ONE OF A KIND VW Fiberglass Kit Car
HEY NOW!!!! Check out this ONE OF A KIND VW Fiberglass Kit Car. Ok ok, If you are a reader of this blog, or are into kit cars you know there is nothing rare about this car. It is your run of the mill Invader GT. Some time ago I spoke to the current owner of the molds to this car. If I recall correctly he told me 1600 or so Invader GTs were sold when Bruce Weeks owned Autokit.
The seller of this kit car is asking $2500 . As a point of reference running and driving examples of the Invader GT Kit Car have been sold for less than $2500 . There is a $2500 non running Invader GT on the Samba that has been on it for the better part of a year and is still not sold.
I have always said this is one of the ugliest VW Kit Cars to come out of the 70s. Before Bruce Weeks stole the design from David Loring the car was nice. It all flowed. When Bruce started dissecting it the car turned into a mess.
To be honest I dont know if the seller of this car just does not know what they have, or if they just bumped their head. Here is what the ad says…
For Sale: VW Fiberglass Kit Car – NO TITLE
Sad to say, this is a project I’ll probably never have time to finish.
Here’s what I have:
1960’s Fiberglass body WITH DOORS – I have no idea who manufactured it, or what year it was made. It’s very unique, so unique that I’ve been searching the web since I’ve gotten it and I haven’t been able to find another one like it. (it’s not an Invader II or Bradley)
1969 VW Beetle chassis – VERY clean, no rust, awesome floorpans.
1979 – Type 4 2.0 carbureted from a VW Vanagon. Turns over really smooth by hand. No intake, exhaust or carbs.
1980s Type 4 2.0FI from a VW Vanagon – NO Fuel Injection parts or the wiring harness. Motor is stuck, can’t turn over by hand – will need a total rebuild.
6 rib side shift 4 speed transmission – Very hard to find, and very popular for sand rails and dune buggies.
Stock 1969 Beetle 4spd transmission – Nothing special, just a standard 4spd mounted to the chassis.
What I don’t have:
*NO TITLE* Can be titled as a kit car when it’s finished – Talk to the DVM, they’ll help you out!
No Wiring harness/electrical
No Fuel tank
Tires are new, but old. It’s been sitting for over 10 year and they are now dry rotted and will not hold air.
And I’m sure there’s a ton of other little odds and ends needed to complete it. Most parts you could get from a donor VW Beetle.
Once completed, this would make one heck of head turner for sure.
So judging by whats included you are getting a body, a frame with no title, and a bunch of scrap metal for your $2500. In all fairness he does have Best offer so you may be able t get it cheaper. The good part of the body is it does appear to have both doors. That is something you dont see everyday in an Invader GT.
You can check out the listing while its up here http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/cto/5355797850.html
We just wanted to give everyone an update. This kit car is now listed at a lower $1800 obo price and is being advertised as a “Invader GT Style” Kit car. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/cto/5483978554.html