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!
Another day…another kit car. But this is a Manta Montage — and we’ve had a history of posting these things and then getting random emails from people looking for one for sale. It usually comes in all caps and says something like “IM LOOKING FOR A MONTAGE. MY UNCLE HAD ONE AND ONCE GAVE BRUCE MCLAREN A HIGH FIVE AT THE POUGHKEEPSIE REGIONAL AIRPORT. IS YOUR MANTA STILL AVAILABLE?” Well…here is one for you guys. Find this 1980 Manta Montage bidding for $5000 reserve-not-met in Topsham, ME via eBay.
This next car has me confused. Is it a Vette? Wait…it’s not a C3 Corvette. It is a kit car made to look like a C3…but why would someone build a C3 Corvette kit car…when they’re not expensive to buy and haven’t been since a few years after they left the showroom. It would like wearing a fake version of a Casio watch…if you are going to spend the time to make fake watch, make it a Rolex or a Patek Philippe…but this is a 2 liter Ford Cortina powered kit that looks like a C3 and is…somehow…slower. How? What? I’m not saying I wouldn’t want to drive it for the LOLZ…but what is the point? Find this 1972 Lightning TS offered for $10,000 in Poughkeepsie, NY via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
You put the boom boom into my exhaust (hoo, hoo)
You send my soul sky high when your engin’ starts
Glitterbug into my brain (yeah, yeah)
Goes a bang-bang-bang ’til my headgasket blows
But something’s bugging you (ha-ha, ha-ha)
Something ain’t right (ha-ha, ha-ha)
My mechanic told me what you did last night (ha-ha, ha-ha)
Left me sleepin’ in my van (ha-ha, ha-ha)
I was dreaming, but I should have been drivin you instead (ha-ha)
Rev’ me up before you go-go
Don’t leave me riding on the bus-yo
Rev’ me up before you go-go
I don’t want to miss this 1962 Volkswagen Glitterbug for $5500 in FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
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.
File this next car under oddball because I’m not sure what to make of it. It is sold via Kijiji by an outfit that calls itself the Guild of Automotive Restorers in Ontario but they have nothing about the car on their website and the internet in general seems devoid of any info on the supposed 1970 Volkswagen Concept built by a California design firm. In fact, the only other reference I could find about the car was a posting on the Guild’s facebook page from 2017 of somebody named Billy trying to get the “VW Concept” running. However, it has some seriously groovy looks and could be an interesting auto archaeology project for someone with time to dig. Find this 1970 Volkswagen Concept Car offered for $5000 CAD ($3738 USD) in Bradford, Ontario, Canada via kjiji.net. Tip from MNMunky.
I have to admit that I’m not looking forward to the electric future. Yes, gasoline powered cars are inefficient, hard to operate safely, and pollute…and are eventually going to be replaced with super efficient Teslapplefacegoog cPods (TM) but I’m not looking forward to being zipped around on the electric superhighway in something that reports my serotonin levels to the Bene Gesserit. If I’m going to drive something powered by electrons, it’d better have a steering wheel and look like it is ready for Mad Max 17, Mel Gibson’s Revenge. Find this 1977 Sterling Kit Car converted to electric bidding for $6950 in Sparta, NJ via eBay.
This next car is an interesting pile of semi-built parts. It is a kit car that was born in 1980, but has been sitting in storage for the past 40 years. Perhaps the next owner will finish the dirty work and turn it into the pavement pounding beast that it should be…or let it sit […]
This next piece of old fiberglass is a real oddity. A unicorn among pegasuses (pegasi?). It is a LaDawri coach built body sitting on top of a Triumph TR4 chassis and it exudes ’60s vibe like a Fender Stratocaster, floral print curtains, and Barbara Bouchet all mashed into a bakelite statue. We’ve featured one La […]