Rare “March Hare” kit car by Pegasus

I’m not sure that many of these were made, because I think I’ve seen, oh, one in my entire life! Back in the mid-seventies, the complete kit sold for well under $2,000 and was pretty much built on a dunebuggy chassis (ie. VW minus 14.5″). It was quite a small car, 46″ to the roof and with only an 80″ wheelbase. I see this as an early version of the Manx SR personally…

If anyone reading this has a real photo of it (or even more promo stuff), let me know.

23 Responses

  1. jason says:

    i have seen one of these cars and have been looking for one there is one on the east side of the mississippi river

  2. Ray Brandes says:

    I almost bought one back then. They are based on the VW Rabit doner. I have a friend in NJ that was a dealer and I will see if I can look him up.
    Regards, ray

  3. Ray Brandes says:

    I almost bought one back then. They are based on the VW Rabit doner. I have a friend in NJ that was a dealer and I will see if I can look him up.
    Regards, ray

  4. Jim Edwards says:

    The March Hare was designed by Jim Edwards and John Marshall, head of Brigham Young University design school. Tooling and prototype were built by Jim & Vicki Edwards and Leavonworth Holden, loft chief of Trumpy Yachts of Annapolis, MD. Most of the buyers were engineers. Bruce Kirk, project manager of the Harpoon program built one that won top prize in several car shows. A more advanced model called ECCO (Edwards Car Co.) was being built when the company closed shop.

  5. Jim Edwards says:

    The March Hare was mounted on a shortened VW Beetle chassis.

  6. jimmy says:

    I have a guy who has one of thease that he wants to sell its never been finished. If any one has any information on the glass it uses please post it

  7. jimmy says:

    The kit the guy has only has one door window cut out and he still has the builders manual although he does not have the front glass and it looks to of been in storage for most of its life. Any takers im not interested in it

  8. Michael says:

    I would be interested in buying it. Can you get me more info.

    McZ

  9. John says:

    I have a complete March Hare Kit that I would loves to sell.
    It is on a shortened VW chasis, has title and manual. It has the front windshield but its broke but still there. I been told its out of a GM rear hatchback but not sure what. It has many parts but never been started.
    I am located in SC. If ‘really’ interested…write. Thanks.

  10. Jimmy says:

    I purchased this kit. Its been in storage for the last ten years unfinished and comes with the manual. Any one interested mail me at twizzler_jvd@hotmail.com

  11. Dan says:

    If anyone has a Harch Hare or ECCO for sale please let me know. If you have photos please send them to me. I’m also looking for a builders manual.
    Thank you
    Dan

  12. Dan says:

    I ment March Hare not Harch Hare!
    Sorry

  13. joe says:

    I have a march hare body in my yard that somebody started then stopped.anybody interested in it, i am sellig it?Too many toys must sell by 10/31/08.
    609-618-6219 8am to 9pm eastern

  14. joe says:

    I have a march hare body in my yard that somebody started then stopped.anybody interested in it, i am sellig it?Too many toys must sell by 10/31/08.
    609-618-6219 8am to 9pm eastern

  15. jason says:

    you still instered in selling the march hare joe?

  16. Art Peck says:

    I have a March Hare incomplete but mounted on a shortened VW chassis. I have the windshield and the construction manual. When I mounted the body, the engine was rebuilt, balanced , cammed and headers. I aldo have a sales broshure. I live in upstate NY

  17. Donnie says:

    Are you looking to sell it Art, or are you just stating you have one. If you are selling feel free to send us photos using our contact form with your asking price and any other info.

    Thanks

    • John Ware says:

      Hah ! Just came across this. I have been looking for an afordable March Hare kit for years. Wonder if there are still any out there ? This last post being four years old, I also wonder if anyone is still paying attention here. At least fiberclassics is still active.

      • Donnie says:

        Hey John. This is still very much an active site. Unfortunately there March hate was not all that popular when it came out and it’s not very sought after today. There is usually the same two on thesamba.com and for whatever reason the sellers think they are worth big money. I guess they think rare, and not popular are the same thing.

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