Banshee Restoration Project

Paul’s friend Robert picked up this super-rare Banshee (aka Caribee) and is looking to get in touch with other others and fans. He’s currently restoring this wonderful and under appreciated gullwing exotic, so hopefully I’ll post more on the project as it progresses.

18 Responses

  1. Ronnie Barnes says:

    I also am rebuilding a Bansheee
    I got my hands on it 2 years ago
    It is on 66 TR4A frame and was in very bad shape I have the frame completed and have replace the Triumph motor with a built up 350
    Let me know if you would like to talk about the rebuild

  2. Bats says:

    Robert is without a computer at the moment and told me go ahead and post his number so others who own or dig this way rare, way sweet car can contact him,

    Robert, 541-977-2859

  3. Tom Alvary says:

    These cars are spectacular, an obvious homage to the Ferrari 275GTB, while still being very pretty in its own way. I think this is the most visually successful of all the Fiberfab designs- flawless from every angle but the rear. A little chrome bumper would totally fix that, too. Pity so few were made. Its really nice to see another one.

    The quirky thing about them is: man, those doors look small…

    What are the side windows? They seem to be the same as the side windows on the gullwing Aztec II in production about the same time. They are functional and nice. Are they a FiberFab in-house thing or taken from a donor?

  4. Bats says:

    I see the styling hint of the Ferrari 275GTB but to me it always looked more like the Cobra Daytona coupe,

    Robert said he is like 5 foot 7 and slim build and it’s hard for him to get in the little door hole,

    The windows are sliding plastic like the Aztec GT, my guess just flat cut plexi,

    Another guess would be the little door hole and the late 60’s early 70’s obsession with GT40 looking cars IE Avenger / Valkyrie is what killed the Banshee that took far more to build in a time that people just wanted to slap a silly looking fiberglass body on a tired VW pan and go cruise.

  5. Rodger says:

    I just picked up a Banshee about a month ago. Needs a lot of work. No floor or firewall or rear window, but has a nice body. I need to find a chassis for it. Can`t wait to start working on it, just no time. Also have an Avenger GT-12 I need to finish. Going to put a ZF transaxle in it with Pantera suspension and a 400 ci Chevy. I built a Manta Montage with this same set up that was a lot of fun to drive. I`m sorry I sold it.

  6. Bats says:

    Rodger I would much like to talk with you in email or over the phone,
    Many thanks!

  7. Harley says:

    Hey anybody want to talk Caribee/Banshee, I have owned one for about 28yrs. It was a $200 dollar mess when I started, took about 10 yrs. to complete and has been driven for the last 19 yrs. I have met several other owner / builders and am happy to share info.

    • Tom says:

      Hello I owned and built 2 wish I would have never sold mine. If you know of anybody selling there banshee please let me know 708 932 7015 thanks tom

  8. Jim says:

    I have just purchased a Banshee body and am looking to communicate to any and all Banshee/Caribee owners.

  9. jay.see says:

    did you get yours from michigan by anny chance?

  10. tom says:

    i am looking for a banshee to finish or rebuild i had 2 of them in my life both were on austin healy chassis with sb chevy would like to fine my old ones i am from illinois 708-932-7015

  11. Jim says:

    yes, mine is in Michigan and it is for sale. Plese e-mail me and I can send pictures.

  12. Justin says:

    I have a Banshee that I bought a few years back in college. It was just the body so I built a frame around it and used the drive train from a 280Z with a 350. I’m still working on finishing the project and have a couple questions. What do you use as tail lights and a rear window. I was thinking of using some Corvette lights and making a rear window out of Lexan.

  13. Larry Monroe says:

    I picked up a Caribee. It’s registered as a 1976 Fiat but I think it’s a triumph chassis. For sure it’s a triumph engine. I travel in the north east of the US WOULD LOVE TO SEE OTHER CARS for ideas on repairing mine.

    • Butch Thommen says:

      I have a carribee it is on triumph chassis ,mustang 2 front,8 in.rear,Buick 215 cubic inch motor.I live in N.W.Illinois. Cell 815- 821- 4989

  14. Philip Schram says:

    Here is a video of a Firefab Caribee that I spotted in Cincinnati:

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