Volksgatti Supreme

Sometimes those awful fake Euro sports car kits for beetle/Ghia guts can actually be cool.

Dash done just right

Dash done just right

In the 60s and 70s, you couldn't go to a car show or car club meet without running into a tacky old Bay Industries Bugatti T35 or T59 kit (differed mainly in fenders and tail clip), Classic Motor Carriages/Fiberfab Gazelle "Benz SSK", Antique & Classic Auto Alfa Romeo 8C Monza, Bugatti T59, Frazer Nash Tourer, or the myriad other tacky neoclassical kits for air cooled VW guts.

However, many avid hobbyists have turned these proverbial sows' ears into the proverbial silk purses, such as this anonymous Floridian petrolhead and his circa 1966 Bay Industries "VolksGatti" T35 on an unknown year narrowed beetle pan.

Front beam faired in almost perfect to the letter.

Front beam faired in almost perfect to the letter.

This handcrafted replica of a 1930s French sports car looks the biz, and likely is fun to drive too.

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  • Here's a Fiberfab Gazelle I spotted a year ago:

      1 month ago
    • Nice. There's a couple around Eugene I'm trying for shoots of.

      And there's the real McCoy too, a '76 Excalibur I did a full shoot of minus the engine.

        1 month ago
  • Building classic car on VW Beetle chassis is quite big in Brazil. There are number of replicas of just about any classic car is/was built there.

      1 month ago
  • So this has a frunk?

      1 month ago
  • Nice !!

      1 month ago
  • That is definitely cool.

      1 month ago
    • Agreed. I've wanted to do the same thing to a Fiberfab Liberty SLR (1926 Stutz Blackhawk tribute on Sweptline era Dodge truck moving parts), stick a Jaguar or Pontiac Sprint OHC six in it and go whole hog in making a tupperware Stutz, since I...

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        1 month ago
    • In this day and age, a replica gets my vote for being a legitimate car. Original cars are too expensive and we all deserve to have some fun.

        1 month ago
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