You never know what you’ll find in a field!

Jim found this partial kit bured in a junkyard in Maryland, sitting on a VW chassis. Asking price was $500, so Jim wanted to know what it was… It seems to be a FiberFab Jamaican. Edit/Oops: No, it’s an Amante GT!

To put that a little more into context, here’s John’s very in-progress Jamaican. His was built around a Karman-Ghia chassis with a tube chassis laid over top of it. I actually think he’s sold it since, but in these photos he’s about $4000 into the project. I wish I had a better set of photos of a Jamaican to show you today — it’s a beautiful, classy and ahead-of-its time car.

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26 Responses

  1. Hassiem says:

    well it kinda looks like a Jamaican by FiberFab. I have one on a VW chassis, and My Jamaican looks like the red one on the bottom. The back Glass area is different and the side Vanes next to the door glass are different, and so are the headlight areas.

  2. Hassiem says:

    I actually have three now
    one Jamaican
    one Kelmark Gt
    and one Diablo on the way

  3. I’m 99% sure it’s a Jamaican, but I think there are a few variants on it out there.

  4. david says:

    just found a jamaican with the 4 in the rear VERy EXCITED waht do we have here>!?!?!??!?!?!? David

  5. danny says:

    It’s an amante gt no question.

  6. Robert Herron says:

    I was browsing your site in search of info for my car and I saw this car. I own one and it is not a Jamaican it is an Amante GT built by fiberfab.

  7. R. Herron says:

    My question is for danny or anyone who might know, what windshield fits in the Fiberfab Amante GT? I have had nothing but trouble trying to locate any info on this car. Thanks

  8. Robert says:

    It appears that I spoke too soon. Although there were people from Fiberfab involved, it was considered to be built by Voegele Industries. I’ve been in contact with the designer of the car and I am learning more as we go.

  9. J. Burch says:

    1969 Amante GT,

    According to people in the know only 150 bodies were produced. I just found one for myself.

    Windshield 66 Rambler?, door flat safety glass, rear custom.

  10. J. Burch says:

    Correction, my car is called a Gazelle, it has the same body, but no overhear console and square headlamps. Only 27 were made before the change to Amante. Sweet. I will send “as purchased” photos soon. John

  11. Grimey says:

    WOW! I’m very excited to learn more about this! I picked up my AmanteGT 7 years ago, and 2 days ago I got a Karmann Ghia that I’ll use to rebuild my Amante!

    I have a TON of info in storage somewhere on it. The guy I got it from kept everything. It was a custom made electric car when I got my hands on it, but will soon be good ol’ fossil fuel again this year.

    Grimey

  12. Mick says:

    Hi I was just wondering if anyone knew what junkyard this was in and if it is still for sale. I am very interested. Also if you have a kit for sale I am frk4maserati@yahoo.com mostly looking for unfinished kits thanx.

  13. Bryan Ayers says:

    Yep – it’s an Amante GT – looks to be a later build?

    Have one for sale now here in NC – $2100 on titled rolling IRS pan with 4 speed trans – no engine. All glass good, body great but needs paint. Has complete vintage interior-

    thanks – Can send pictures –

    Bryan

  14. Bryan Ayers says:

    Yep – it’s an Amante GT – looks to be a later build?

    Have one for sale now here in NC – $2100 on titled rolling IRS pan with 4 speed trans – no engine. All glass good, body great but needs paint. Has complete vintage interior-

    thanks – Can send pictures –

    Bryan

  15. bruce wilkerson says:

    i just pick up a amante gt in arlingtion texas for $ 300.00 to fix up

  16. bruce wilkerson says:

    i just got a 1969 amante gt to redo i think all parts or in the car can i get some info i will pay for it bruce wilkerson arlingtion texas

  17. casey says:

    hey i just picked up one of these “jamaicans” i guess its on a vw frame… i was wanderin if any of you knew where i could find some desent upgraids for this 68 vw engein

  18. wes says:

    i have two amante gt’s for sale. i am askinng 750.00 for the pair. if anyone is interested just email me for phone # and or pics

  19. wes says:

    my # is 231-740-1156 (for questions about the amante gt’s that i have for sale

  20. Dan says:

    Wanted – – Amante GT Assembly Manual

    I’m looking to buy a Amante GT assembly manual. Also looking for information on that parts were used on the Gazelle/Amante such as windshield, door hinges, etc. My e-mail is mclela_blaze@yahoo.com.

    Thanks

  21. DW says:

    Casey, there are numerous upgrades for the Volkswagen flat-four. Mid-America Motorworks (www.mamotorworks.com) has a wide variety of performance upgrades for that engine, and I would recommend Mid-America Motorworks to anyone with a stock or customised V.W. beetle, bus, Ghia or Type-3, a beach buggy, a V.W.-powered trike, or a V.W.-based kit car.

  22. Einar Lorentzen says:

    To Grimey,

    If the Amante GT is white and pictured on the kitcarworkshop.com, then its my old car, built from kit in the 70’s with a Corvair engine and later converted to electric.

    Feel free to contact me at lorentzen@netscape.net

    Einar

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