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Welcome to the Stevens-Cipher Enthusiasts Group

the home for owners and supporters of Stevens-Cipher cars.

August 2018 - Lada based prototype Cipher is up for sale again

Tony Stevens has advised me that the Lada based Cipher prototype is still up for sale. This is a one off car financed by Lada and built by Tony. For more pictures and further details see the pdf.

August 2018 - The festival of Wheels 2018

What a difference a week makes. Glorious sunshine all weekend at the Festival of Wheels Ipswich. Billed as the largest event of its kind in the South-East, the Festival gathered together the east coasts rarest and most glamorous cars, bikes and trucks. The festival of wheels is a unique event created for those with a passion for motoring in general. Seen beside a MG Midget was the green Cipher.

Cipher at Festival of wheels 2018

July 2018 - The green Cipher at a rather soggy Debach car show

Debach airfield and museum held their first classic car day on 29th July, which was very well attended despite the weather. Having had back to back sunshine, we had our first rainy day for months! 70 Classic car drivers bravely turned up in their vehicles including a Cipher.

Cipher at Debach

April 2018 - Drive it day

April 22 was this years 'Drive it Day'. This is a national event organised by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. The aim is to get historic vehicles out on the road to demonstrate to politicians and policy makers the importance of the classic vehicle movement. The Green Cipher joined the Roman Roadsters Car Club travel from Marks Tey across the countryside to our venue at on a Kersey Mill and gardens just north of Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Cipher at Kersey Mill

January 2018 - Tony Stevens puts the Lada based Cipher up for sale

Tony Stevens informs me that he's looking to sell the Russian Cipher prototype to clear a bit of space. This car was intended to be the Lada Sports Car and is the only example that exists. The car was designed and built by Stevens Research Ltd in the late eighties in the UK under a Joint Venture between Stevens Research, LADA and various Russian, Lithuanian and British interests. Built using Lada Samara mechanicals in the factory at Stratford upon Avon, it's been in storage ever since the Lithuanian Government withdraw from the project. Contact Tony direct if interested via email asdintell@aol.com

Lada based Cipher

Lada based Cipher

October 2017 - The web site gets a makeover to make it mobile and tablet friendly

As technology advances the web site had become increasingly difficult to view on today’s range of tablets and mobile phones. So it's been completely rewritten to provide a better user experience whether viewed from a PC, mobile phone or tablet. Whatever the size of your screen the site should be easily viewable. If you you find any problems please use the contacts page to get in touch.

September 2017 - Sienna update, the final part

Grant provides part 10 and the final conclusion of his Stevens Sienna project

August 2017 - Sienna update, the final fit up, the Sienna is coming together.

Grant provides part 9 of his Stevens Sienna project

July 2017 - The Peter Andrews Memorial Sprint

July 16 saw the 5th running of the Peter Andrews Memorial Sprint at Woodbridge run by the Fressingfield Oily Rag Club and Javelin Track Days. For the 3rd year the green Cipher had been entered with the expectation of improving on last years’ time. A new modified Kitten big bore exhaust system had been fitted and the car felt noticeably better especially up hills where previously it always lacked power. My thanks to the excellent Reliant Kitten Register parts scheme for supplying a Kitten system to modify.
This year MoD restrictions meant that the usual track layout was completely revised to avoid using the main runway, so unfortunately no more comparison times with previous years. The weather forecast was for cloud all day with a slight chance rain later on, so hopefully almost ideal conditions for the day. So after a couple of sighting runs to learn the new track layout it was time for the first proper run of the day. Javelin had excelled themselves in creating new anti-clockwise layout that really tested the cars handling. Over the next 6 runs I shave over 6 seconds off my first run of the day and the Cipher is performing really well and trouble free. As usual we've all had a brilliant day out, the Cipher is never going to win any prizes for its speed but it’s certainly been a lot of fun.


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Above photos by Ken Carrington from Ken Carrington Photography

June 2017 - Sienna update part 7 and 8

Grant provides part 7 and 8 of his Stevens Sienna project

May 2017 - Some more of the original Cipher road tests

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April 2017 - We've found some more of the original Cipher road tests

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Site last updated 13 August 2018