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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:05 pm

I never knew that the early Aston Martin v8 Zagato Volante had headlight covers?
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Later cars had a more traditional grille
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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:29 pm

British built kit car called the Eclipse, based on the Austin 1100/1300 and found in a scrapyard in Wellington, NZ.
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And a picture from the 90s
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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:51 am

The Amante GT

First introduced in 1969 as the Gazelle (no relation to the CMC neoclassic of the same name), the original manufacturer was Hebina Plastics in Santa Clara, California. The styling was an original design and the body would fit any VW pan except for bus or truck.

The Gazelle stood only 44” tall and engine choices included VW, Porsche or Corvair. The body had a steel roll bar, side bars and other body reinforcements molded in during the assembly process.

To add rigidity and a finished appearance, most panels had bonded inner panels. Dashboards were built-in and used optional clip-on upholstery to match the black vinyl interior liner. It used Rambler Marlin front and rear glass and roll-up side windows. The headlights had solid covers that hinged down to uncover the lights. Price was a reasonable $795 in 1969.

By 1970, Hebina had changed their name to Voegele Industries (for owner Bill Voegele) and the car had been renamed the Amante GT. Improvements were made, including an emphasis on the VW Variant Squareback / Fastback chassis option.

These VW’s were using fuel-injected engines and front-wheel disc brakes long before the Bug. One of the smarest options was a roll cage that added roof bars and tubes that extended forward to the nose and back to the tail inside the wheel wheels.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:29 pm

The Fiat 128 based “Pulsar” of 1971 (Michelotti obviously :D )
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And the Fiat 132 “Flares” 2+2 coupe concept 1972
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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:36 pm

And the 132 based 2+2 “Aster” coupe from Zagato in 1972
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Post by philhoward » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:46 pm

Volvo 1800 ESC Coggiola
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Post by scimjim » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:36 pm

Coggiola obviously had a thing for popups - the 1971 Volvo was called the “Viking” :D

Their 1972 Alpine A310 concept is already listed
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But here’s their 1971 Lancia Fulvia “Dunja”
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And an Opel based car, called the “Sylvia” in 1973
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Post by philhoward » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:04 am

Can’t argue with them getting their moneys worth from that design!


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Post by philhoward » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:31 am

Vestatec Magnum (BMW E30 based):
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