The Best Avenger is still the Worst GT40

by Mike Satterfield

The Fiberfab Avenger came out of the VW kit car boom of the late 60's and 70's. Designed to fit on a stock VW bug chassis cars like the Ford GT40 and Porsche 917 of Le Mans fame had to be shrunk down. Now I have seen a lot of Avengers kits on the road and lots of them for sale and like most inexpensive kits built in the 1970's, there was a lot left to be desired. This does have to be one of the best finished Avengers I have ever seen, but perhaps I am just being swayed by my love for Gulf Racing paint and cool stickers.

For those of you that did not know there were three versions of the Avenger.

The GT-12 that used a stock VW Beetle Chassis, the GT-15 that had a tube chassis that was built around using a Chevrolet Corvair drive-train and suspension. The ultimate Avenger was the Valkryie, built on a tube chassis and designed for a V8 using a Corvair transaxle. The Valkryie was the closest Fiberfab came to a real GT40.

Now, as far as 70's kit cars go I have to say I have never seen one taken to this level of detail, according to the listing they have "invested" $24K into this car. The motor is a 1957 Chevrolet 283, backed up by a Corvair transaxle. Just in case you were wondering this is the T-Top version. You do have to admit that on the freeway, at night, at high speed, you might almost think this was a GT40. From some angles, the car almost even has the right profile, but from the dead on profile, you can tell its a little short. 

The interior as you can see is little more than some undercoating and padding inserted into the floor. A steering wheel from the local go-kart track has been installed, and it looks like they ran out of carpet for the center of the dash... but again you get what you pay for, this car only has $24,000 and you can't even buy a good GT40 kit for that. 

Now you might be thinking to yourself that this would be an epic ride to own, I can think of a few people that would seriously consider owning and driving this impressing the bulk of the public who don't know any better. If that happens to sound like you and you are near Denver, Colorado CLICK HERE to contact the seller. No price has been listed, just the mysterious "CALL FOR PRICE" is posted in the ads. If you buy it please get in touch so we can find a Laser 917 and have the ultimate 70's Le Mans wannabe photo shoot!

Source: Craigslist