I hate to sound negative, but the typical Pontiac Fierrari kit car is a hastily assembled pile of bondo and Chinese sourced Ferrari badges covering an underwhelming driving experience…but every once in a while we stumble over a Fiero based Ferrari kit car that looks and goes like a real Ferrari…and today’s F355 fake sits on a stretched Fiero chassis with a longitudinally mounted Corvette L98 mated to a Cadillac slushbox auto. Find this 1986 Pontiac Fiero Ferrari 355 offered for $15,100 in West Chicago, IL via facebreaking marketbad. Tip from Matt.
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!
With all of the hubbub, clamor, and uproar about fake news and fact checking these days, you’d think that eBay Motors would have a dedicated fact checking team of experts checking facts and censoring bad actors in the automotive world. But here we’ve got a car listed as a Lamborghini Countach that should be as fact checked as a Trump tweet that came via Hunter Biden’s laptop connected through Hillary’s personal wifi server. This thing should come with a “some or all of the content shared in this listing is disputed and might be misleading.”…but…despite the warning…I love it. It has a Chevy V8 and a scissor doors and some hideous wheels — a great combo. Find this 1975 Lamborghini Countach Pontiac Fiero custom kit offered for $14,900 in Sarasota, FL via eBay.
Staring out the window in a state of stupefied quarantine paralysis (yes, that is a scientific medical thing, doctordel can back me up) and I said to myself; Self, we are featuring too many custom kit cars on DT. But I looked at the recent DT postings and noticed that I hadn’t posted a kit car in over two weeks and I thought to myself; Self, we aren’t posting enough custom kit cars on DT. So, I’m over here having teenage girl mood swings like I’m the main character in the next Twilight saga book and suddenly the little YOU’VE GOT MAIL ICON pops up on my AOL inbox and it was a 917 laser with a water cooled GM V6 mounted out back. Yes. This will do nicely. Find this 1974 Volkswagen Kit Car offered for $8,500 in Schenectady, NY via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
When somebody uses the term Mayan Magnum, I instantly picture a tall shirtless man with a thick mustache and a fancy headdress who runs security at a private ziggurat and moonlights on the side as a PI when he is not picking up on some random ladies. But he would need a car. Something not as flashy as a Ferrari 308, but perhaps a curious Corvair powered kit-car with a fiberglass body and gull-wing doors. Yes. Like this. Find this 1962 Mayan Magnum offered for $25,000 in Medford, OR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
My advice for selecting a mid-engine kit car to buy is the same advice I give for people considering a mohawk for their hairstyle. Always go bigger, flashier, spikier, and bluer. And never go half way in, with some kind of stupid fauxhawk, you need to commit to the full experience and rock that Chevy V8 powered Manta symbol of your inner 6 year old and make it loud and proud. Find this 1983 Manta Montage offered for $14,500 in Seattle, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Another day, another Fiero based kit car on the cover of Daily Turismo magazine. Whoa…we’ve got a magazine? No, shut up, I’m just trying to make it seem more impressive…lemme get back to this car. Anyway, this next Fiero is no ordinary Fiero — it has a 4.9 liter V8 from a Cadillac breathing through a Jaguar (?!) exhaust and is covered in a kit body that looks 2 parts Ferrari 308 and 1 part Acura NSX. It is simultaneously like peculiar and snazzy. Find this 1987 Pontiac Fiero Fierriadillac offered for $7,900 buy-it-now in Pueblo, CO via eBay.
I know what you are thinking. Another Fiberfab Aztec? Are you DT guys huffing paint again? But…they are so fabulously retro-futuristic that my head just about explodes each time another one comes in the tips email inbox. Maybe I should turn that off. Who am I kidding. I can’t deny that the future was better in the past and neither can you, so just stop. The only question you should ask is — why does this Aztec have a giant Mercedes-Benz emblem on the front? Find this 1981 Fiberfab Aztec 7 offered for $6,800 in San Antonio, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
I was going to apologize for posting yet another kit car on the pages of DT, but then I remembered two of my New Years Resolutions that weren’t obliterated by COVID19 — 1) I wasn’t going to apologize to anybody for anything and 2) I was gonna post more kit cars on DT. So, here is an unapologetic and enthusiastic feature for a Vokaro, the vokiest kit car you’ll see sitting on a Bug frame. Find this 1974 Volkswagen Vokaro Kit Car bidding for $4150 in Ogden, UT via eBay with 2 days to go.
Another day, another gull-wing door equipped fiberglass oddball on the front page of the DailyTurismo…because that is how we roll around here. This isn’t a place to take things to seriously, but I’m serious when I say that I’d never pay the princely sum of money needed to own the actual one-off Marcello Gandini of Gruppo Bertone designed Alfa Romeo Carabo…but I would consider owning a Fiberfab Aztec 7…because it brings some needed style to the oft neglected word “fab.” And fiber is good too. Find this 1977 Fiberfab Aztec 7 offered for $5,900 in Chino Hills, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!