Best known became perhaps his clever Banham Sprint which replicated the Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1 and closely resembled it, too, despite having a Mini base. Banham reputedly found out that the Sprite Mk1 was originally meant to be Mini-based, which gave him the idea. Banham reputedly sold some 300 kits, making the Sprint one of his best sellers. There was also the Mini speedster, which was a pretty straightforward conversion to turn any Mini saloon into a two-seater with chopped down roof, A-pillars and windscreen plus twin roll-hoops and removable rear cover panel.
The Mini Metro was another Banham favourite and could be turned into the Banham Superbug (a open buggy style car), the Banham X99 (Audi TT concept-inspired Coupe and Convertible), Banham Bat (futuristic-looking development of the X99). I went to Paul's workshop in Kent in 2013 to see and drive his latest (Jaguar based) creation at the time and spent a lovely day with the man full of great stories.
Picture courtesy Pieter E Kamp
Sprite? Nope, it's a Sprint. That's the Mini based Banham Sprint to be exact
Banham is believed to have sold around 300 Sprint kits, making it one of his best sellers
Picture Jeroen Booij archive
The original Sprite uses an A-series engine, but not placed like this one in the Sprint
The Banham Speedster was a Mini saloon turned into a two-seater roadster
While the Banham Superbug was perhaps a beach buggy for the 2000s. Not many were made
And how about the Metro based banham Bat? Its styling was certainly unique