Not a Pantera Kit Car
If you have been involved in kit cars for any amount of time you have seen some of the interesting descriptions sellers use to attempt to see their cars. I will say from the beginning that this is a pretty cool car. I have always like the Aquila . Assuming this one has a title the price is not even all that bad. They look really nice when done correctly and this one does seem to be pretty complete. If there is no title there is plenty of room to shave off the price. Kit cars are just difficult in a lot of states to title as special construction, kit cars, or whatever if the paperwork is not there. I know people can and do just purchase a title and vin from another seller of a car that has been junked but it is illegal and even though I doubt it would happen, you could get in deep water.
So back to this Aquila kit car. It was not based on the Pantera . From what I understand from my research many years ago is it was loosely based off the BMW M1 . It also seems the other big selling point with these is that only 150 were made. Frankly the number of these (or any other) kit cars mean very little when trying to sell one.
Lets take a look at what this seller has to say about his car…
Number 143 of 150 made Aquila kit car by American Fibre. I have original order receipt in 1980 and this car had never been completed and on the road. Zero miles on car. Car is super cool and super rare with Gullwing doors and looks more like a Ferrari. The chassis and drive train is a 1968 vw beetle with 1600 cc air cooled engine. Car has customs SS gas tank pulled and cleaned, engine gone through, new fluids, plugs, coil, starter. Interior painted, seats in the car, tons of parts come with car. All glass with car except windshield which comes from late 70s pinto. This car won’t take to much to complete and super cool when done. You must be small to fit in this thing.
I really like them and I do think this one might be a good deal for the right person. What do you think about the Aquila kit car? If you already own one feel free to send us some photos. We would love to post them.