Double Vision: 1978 Aerocon Boa

This next car comes from DT tipper Safety Fast who writes: I don’t know why it’s listed in two different ads at two completely different prices, etc. But it’s weird, obviously unusual, and rare. I wasn’t going to send it in at first because of the $24K listing, but when I found the $18K one, I thought why not. Enjoy the beauty-challenged late-70’s Aerocon Boa. There is some easy-to-find info on the web about this thing. Built in SoCal, Porsche power, yada yada.  Find this 1978 Aerocon Boa offered for $18,000 and $24,000 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.

The first advertisement (now 28 days old) is skimpy on information and has the lower asking price…but strangely shows the car on a flatbed.

The new listing (now 7 days old) shows a few more pics of the car in the same garage, but with a more detailed listing AND a much higher asking price.  Regardless, it is a cool car for a not too outrageous price.

From the seller:

1978 Aerocon Boa 

condition: excellent 

cylinders: 4 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 14686 

paint color: green 

size: mid-size 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: coupe 

I am selling an incredibly rare and unique 1978 Aerocon Boa. These cars were produced from 1977 – 1978 and only 15 were ever produced. To my knowledge, there are only three left in existence in this condition. Only 14,686 original miles. 

Due to different regional emissions requirements, these cars were shipped chassis only, and there were three different engine options. This particular car has the Porsche 914, 1.8L engine. Everything on this vehicle is original, exception of a repaired spare tire bracket in the front trunk. 

I drive the car every now and then around the block to keep things running, everything works as it should, runs great. This car was built for the track, it handles much better than many of today’s newer sports cars, and gets around pretty quick with a completely fiberglass/aluminum body, weighing in at only 1,800lbs (compare that to a modern day Porsche 911, weighing around 3,300lbs). 

This car was sitting in my father’s garage for 20+ years until I decided to restore it. Below is everything that I’ve done: 

ALL hoses & fuel lines thoroughly cleaned and gone through w/ cleaning agent + air

Entire fuel system + brakes completely gone through and cleaned

NEW Fuel Pump

NEW Tires

NEW Master Cylinder

Hydraulic clutch thoroughly gone through

All lights & switches gone through, repaired, cleaned & functional

All fluids have been changed

Minor paint touch-ups

Plus much more..These are just some of the basic parts of restoration, I would be happy to let you know more specific details. 

This car is for a serious collector looking for something a little more unique outside of the classic Camaro or Mustang. Guaranteed to get looks and tons of questions anywhere you go. I am in no rush to sell and would like to see it go to someone who will appreciate its value and care for it as I have. 

I’m asking 24k OBRO. Not interested in any trades at this time.