Raffo Cars from Southport were created by John Raffo. The first model Tipo 11 was a kitcar with a space frame chassis, fiberglass body, and centrally mounted Alfa Romeo Alfasud power train. In 1196 Raffo Belva was introduced. It featured rounded bodywork and gull-wing doors. Power came from a Ford Zetec 1.8/2-liter engine.