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What are you working on?4 Comment

Uncategorized | Wed, 16 Oct 2013 Posted by :

We want to see your projects. If you are currently working on a kit car send us a message from our contact page and attach a few photos. We always like to see what is going on out there. Also, we are always looking for suggestions to improve price of his toys. Let us know

 

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Sites of Interest0 Comment

Cimbria, Probe 16, Sterling | Fri, 11 Oct 2013 Posted by :

I figured today would be a great day to post a few sites that our readers might find interesting.

Adams Probe - This is a great website if you are looking for any sort of information regarding the Adams Probe kit cars, as well as other variatons/manufactures of it. The website is owned by a gentleman who’s father had the manufacturing rights to the Probe back in the early 1970s. Check them out at www.adamsprobe.com

National Sterling – If you have, had or want a sterling or one of its family of cars (Cimbria, Sebring, Sovran) you need to look no further then www.nationalsterling.org . The website contains a forum for both US and UK owners, a registry, and more information on these cars than anywhere else on the web.

If you know of a website that our readers might enjoy feel free to send us a message and let us know about it.

Aquila Kit Car for sale1 Comment

aquila | Fri, 11 Oct 2013 Posted by :

Rick has this great Aquila kit car for sale. Because he has already done the hard work I am just going to post his listing from another website. Guys this is a great kit. Very few of them made, and they look great when done. He is willing to wheel and deal, but will not accept a low ball offer just to see it go. So dont waist your time or his.

Up for grabs is my 1980 Aquila kit. Somewhat rare – talked with the son of the owner of the company, American Fibercraft, who personally built every single car with his father. There were a total of 50 kits built. The kit is in “barn find” mode; it was ordered from the factory in primer but basically assembled already. The wiring needs to be added and a couple odds and ends sorted, but otherwise very complete.

It is missing one side window – flat glass – and the other can be used as a template (or I can provide a CAD file). From what I understand the back story to the car was it changed hands a number of times but each owner never did anything with it. The fuel tank has never seen a drop – it’s pristine inside!

There is no engine, but I have a Corvair 110 that runs well (and has the Otto valve and oil pan covers and a set of ultra-rare headers) that can go with it for the right price. If you purchase with the Corvair engine, I have a zero mile reversed transaxle to go with it.. again, the price needs to be right. The car sits on a 1970 Beetle chassis that has already been altered by the factory to accept the installed lowered fiberglass floorpans – the body is a monocoque!

Included with the car will be a wiring diagram for the steering column (Toyota), a spare column with steering wheel, a set of fiberglass bucket seats that specifically fit this car and a wood dash that was fastened when I bought it. My plans were to re-do the dashboard since I didn’t like the placement of the gauges, so it’s loose, but included. The drivers door latch will need to be addressed as it’s been pulled to figure out a remote entry system. I have all the parts for that as well. I have a complete 18 circuit wiring harness that can be included as well for additional cost. This would be a great father/son project and has the potential to be on the road in a very short amount of time. I’m simply out of time to work on it and it needs to clear space in my garage. The title is a clear CA title that is still in the previous owners name. Car will roll and steer – brakes are gone from sitting. Overall value with the engine, transaxle and the car is over $5500 – and worth much more once finished.

Outright sale or maybe interesting trades considered (specifically, a Honda Goldwing, late ’90′s or later). Buyer to provide their own shipping; will help load as best as possible.

Best reasonable offer considered for entire package.

Contact him via his samba listing at http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1323552

Today’s LOL6 Comment

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.

Another Concept 2000 on eBay0 Comment

Concept 2000 | Sun, 06 Oct 2013 Posted by :

Well we recently posted the white Concept 2000 that is currently on eBay but if white is not your thing maybe I can interest you in Black? The seller of this car says he purchased it 10 years ago, its on an 87 Fiero SE and that kits went for $75k. And most important that it is RARE!

At the time of me posting this the auction has 15 bids and is at $6405. What do you think it will end at?

Concept 2000 on eBay0 Comment

Concept 2000 | Fri, 04 Oct 2013 Posted by :

Featured in the October 1994 issue of Kit Car Illustrated the Concept 2000 was a kit car produced by A to Z out of Ft Lauderdale. The car is said to be a loose (very loose) version of the Dodge Turbo Interceptor from the Charlie Sheen movie The Wraith. In my opinion nothing about it resembles the Wraith Car.

The car on eBay has a BIN price of $21,900 . At the core of the car is a 1988 Pontiac Fiero V6 with a Garrett Turbo. It also retained all the factory Fiero interior. The seller is quick to point out that THIS IS NOT A KIT CAR but in reality is was. It was offered in 3 packages. for $7000 you could get the basic body package, for $12,000 you could get an advanced packaged (mounted to your chassis) and for $25,000 you could get a turnkey. I dont doubt that the car in the auction is a factory built car, but lets be real. If it was offered as a kit in KIT CAR ILLUSTRATED its a kit car.

I have never really liked the use of the word rare when it comes to kit cars. In this case it is a Fiero with a body kit and not a production car. About 26,000 1988 fieros were produced. Is it nice? Sure! Was the body made in very low numbers? Yup! Worth $21k? Um not to me but I can still appreciate the car. Then again I would say the same about any Lambo kit on a stretched fiero chassis with an asking price of $50k.

What do you guys think ? Do you have $21k laying around and want it? If you had $21k would you buy it?

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575009554&toolid=10001&campid=5337106048&customid=&icep_item=321220901780&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

And this hits keep coming. Check out this $9000 GT40 Replica2 Comment

FiberFab | Thu, 03 Oct 2013 Posted by :

Oh man this is just to easy. $9000 you can have your very own GT40 replica body on a modified VW chassis. No that was not a typo. The seller is really asking $9000 for this project. He claims it is 60% complete, but judging by the photos its about 40% complete.

You tell me . What would you pay for this? http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/4103886553.html

 

917 Replica on Craigslist. This HAS to be a joke!0 Comment

Laser 917 | Thu, 03 Oct 2013 Posted by :

Im all for a nice 917 replica. Although I am not sure if I would or could drive one on a daily basis . Cool but to much like a “race car” for my taste. But this one must be on an entirely different level then any of us are on. Enter this seller and his $30,000 917 LeMans Replica sitting on a 1974 ghia chassis with a old 914 engine.

That was no typo folks. $30,000 is what he is asking for that beauty. The listing says the body was made in 2009. Did I mention the fact that it is sitting on a almost 40 year old chassis.

Anyone who wants this better buy it fast. At that price I am sure its going to sell super fast. Thats about all I can say. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/4101991230.html

Scorpion GT on Craigslist0 Comment

Scorpion GT | Thu, 03 Oct 2013 Posted by :

Not many of these around. The scorpion GT was a modified version of the Bradley gt. A few of the differences are the headlights, rear window,  and tail lights. The seller is asking $1800 with a seized 2000cc engine.

Could be a good project if you could get it for the right price. It is located in Pennsylvania http://lancaster.craigslist.org/cto/4095800394.html

 

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