Jim’s (email@example.com) got an interesting first-generation Fiberfab Aztec for sale, with an asking price of $3,000. If you’re wondering why the wheel wells are filled in, he was prepping this car to compete in the automotive X Prize (building a high MPG production vehicle). He decided to drop out though, explaining,
This car is an early Aztec which claimed 100 mph on 40 bhp. It has a very low drag factor and with some extreme clean up is as good as anything entered in the Xprize with the same frontal area. It is well known that a conventional car that is very light and clean with a small motor will get over 100 miles per gallon. One established that at 114 miles per gallon in 1984 and is entered in the Xprize. I can’t decide to spend the time and money to enter since the rules are not established and they can easily favor hybrids or battery power cars, meaning you can not win with a conventional car, which makes the contest look foolish. I have an experimental water lubricated/cooled carbon motor concept I wanted to try and demonstrate in the contest, but its getting too late to throw all of this together without the formula. So I am thinking about selling the car and just making a proof of concept motor and letting it go to patents, which it has to at some point anyhow.
He’s located in Atlantic Beach, Florida. The car is on a VW pan with the Fiberfab subframe, but does not come with papers and is not currently running.