Kit Car

Garage Find: 1965 AC Cobra Kit Car

The Shelby Cobra kit car has to be, by capita, one of the most frequently discovered models in unfinished form. You know how the boom and bust cycles always lead to some new construction homes remaining unfinished for years… more»

Immaculate Deception: 1970 Fiberfab Avenger GT-12

We get a lot of kit cars to profile here on Barn Finds.  Some are outrageously garish, while others are nice enough to consider the possibility of owning one.  This is one of those kit cars.  Take a look… more»

Morgan Alternative: 1980 Tiger Convertible

Kit cars seem to be coming out of the woodwork these days.  While there is undoubtedly a limited market for such vehicles, the variety of different types and makers has been entertaining, to say the least.  Take this one… more»

1986 Gazelle Car Kit Still In Crate!

In 1986, Ronald Reagan was President, the Soviet Union was still around, “Top Gun” was the highest grossing film, and someone out west ordered a Gazelle kit car.  37 years later, “Top Gun-Maverick” is still the biggest movie out… more»

Go Like Hell 2.0: 1965 Ford GT40 Kit

The story of Ford’s GT40 at LeMans is well documented in the book “Go Like Hell” and in the movie “Ford vs. Ferrari.”  What the Ford Motor Company accomplished through sheer brute force and determination (along with a whole… more»

Street Legal! 1962 King Midget Micro Car

Would you believe this thing is street legal?!  That’s what the seller of this King Midget micro car says, although he does mention that they’re not very fast.  King Midget first began producing micro cars in 1946, with the… more»

One of Four Made? 1952 Karu de Carrera

I hesitated taking this find on as a write-up as there’s very little information available (seemingly – at least when Googling with the name provided by the seller.) But it’s too intriguing to resist, and I’d love to know… more»

Unfinished Business: Cobra Kit Replica

If there was a category for cars that are most likely to show up as unfinished projects, the Cobra kit car would certainly be in the top five. I imagine there’s even a bracket for the same kit car… more»

Package Deal: VW Beetle and Buggy Kits

I am honestly surprised there’s not more action on the listing yet, as the opening bid is a paltry $4,500 with no reserve for two dune buggies and a parts Beetle to pillage from. While unfinished buggy kits are… 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»

Parked For 35 Years: Sterling Kit Car

The kit car culture probably reached its zenith during the late 1970s and early 1980s, and while they are no longer as popular as they once were, a hardy band of souls keeps these classics alive. One of the… more»

Lamborghini Windshield! Fiberfab Aztec 7 Kit Car

I wonder how many of our readers are old enough to remember when a Volkswagen chassis was cheap and easy to come by.  Among those folks who do, I’m guessing many also remember when you could order a kit… more»

Old School Cool: 1980s Jaguar XK120Z

If your overwhelming desire is to park a 1952 Jaguar XK120 in your driveway, you need to have a wallet that contains at least $70,000 for that dream to come to fruition. Some alternatives are worth pondering, but this… more»

Corvette-Powered: Lamborghini Countach Replica

For years, I barely paid attention to replicas of desirable supercars and sports models. Most of the time, it was not due to any particular elitism or judgment, but because the replica itself was so terribly constructed. I’ve never… more»

Corvarri?!! Ferrari 365 Daytona Replica

In the land of automotive replicas, there’s a thin line between a high-end recreation and someone’s forgotten backyard concoction made with old Fiero and Firebird parts. This “Corvarri” seems to be the former, with lots of money spent to… more»

Rotary Powered: 1967 Jaguar XKE Replica

Well, it’s either a Jaguar RX-7 or a Mazda XKE, whatever the case, it is unique and well done. The seller is going with the Jaguar moniker, for obvious reasons, but the VIN says Mazda so I say, let’s… more»