`6" wheelbase, primarily the Ford 8 and 10hp chassis but could be accommodated onto other chassis of similar wheelbases.
Above is the AKS Continental Mk1 launched in January 1959, all other models were just variations on this theme.
In July of that year the Mk2 was launched. This was a fast back, hard top version of the Mk1 and none are known to survive.
March 1960 saw the introduction of the Continental Mk3. The Mk3 was a four seater hard top version of the Mk1 and was AKSs attempt to get into the family saloon market.
July 1961 saw the introduction of another car called the Continental Mk2. This again, was the same two seater shell as the Mk1 with the addition of a detachable hard top which could also be bought separate for fitment to your Mk1.
The last model from AKS was the Mk4 which was a stripped down version of their Mk1 . Sold as a bare shell complete with chassis mounting frame and a polished aluminium grill for the very cheap price of £55.