Alfa Showcar Replica: 1977 Fiberfab Aztec 7

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The Fiberfab Aztec 7 was based on the Alfa Romeo Carabo concept car, which featured a V8 from the Tipo 33 race car. Like most things in the kit car world, despite mimicking the outrageous original design, the kit car was based on humble VW Beetle underpinnings and flat-four powerplant. However, the proportions of the Aztec 7 at least look somewhat racy, and the Cheviot Hotwires wheels give the car a healthy stance. Records state that 400 were made with roughly 250 still registered for road use. The most interesting feature? The windshield lifted from a Lamborghini Miura. Find it here on eBay where there’s one bid to $5,000 and the reserve is unmet.

Kit cars are an acquired taste, and there’s certainly a loyal following for these wildly styled Beetle-based creations. Fiberfab obviously was one of the foremost designers and sellers of such kits, and created some of the more memorable designs of the 60s and 70s, including a replica of the Ford GT40 that was surprisingly convincing for something built on a Beetle chassis. This Aztec 7 certainly recalls the era in which it was made, with full length and painted-to-match rear window louvers and gullwing doors. The seller notes that it is a complete car that runs and drives but needs the interior finished.

The previous owner passed away while in the midst of finishing up the loose ends of the car, and while the interior may need final sorting, at least it’s largely ready to go. When you hear about aspects of a kit car being left undone, you’d be forgiven if you immediately imagine the drivetrain sitting on a pallet next to it with no interior installed whatsoever. The fact that this is a kit car you can get in and enjoy immediately while sorting out the interior cosmetics is a major selling point. Like so many of these 70s-era kits, the interior features deeply bolstered bucket seats and a dash with fake wood trim and plenty of gauges.

The seller contends the chassis has just 1,500 miles on it, which may be accurate but isn’t necessarily reflective of drivetrain mileage. The body does look quite fresh, and assuming the seller wasn’t responsible for the paint job, it doesn’t show any obvious damage or the tell-tale signs of years’ worth of regular use. The seller is correct that it’s difficult to assign value to such an oddball and limited-production creation, but given the small-but-loyal following of vintage kit cars, I’m sure there’s at least two bidders who would love to have this Aztec 7 in their kit car collection.

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  1. MattR

    The body reminds me of the Vector W2 prototype

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  2. Pat Lamb

    Getting a fake car like this is like getting FAKE BREASTS, they look good initially but they just don’t feel right.

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    • Stan Marks

      Depends on who’s feeling them.

      Like 5

    The story that I have heard is that they put a side shot picture of the carabo on a overhead projector and overlaid a beetle chassis and then massaged the alfa to fit.
    I don’t hate the Aztec, but it doesn’t capture the carabo as well as it should. The original is wider, lower and longer, and pretty well put together for a show car. The original sits in the alfa museum in Areas along with the Iguana and pininfarina concept, really cool dream cars.
    I don’t hate the Aztec but I would have to have it on a decent chassis to drive it, and then I would be afraid of a rock hitting the windshield as it is probably worth more than the car.

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    • Michael Snyder

      Muira wind screen on ebay goes for $2k.

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  4. CJinSD

    When I was a little kid, I had a neighbor who built a replica of the Alfa Romeo Carabo that was so spot on that I though it was his car when I finally saw images of the real thing. His car had Porsche 911 mechanicals and Wolfrace Slot-Mags, but otherwise was uncompromisingly true to the Gandini original. Considering how unobtainable and brilliant the Carabo is, I’d be happy with a replica like the one my neighbor built in his garage. I rather doubt he started out with a kit though, because I’ve never seen one that did the original justice.

    Like 2
  5. JoeNYWF64

    Chevette tailites! Not a fan of amber rear turn signals – really BOTHERS me when some jurisdictions require them & they think people can’t see red ones!! Maybe ’69 shelby taillites, etc. should have been fitted?

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    • JagManBill

      Lambo windshield…might as well have used the same tail lights

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  6. DayDreamBeliever DayDreamBeliever

    Well OK, an interesting silhouette. But hey, why no photos with the headlights closed, or even all the way open? Guessing non-op. And no shots of the front lifted (if it does?) or the rear opened up. No engine photos…

    To me this falls back to the standby attitude of: If it looks fast, it should be fast. Not with that engine, folks.

    Like 1
  7. Michael Ridley

    as Maxwell Smart would say, “missed it by this—————————–much” Still with a little work it could really be made into a decent driver. Now tube frames and suspension are much easier to fabricate than the old VW studff.

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  8. PRA4SNW

    SOLD for $7,500.

    Like 0
  9. PatrickM

    Aw, Snap!! Didn’t even get to read the ad write-up. Sold for $7,500.00. With all the technical comments as to “This ain’t right’, “That’s wrong.”, “Don’t like this other thing.’, I’m not sure about the car itself. I thought that’s what we supposed to look at. Sounds pretty judgemental. I do agree that there should have been a lot more pics. I still think it’s a cool looking car.

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  10. Chris

    This is my car lol. I posted it on eBay and it was an overseas Purchase in Dubai but some of the arrangements fell through And I cancelled the pending sell.

    Like 5

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