The kit car has been around for a long time, but really gained in popularity in the '60s. One of the most infamous kit manufactures of the era had to be FiberFab, with their Valkyrie and Avenger kits. The idea of a kit car was that the buyer could get an exotic car for a fraction of the cost and build it themselves. There were a few FiberFab cars that rolled out of the factory as complete cars. This Avenger GT is supposedly one of those cars and is based on a 1962 Porsche 356 donor car. It was recently discovered in barn in Idaho and is now being offered on eBay.
When the car was discovered, the seller initially planned to salvage the Porsche parts from the car, but then learned that this car was a factory built Avenger. The seller believes that this car was used by FiberFab to display the Avenger GT body. Whether this is true or not, we don't know, but we do know that this car has some valuable parts in it. This car is powered by a 1962 Porsche 356 1600 Super engine and transmission and they are supposedly in working condition and have been serviced.
This car features one of the best looking interiors we have ever seen in a FiberFab, which helps with the story of it being a factory built car. Like the engine bay, the interior makes extensive use of Porsche 356 parts. It looks sportier then a 356, but it’s also a lot tight. We doubt a taller individual could comfortably sit in this car.
This could be a fun car, but we think the sellers starting bid of $18,000 is way too high. If they can prove the provenance of the car then it might be worth that, but as it stands its only worth the salvage value of the Porsche parts. We do love the styling of the Avenger GT and we are sure it’s a blast to drive, but we don't see someone paying this much for a kit car. Is this car worth $18,000? Do the Porsche parts alone justify this price or is the seller dreaming?