A couple of Invaders
The Invader GT is a real love it or leave it car… on one hand it’s a high performance vehicle that was advertised based on its strength (with a picture of another Beetle sitting on top of it). From some angles, it’s a gorgeous, sporty, exotic, and from other angles (especially the rear and the segment around the doors) it looked awkward at best.
Let’s start with Dae’s stock Invader GT. He writes,
“The car currently sits on a 68 bug chassis. I plan on the 2.0 by next summer. Interior is currently black but I’m leaning towards grey replacement after I fix a couple spots in the floorpan. Current paint is iron but I’m in the process of prepping for new paint as we speak. Black or dark burgandy… Everyone remarks ‘what an ugly car!’”
When I last talked to him (ages ago), Allen Hoelzle and his kids were rebuilding an even odder looking Invader. It sat on a VW chassis (as they all tend to), but with a Porsche engine. The front section has been redesigned, and an attempt has been made to build “real” doors. These mods were done by the previous owner.