Condor | Sun, 06 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Joe Lee confirmed for me that one of my earlier mystery cars was in fact a “Condor” kit car and that McLellan’s has some early sales materials up for purchase — anyone want to buy it and donate some scans of the materials? They confirm that the car was set up for a mid-engine V8. It actually looks alright in that finished yellow example…
Condor, eBay, For Sale, Lamborghini Countach | Sun, 22 Jun 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Ok, so I wasn’t going to post, but then I saw this outrageously ugly “Lamborghini Countach style” kit car on eBay (#190231650810) and had to mention it. I’d say this easily out-uglies the simplified Countach, the Corbett Countach, and the recently posted British pseudo-Countach (and other oddballs like this DIY supercar). With an opening bid of $1,000 needed, my feeling is that the cost of getting this body shell looking decent is higher than it would cost to simply start from scratch. But who knows… to each their own.
Apparently it’s sitting on a tube chassis of some sort that hasn’t been completed, and may be set up for an Olds Toronado driveline. The seller bought it as is and it’s sat since — I guess they’ve come to their senses and are trying to dump the project, but I’d say it’s going to be a hard sell. The description says it was “molded from a Lamborghini”, but I don’t think there’s any chance of that. Pretty much every dimension is wrong.
Edit: This car has since been identified as a “Condor” kit car.