Kit Cars

MGA Shelby Cobra Replica

There are a few classic cars that make you do a double-take if you see them on the street. Cars that are so rare or valuable that you might not believe you are seeing the real thing. One that… more»

Build-Ready: 1979 Manta Montage Coyote

I absolutely love the ambition of kit builders of the past. Literally, anything could be made, from little British-style roadsters to full-on racing replicas. Clearly, Brad and Tim Lovette had the same thoughts and they formed the company, Manta… more»

Summer Daily: 1961 Volkswagen Berry Mini T

The VW Beetle has proved to be a very flexible tool in the kit car builders toolbox. They can be used to create GT40 replicas, batmobile replicas – or anything which takes your fancy due to the simple nature… more»

Field Find: 1980 Lamborghini Countach Replica

As a kid, I used to go wandering through old yards and back-lots looking for automotive treasure. The most exciting thing we ever found was an old school bus. But imagine being a young enthusiast and coming across a… more»

Rare Racer: 1959 Porsche Devin D

The late 1950s and early 1960s were a time of some of the best, timeless designs to come from automotive manufacturers. The Jaguar E-Type, the Ferrari 250 GTO, and the original Porsche 911 were all released during this time…. more»

Surprise Powertrain! 1968 Fiberfab Valkyrie

Most of the kit cars that we come across are unfinished projects. Perhaps they were on the road at one point, in “almost finished” condition, but have been parked for one reason or another. This 1968 Fiberfab Valkyrie would… more»

One Of My Dream Cars: Arkley SS Project

Fellow Barn Finders, this is one of those TMI (Too Much Information) posts that we writers get away with every once in a while. You see, coming across one of your dream cars for sale is a hazard of… more»

Me ‘N Mini Me: 1965 King Midget with 1958 Cushman Scooter

In 1945, two pilots – Claud Dry and Dale Orcutt – started a spare parts business in Athens, Ohio, selling government surplus bearings, engines, wheels, and so forth. It was a mail-order outfit but the pair rapidly began building… more»

Alien in the Garage: 1971 Invader GT5

Since Day 1 of the automobile, enterprising people have wanted to build their own cars. The first kit car was produced in 1896 by an Englishman, with plans published in a popular science magazine of the day. The Lad’s… more»

Twin-Engine Racing Replica: STP Porsche 917/10-002 Can-Am

Having been to track day or two in the past, and watched cars racing around a circuit, there is really nothing much more exhilarating than the smell of gas, burnt rubber, and the excitement of the crowd. However, you… more»

Super Rare 1969 Group Six G6 Coupe

Just when you think you’ve seen every kit car possible end up on craigslist as someone’s forgotten project, another completely random model pops up on a classifieds site. That’s certainly the case with this unusual “Group 6 G6” coupe… more»

Pinto Powered! 1983 Cimbria SS Kit Car

Don’t you miss the days when you could find an inexpensive VW donor, order a kit car to put on top, and without depleting your life savings or mental well-being put together a creation that turns heads everywhere you… more»

Cave Not Included: 1972 Lincoln Batmobile

There have been a lot of Batmobiles over the years. From the aerodynamic coupe of the early Forties through to the “tumbler” of the Nolan films and the muscle car of Matt Reeves’ The Batman, each generation seems to… more»

Neoclassic Ford! 1983 Zimmer Golden Spirit

A neoclassic automobile is a modern car made in the image of the classic rides of the 1920s and 1930s, but not intended to be a full replica. The Zimmer Golden Spirt is one of these vehicles. It was… more»

One Off Kit Car? 1969 Triumph

We’re told this is a one-of-a-kind sports car, something that would usually be thought of as a kit. But it may have been custom-built by its original owner. The car is part Triumph, part Volkswagen, and the rest from… more»

Dune Buggy Project: 1969 Meyers Manx Tow’d

From 1964 to 1971, Californian Bruce Meyers and his company produced a variety of on- and off-road vehicles for recreational use. More commonly known as “dune buggies,” Meyers’ most well-known version was the Manx which could be licensed for… more»