Avenger, eBay, FiberFab, For Sale | Thu, 31 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Not that it makes a big difference, but this Fiberfab Avenger GT-12 Kit is mounted on a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia pan with an 1835cc engine. It has the tilt front and rear (which can be completely removed in about ten minutes for maintenance), front disk brakes, roll up windows, full gauges, and CD stereo. On the whole everything works, although it could use some touches like proper weatherstripping, inner fenders, more sound insulation, and tweaking of a couple of the senders. The current owner is 6’2″, so drop-floors were added. The trunk stores tools, a floor jack and a high pressure compact spare mounted on a VW rim.
The car is located near Disneyland in California and is currently on eBay (#280250061617).
eBay, For Sale, Tornado | Thu, 31 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Due to immigration of the owner, the original Tornado demo car of their Mclaren M6GTR replica is for sale in Oxfordshire, UK (eBay #120288988375). It seems to be in great shape with a current MOT, and a new 440 HP 357 V8 and 21 Turbo transmission, and a recent year-long conversion giving it fixed headlights and a rear end modification (take a look at the previously posted Tornado to see what a difference it makes).
eBay, For Sale, Manta Montage | Thu, 31 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Up on eBay right now in Michigan (#260267705177) is a stunning tribute to the Cody Coyote from Hardcastle and McCormick built on the tube chassis version with the Pontiac Grand Am 3300 engine and an automatic transmission. Four wheel disc brakes, adjustable suspension (Mustang II front), and a Dakota Digital dash, modern stereo system, a Vintage air AC system, and a rear-mounted rad that keeps the car cool. As part of the Coyote conversion, the top half of the doors have been been removed, so the car is now a full-time open targa… If you’re alright with this, this is one of the nicest Montages on the road, although I think that with a buy it now price of $59,900 it’s extremely unlikely to sell, although it does have a “make an offer” link (personally I think it’s worth around $25,000).
eBay, FiberFab, For Sale, Valkyrie | Wed, 30 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Carl in Tijeras, New Mexico, is the third owner of this Fiberfab Valkyrie GT-X but has lost interest in the project and has put it up for sale on eBay (#110274594321). He has all the receipts from the purchase in 1967 onward. He completed the car mechanically and has driven it about twenty miles in testing, but it’s unfinished — it needs paint, interior, inner fenders, side glass, door handles (the doors are hung though), mirrors, and so on.
The gauges and electrical and driveline all work. The engine is a 327 V8 out of a ’67 Camaro, mated to a 4-speed Corvair transmission. Both are rebuilt with low miles. Radiator and steering are out of a Corvette, and the wheels are American Racing. Carl says it handles great and has driven it over 60mph in his testing (4500RPM in 2nd), and says it handles better than his ’88 Lotus did.
Especially because the Valkyrie is back in production by Fiberfab.us, this is very much a project that someone could take over. The car is currently at $5,600 and was listed without a reserve. It comes with all the manuals.
eBay, One-offs | Wed, 30 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
This horrendous creation was built in 1986 by Marvin Arvin (perhaps all the teasing for his rhyming name is to blame), a retired Christian minister in Indiana, on a 283 V8 (requiring leaded fuel) and 350 automatic driveline out of a ’66 Chevy station wagon. The metal bodywork was all done by Marvin, and the car is registered as a homebuilt and fully street legal. Apparently it’s been proudly driven in a number of Loogootee parades, and it’s currently up on eBay (110274122223). Surprisingly, a small bidding war is going on, although it has not yet hit reserve, so it must have some appeal.
Kamala | Tue, 29 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
One of the most exotic modern cars out there, I’ve always been a big fan of the Kamala, although more so of the original Kamala RT than the second “Futuro” version that swapped in a more sci-fi look for many of the panels, especially in the front end where the biggest changes were made. Personally I feel there’s something not quite right with the lines of the Futuro, as the main pod of the body doesn’t transition cleanly into the nose. Still, a striking car, to say nothing of high performance — it does 0-60 in under four seconds, and is built on a custom tube chassis with primarily Ford components.
The Kamala was first manufactured by Dax, better known for its successful Lotus 7 and Cobra kits, who made about thirty of them before dumping the project which was not able to generate enough sales to be viable. A dedicated company took over, and created this Futuro update, but also was not able to stay afloat, and the Kamala seems now to be permanently out of production unfortunately. If anyone knows more, or knows the status of the molds and jigs, please drop me a line.
Bruce in the UK recently purchased the wild Kamala Cars Futuro demonstrator (the one you may have seen on Top Gear being driven by Jeremy Clarkson), one of the only ones that exists, and is working to get it back on the road. He needs to replace the ball joints and needs assistance in identifying them so he can order the parts. Drop him a line at email@example.com if you recognize them or have any more information on the car.
Avenger, For Sale | Tue, 29 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Speaking of classic exotic kit cars up for sale in Canada — a relative rarity — also on the market is this Fiberfab Avenger. Red with pinstripes and presumably on a VW pan, although it’s listed as a five-speed with a Porsche 914 engine and Magnaflow exhaust, it’s got an Alpine stereo, Riken rims, and has never seen winter. It’s up for sale in Orono, Ontario (near Oshawa and Toronto). Rob is asking $10,000 and you can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bradley GT, For Sale | Tue, 29 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
A pair (unrelated) of Bradley GTs are currently up for sale here in the Toronto area. The first was built back in 1975 by Rockway Pontiac (Brockville, Ontario, where the car is still located) as part of a series of five they put together as turnkeys, and finally completed and put on the road in 1982. It’s in “perfect” shape and comes with the doors and all parts intact, and runs on a standard 4-speed 1600cc VW Beetle pan. Dennis, the second owner, is asking $5,995 for it and you can reach him at email@example.com. Unlike most kit cars, this one is being sold certified/safetied! At first glance, this looks like one of the most solid Bradley GTs you could step right into with no work available in Canada.
For a thousand dollars less ($4,999) is the second Bradley GT currently up for sale (on Kijiji #44698107) and is a ’93 registration with Viper red paint job from a couple years ago. It’s located in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Nova, One-offs, Sterling | Tue, 29 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
The folks over on Exotic Spotter just posted some photos taken in Tamworth, UK of this radically modified Nova (Sterling) kit car on a VW chassis — although only the roof/window/door assembly appears to have been retained. It also seems to be using pieces from a Corvette (the dash), a Cougar (front lights), and a Vauxhall (rear lights)… Other than the front lights I like it.
PS. Notice the “53” Herbie homage?