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917 Laser Kit car with Replica car pricing.5 Comment

Laser 917 | Thu, 31 Jan 2013 Posted by :

( Nice pics for a car of this asking price. )

A friend from the Laser forum sent this one to me, after the shock wore off and the hysterical laughter lifted I have gotten around to posting it.

Seems the overpriced early kits are spreading like a contagion and it actually today is chapping my butt a bit, back to that in a few.

I know this car, it runs or did run a type 4 engine and from the looks of the off camber of the rear wheels a swing rear axle. ( I don’t like swing axles )
I was given the impression years ago from pictures and the owner the paint and interior were so-so,
( note faded red paint in the interior pictures )
I hated the way he hacked off the rear lower valance but he says it looks more like the real 917 now.

Well lets get real, a Laser is to a Porsche 917 what my Valkyrie is to a GT 40, a Cartoon Caricature at best.
These cars are NOT replicas, want a 917 replica go see Fran at Race car Replicas but do not try to pass a Laser off as one.

When I see sellers get all cheesy with out in orbit pricing akin to running Ferrari badges on your Kelmark I realize why too many times people look at kit cars as cheap low end junk and the owners as some bunch of full of BS dolts, who can blame them?

Sadly the fact this is a very sweet looking car ( in the pictures ) gets lost when we see the ridiculous asking price.

I truly hope anyone interested in the Laser which is a most wonderful early kit and one of if not the most radical looking of the VW based kits will take a look around the net, Beautiful show car Lasers are out there and pop up for 3500-8K and basket cases or “projects” can be had from free up to a K or two.

BUT if 35 K sounds like a great deal on this one be sure to jump as it won’t last long.


The 50…..Ummmm 100K Kelmark GT6 Comment

Kelmark | Tue, 29 Jan 2013 Posted by :

I had a well crafted post put together about this cost of this car then I just deleted it. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SELLER ON? A 50k starting bid for a kelmark is absurd. A 100k BIN price is just plain ridiculous. I do not know about all of you, but even with its complete resto, and use of quality parts during the rebuild there is not a $35,000 price tag there that I can see. I personally do not care what the seller invested in it.

I think it is a well done, good looking car. It very well could be the best I have ever seen, but not a chance does it sell for anywhere near the $50k reserve or does anyone BIN for 100K


Early Invader going cheap0 Comment

Invader GT | Mon, 07 Jan 2013 Posted by :

The invader always intrigued me, it was a very simple kit much like the early Bradley and like the Bradley it did get a face lift being revamped and more refined along the way, ( For a better look )

This example seems to be an early one with the full plastic windows making a pseudo gull wing door, which I could see just leaving the doors at home for more of an open air feel.

Seems it could use some work but the fun for the buck ratio with this one seems high.


Aquila after the molds…..0 Comment

Uncategorized | Mon, 07 Jan 2013 Posted by :

Just when the molds come up and we mourn the death of another grass roots kit we have this stunning example offered,
I admit I have never seen one in person and while it’s said to be styled after a BMW I see some Pantera-ish look to it too,
I could see this with AC being a cool daily driver.
This example looks very good to me if I see any downside the huge over done beveled body seams look gross, the rear seams vary in size and I would have to make that look better if I owned it.
Next bummer to me is it’s built on a 64 which makes it a swing axle and why the anemic 1300 single port?
This one isn’t road ready so even with a reserve it might be a good deal for someone, timing not right for me for this make and model,
So read the ad carefully it needs work but looks sweet what would YOU pay for it?


Talon GT – For Sale in California1 Comment

Talon | Sun, 06 Jan 2013 Posted by :

Well this is one of those cars you really do not see everyday. A Talon GT to be exact. We have made a post or two about them over the years, and while not my cup of tea, they do have a place in kit car history. This one has obviously never been finished and would take a special person with time, and more importantly money to get it down.

The auction says it is already sporting a 455 and toronado auto trans as well as a tube chassic.

I think this one would be a great one for one of our readers to rescue and do a build diary for all of us. You can check out the eBay auction and bid today. Just click HERE

Happy New Year0 Comment

Uncategorized | Tue, 01 Jan 2013 Posted by :

Well it is officially 2013 in the states and I personally want to wish each and everyone one of you a happy and prosperous new year. Have a great week.

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