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FiberFab, Jamaican | Mon, 07 Oct 2013 Posted by :

Man there has to be something in the water in Lakeland Florida. Something that makes you pull a car value out of thin are. This listing is a prime example of an “appraisal” gone wrong. The seller as a “RARE Fiber Fab Jamaican Kit Car” for sale. The listing says nothing about the true condition of the car, if it has a title, whens the last time a ran, or anything. Here is pretty much all is says…

Rare Vintage 1973 Fiber Fab Kit Car
Appraised in Current shape at $2-$3000
Appraised in Top Shape at $10k-$20k
For sale at $1200 OBO
It does not run!

Now don’t get me wrong I am a big fan of the Jamaican. In my opinion it is one of the best looking Fiberfab made. BUT never would I pay $1200 or anywhere in the realm of $1200 for that car. If it had a title Maybe $500? Without a title $100 maybe $200 just to pull the body off and put it on something else.

What would you offer the seller for this car?

UPDATE: I tried on several occasions to contact the seller with no luck.

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FiberFab, For Sale, Jamaican | Mon, 09 Feb 2009 Posted by :

I’ve always thought that the Jamaican was one of the best looking of the Fiberfab cars in terms of being a classy car with broad appeal and lines that look good from all angles. Dennis is selling this Jamaican body on a Healy frame (which is in great shape, and the body was designed specifically to fit this chassis). He’s got the rear window and the side glass is in the doors. He’s got the windshield as well, which is from a 63-67 Corvette, but he’s decided to keep that for his own ’65 Vette, so you’ll need to pick that up for yourself. He’s asking $2,000, which is a great deal. It’s on eBay right now as well, but you can also write him at kazandkaz@comcast.net directly.

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eBay, FiberFab, For Sale, Jamaican | Mon, 20 Oct 2008 Posted by :

Jim (jsimpson@whidbey.com) is selling his Fiberfab Jamaican project on eBay (#330280200318). This one is on a V8 Corvette chassis, with the doors hung with working latches, and side windows installed with the regulators. The body is bolted securely to the frame, but the front end is not attached so you can decide if you want to have a working hood or make it a tilt front end (I like the latter personally). The chassis is in very nice condition with no rust, and the bushings all look to be in very good shape. There are brake components in the car but they will need to be overhauled. The engine is a 350 Chevy that runs very well (and has been fired up since being mounted), mated to a sixties four-speed gearbox in very good shape. The car comes with a gas tank that is not installed inside the car.

To finish it, you will need a radiator, drive shaft, wiring harness, and instruments (and you’ll have to fabricate a dash and interior). “Pretty much what you see is what you get.” There is a GM steering column in the car, and the front Corvette and rear Porsche 911 windshields were purchased new for this car and have never been installed in a car before. They are set in place with tape holding them in the openings. The car is in orange gel coat and has never been painted… Some body work will need to be finished and lights will have to be mounted. The car comes with the build manual.

If you’re interested in this Jamaican, bid in the auction. Jim also has a second Jamaican on a TR4 chassis that he’s thinking of putting up for sale (that one runs and drives) — feel free to drop him a line about that car as well. He’s located north of Seattle, Washington.

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FiberFab, For Sale, Jamaican | Thu, 10 Jul 2008 Posted by :

Mike is selling a completely untouched Fiberfab Jamaican body — never had any holes drilled, never had the windows cut, nothing — sitting waiting for someone to install it onto a VW chassis. He’s located in Mentone, California, and is asking $1,900 or best offer (you’ll have to ask him why the windshield says $500). You can write him at the_potatoking@hotmail.com.

If you’re interested in putting this together, here’s the assembly manual for this version of the Fiberfab Jamaican (mirrored from the excellent FiberFab.us resource).


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FiberFab, Jamaican | Sun, 15 Oct 2006 Posted by :

I mentioned in the entry before this one that Mike Dwyer has two Jamaicans. His first is a big block V8, and in this one he’s installing a BMW V12 driveline… Probably the only V12 Jamaican in the world?

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FiberFab, Jamaican | Sun, 15 Oct 2006 Posted by :

Mike Dwyer picked up this sixties Fiberfab Jamaican (he owns two of them) for $2,000 after it had been sitting for about thirty years. He’s currently building it up, and right now it runs a 496 CI big block Chevy V8 and a Corvette rear end, and weighs about 2600 pounds.

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Conventions, Corvette, Jamaican | Fri, 19 May 2006 Posted by :

Bud Short sends in these photos from a 1984 kitcar fair… I love the Jamaican in the first photo, and of course the Corvette replicas. But I wish I could get a better look at the Sterling in the pictures!

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Amante GT, FiberFab, Jamaican | Fri, 21 Apr 2006 Posted by :

Jim found this partial kit bured in a junkyard in Maryland, sitting on a VW chassis. Asking price was $500, so Jim wanted to know what it was… It seems to be a FiberFab Jamaican. Edit/Oops: No, it’s an Amante GT!

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To put that a little more into context, here’s John’s very in-progress Jamaican. His was built around a Karman-Ghia chassis with a tube chassis laid over top of it. I actually think he’s sold it since, but in these photos he’s about $4000 into the project. I wish I had a better set of photos of a Jamaican to show you today — it’s a beautiful, classy and ahead-of-its time car.

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