Get Your Daily Fiber: 1966 Fiberfab Azteca
This next car comes as a tip from Cory who writes: rare Fiberfab kit car- is that an oxymoron? Is it possible for a kit car to be rare? But the bigger question is…is this a kit car? The seller seems to think it isn’t a kit car and assures us that this is one of two factory built Fiberfab Aztecas with a factory ID tag…but I can’t find any reference to the Azteca on Fiberfabs website…but they do mention a Aztec GT convertible…so I’m not sure what this is…other than being really cool and needing some finishing to get it going. Find this 1966 Fiberfab Azteca offered for $8500 in Reinholds, PA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1966 Fiberfab Azteca
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: white
title status: clean
Here is a very rare car for sale. This is NOT a kit car! A 1966 Fiberfab Azteca factory built car with a tubular chassie, 356 Porsche 741 trans, 356 Porsche 200mm caliper front brakes and 356 Porsche rear brakes. Fiberglass body with regular opening doors and a built in roll cage. Mid engine with a Corvair 6 cylinder engine with 4 barrel carb and headers. This is how it was built at the Fiberfab factory in 1966. Has a very rare factory ID tag. One of only 2 cars that were built and the only one built with Porsche trans and brakes. The other 1 had VW components. Fiberfab took these cars to races to advertise them for racing or possible street use. They weigh around 1650 lbs. After 3 or 4 months Fiberfab discontinued this car and went to a larger car. That made this car even rarer. This is the only one out of the 2 that is still stock. This car started it’s life in Sunnyvale, California and I have some old owners cards from 1971 and 72 from Los Angeles. The car was owned by a collector in Michigan for a number of years. Last pic is what it looked like then. This car qualifies as a vintage race car but I have no records of the car ever racing but it may have? It is very much like a Devin D in the way it is built but obviously a different body style and has 150hp which is more than a Porsche engine. Due to some transportation damage when I bought it which has been very frustrating, I am not interested in dealing with repairs to the body, such as fiberglass cracks, and hairlines as indicated in the pictures. The car was carefully inspected by insurance people and they indicated no evidence of any chassis or frame damage. I purchased this car to be completed and a number of items remain to be done. The doors are hung for transport, and are shimmed so the gaps are decent, but the original Fibefab Factory installed hinges are worn, and should be repaired / improved. It is missing the aluminum gas tank, needs fuel lines installed, brake lines and pedal assembly installed, wiring finished (new harness is in), shifter and linkage hooked up, and the dash panel installed. I have the corvette windshield with new seal and used trim that needs installed. Engine runs well, trans good, brakes rebuilt, needs the seats upholstered and door panels made. Looks great from 10 feet but needs repairs and finished. Comes with 4 nice 356 Porsche rims, has parts in a box like chevy wheel adapters, lights, wiring stuff, Scat shifter, air cleaner, mufflers, and small parts. A great rare project car for someone. Purchased from Dave Perry in Alabama after he retired from restoring vintage fiberglass race cars. He had a write up about this car on-line and it’s rarity. The cracks are at front wheel wells, rockers, small star burst on hood, bottom of windshield posts etc. I would have loved to put a denzel engine in this or used it as a 36hp speed record challenge car. It is being sold as a rolling no-op car right now. Trying to be as up front and honest as possible to represent this car. I have no intentions of misleading anyone. I have a lot more pics underneath the car, or any area and parts that go with it etc. Ask questions. Asking $8500 firm
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1650lbs, you could put a gerbil in there for an engine and this could still be relatively quick.
I feel bad he’s associated with it…but damn if it’s not funny as hell that someone made that up.
This article from 12 years ago. Maybe they ran out of enthusiasm? The sketch looked pretty cool in a GT40 kind of way without being just another copy.
Every time I see a car (in this case it is just the body) propped up on something (tires…sideways) …I think of electric stoves.