It really doesn’t matter that the Kelmark GT started life as a Beetle floorpan based kit car…and that it used a Ford Pinto windshield or that the side windows are inverted Chevy Impala rear windows. What matters is that the Volkswagen aircooled versions of the Kelmark GT were slow and made that characteristic Beetle putt-putt noise…yuck. But when equipped with a watercooled Chevrolet V8 mounted in the middle, the Kelmark was easily equal in performance to the legendary Ferrari 206/246 Dino that it was trying to copy. Find this 1978 Kelmark GT offered for $17,500 in Sonora, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Let’s face a basic truth. Kit cars aren’t for everybody. For everybody who would ever consider owning a kit car, there are probably 50 people who wouldn’t touch one..but that only makes them more exclusive and more special…right? No. Oh. Okay, well, I still think this would make one sweet daily driver and a much […]
Most of the cars built with Volkswagen Beetle pans as backbone have considerably compromised styling due to various constraints but a few have escaped the blight of the”ugly kit car” style department (TM) and emerged from the custom fiberglass body shop with something that you might want to be seen with. Find this 1969 Kelmark GT offered […]
I love a good wacky engine swap as much as the next guy (probably more, to tell the truth) but Matt C delivered the good stuff with these next three tips that came in as a trifeca of tumultuous tire shredding transplants. Matt’s words and links below. Up first is a ’86 Toyota pickup with […]
Time for another classic car face-off, where you get to pick which car you’d drive if given the chance, but today (naturally) we’ve added a twist. Not only are these two cars located in the same city, but they are being offered by the same seller, so your decision doesn’t have to get made until […]
If you want a Volkswagen kit car that isn’t a shameless ripoff of a timeless design, you’ve got a few good options to chose from. The Siva Spyder is nice, the Fiberfab Aztec is always interesting, as is the Aquila Gullwing, and who doesn’t love Genaro “Rino” Malzoni’s Puma GTI but if you want a […]