Saw something for sale

Can't afford the rare and extreme car of your dreams? Well just build one.
Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13102
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Saw something for sale

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:59 pm

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/3380307550.html

Now you really don't see these that often. I don't know who makes them but this is the second one I have seen around here. Notice it has doors! Assuming he has the other door this could make a fun buggy. It also looks like it come with Brazilian pan halves so some work is going to be required.

It is listed as a '77 but has a swing axle transaxle in it so the pan could be from out of the country; OK for street use. It might be worth contacting him if you want something a bit different.

Lee

Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13102
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:39 am

The other one I saw was in a shed/garage not too far north from Hoodsport WA just off highway 101. It was several years ago but I suspect that is still could be there assuming that the area was not bull dozed down due to flooding in the area. The buggy was white and had the top bows with it but it was just too dark to see much as the power to the garage had been lost. I haven't talked to the owner since.

I have seen what looks like another one sans doors but I am not sure if it was.

The door way, including the sill, hinge surface and latch area, were formed with, as I remember, a stop area for a seal; it wasn't just a flat opening and the stop area added some support to the opening. I don't know if there was reinforcing behind it as it was too dark to see much and there was no flashlight; the doors had been removed for protection. I asked if he still had them and the answer was yes. I still think about it and wonder if it is still there. The guy who owned it name was “Bill”.

Lee

Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13102
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:59 pm


Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13102
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:51 pm

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4381428336.html

The kit car is not anything I have never seen before.

Lee

letterman7
Posts: 484
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:17 pm

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by letterman7 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:26 pm

Looks like a very modified Tuff Tub.

Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13102
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:38 pm


User avatar
Marc
Moderator
Posts: 23723
Joined: Thu May 23, 2002 2:01 am
Contact:

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Marc » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:13 am

I know it's been mentioned here before, but for the benefit of anyone who's missed it here's a great site with lots of pictures and articles on many, many kit cars:
http://priceofhistoys.com/

I like the original David Loring Mantis designs much more than the rip-offs like the Invader - that thing is only good-looking from one or two views -definitely only ones that don't include those hideous doors :)

Stray Catalyst
Posts: 808
Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:42 am
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Stray Catalyst » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:57 am

I had an Invader for a while, I still regret selling it. Far sexier than the Bradley GT, curvier than the Lazer 917. Whatever engineer designed that kit car was obsessed with the curve of a woman's hips - or he used a centerfold as a straight edge. If only it had been designed for any driver over five feet tall.

Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13102
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:00 am

There are designs I like better but this is the most complete one of these I have seen for a long time. For example, usually the tops are missing.

Lee

Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13102
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue May 27, 2014 9:30 pm

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/4483946693.html

I think it is probably on the high side dollar wise but it is beautiful. Trailer included.

Lee

Placerpuma
Posts: 62
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:47 pm
Location: Huntington Beach

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Placerpuma » Sat May 31, 2014 12:20 pm

Stray Catalyst wrote:I had an Invader for a while, I still regret selling it. Far sexier than the Bradley GT, curvier than the Lazer 917. Whatever engineer designed that kit car was obsessed with the curve of a woman's hips - or he used a centerfold as a straight edge. If only it had been designed for any driver over five feet tall.
X2

I have an Invader listed for sale, despite everybody telling me to cut it up for junk, I see so much potential in the shape of that car.
I would love to see someone take it and start bringing it into the 21st. century.
The windshield, sure looks like an afterthought or better said like a budget restraint, using the Karmann Ghia windshield at an odd angle.

Does anyone have have some Photoshop skills and a sleepless night ?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13102
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:41 pm

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/4574544470.html

There are several cars here. The last one is an open wheel car. I am in a location that is giving me problems but I think the URL is still good.

Lee

letterman7
Posts: 484
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:17 pm

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by letterman7 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:41 pm

I've seen photos of a Stripper, but never one for sale. I like it - too bad it's on the wrong coast!

Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13102
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:41 pm

I had never seen a Stripper before but it is pretty cool looking. I wish I had a place for it as it would make a very cool street car.

Lee

letterman7
Posts: 484
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:17 pm

Re: Saw something for sale

Post by letterman7 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:51 pm

Lee, are you near enough to the guy to go take a look at it? I'm halfheartedly considering it, but the shipping to the east coast is going to be a killer. I would just like to see how the cockpit is set up (if any) and how much legroom is actually there. I've had dune buggies in the past, all short chassis, and my legs just can't handle that anymore. If you are, I'll make it worth your while. Just PM me or email me off forum.

Rick

Post Reply