I am an artist, writer, and web developer who dabbles in the art of dabbling . . . in other words, "I live in a van down by the river."
If you're looking for fiberglass kit cars for sale, check out this selection. Whatever your flavor: VW, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Cobra kit, or a classic Speedster Porsche.
We love them all, so take a look for your favorite. Kit cars are the exotic car lover's ticket to luxury without the luxury expense. Currently featured is a wicked 1966 Ford GT40 replica signed by Carol Shelby!
There is nothing better than sliding into a $500,000 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 knowing you are the center of attention, not to mention the feeling of power trembling beneath your fingertips. But let's face it, not many of us can whip out the 'ol wallet and shell out that kind of change.
But we can live our dream by buying or building a kit car version.
What Revs Your Engine? Vote for Your Favorite
There are a lot of smokin' hot kit cars out there that I'd love to get my driving fingers on. Here is your chance to vote for your favorite!
A Very Cool Project Ready for Restoration
1957 AC Cobra Replica Project Car
This is a great find if you are looking for a fun project—a 1957 AC Cobra replica that needs some tender loving care. She needs a bit of work (she's missing an engine and transmission plus the wood floors and the dash need replacing) but she is solid, rust-free, and comes with some nice goodies.
Take a look at this 1957 Shelby Cobra Replica at Left Coast Classics.
Gone in 60 Seconds
1967 Shelby Mustang GT500E Eleanor
This is one absolutely fantastic recreation of the world famous 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500E Eleanor recently sold by Sunset Classics!
This car started as a '67 Mustang Fastback and was meticulously crafted into a super high-performance Eleanor clone. It has a 385ci Stroker Windsor with 498 torque and a not-too-shabby 485HP. It's not quite as good as the Carroll Shelby original, but it will still kick you in the pants!
Take a peek at all the high-performance specs on this stunning beauty as well as two photo galleries and even a video!
This beautiful GT 500 sold quite some time ago but it looks like they currently have another 1967 Eleanor Mustang for sale with a Ford Big Block V8, Holley 4 Barrel Carbs, Reccaro seats, and a whole bunch of cool goodies. Check 'er out!
Here is another amazing replica crafted as a tribute to the GT350 in beautiful black over black.
With a buy-it-now price of $99,900, it was a very popular auction in it's day. No expense was spared in creating this memorable Mustang. All the best gear including a 302ci roller V8 engine with Ford AOD 4-speed automatic transmission set you up right in this classic.
Fantastic Brand New Super Fast GT40
1966 Ford GT40 Replica
This is a brand new 2008 GT40 Kit Car built by HiTech Automotive of South Africa. Even though the car is brand new it is registered as 1966. This amazing automobile is stunning to look at and drive, and it has only 198 actual miles!
The engine alone on this beauty cost $27,325! It has a Roush engine package including a R427 power plant capable of producing 560HP with a top speed of 217MPH. The estimated 0-60 mph time is less than 3 seconds! Take a look at all the details on this fantastic 1966 Ford GT40, including photos and video. And then buy this beauty for your collection!
1966 Ford GT40 Video—Listen to That Engine Rev!
1956 Porsche Speedster
This beautiful 1956 Porsche Speedster kit car for sale from Sunset Classics has the look, feel, and sound of a real Porsche Speedster.
With a great sounding Porsche 912 engine rumbling beneath the hood (well . . . rear), a Porsche pressure plate and clutch, and even a modified Porsche 912 muffler, this beauty really has the feel of a true Speedster.
The quality of the build is apparent everywhere you look with many original Porsche parts used in place of the standard kit parts.
This Will Turn Heads!
1958 Porsche Speedster Replica
Here is a very nice looking Porsche Speedster replica built by Automobili Intermeccanica in 1977 (only 608 built between 1976-1980). This started on a type-1 VW chassis (so either a VW Beetle or Karmann Ghia), and sports a speedy rear engine 1835cc VW motor.
This Porsche Speedster looks great in photos and gets attention everywhere it goes, for a full visual description stop by and take a look at the photo and video galleries by clicking the link below the picture above.
VW Kit Cars
If VW kit cars and dune buggies rev your engine like they do mine, swing on over to the brand new VW Kit Cars page on VintageVWCars.com to find more photos and auctions to satisfy your exotic and classic car itch.
Antique Pick of the Week
. . . or whenever I get around to changing it . . .
This rare 1937 Jaguar SS100 Replica is the find of the day, or week, or month—take your pick.
There wasn't a whole lot of info about this build but it sure looks nice. Take a peek at this 1937 Jaguar SS100 here for a few more details and a shiny new photo.
1929 Mercedes Gazelle
Hand-Built 1986 Ferrari Testarossa
While not technically a Ferrari Kit Car, this is a real beauty! It is a one-of-a-kind hand-built all-steel Ferrari Testarossa built by a master metalsmith from a 1986 Camaro.
- Each panel was shaped and prepared piece by piece over a 3 year period.
- The front fenders were cut, lengthened, and rolled.
- The hood was lengthened and reshaped on the whole top surface.
- The entire front end and grille were hand shaped.
- The entire bottom rocker panels, the doors, and quarter panels were all hand built, and a whole lot more.
- There was a lot of love put into this beauty. It even sports a James Bond style rotating license plate!
383 Chevy Stroker in a Fiat Topolino Hot Rod
1947 Fiat Topolino Street Rod: Fantastic Custom-Built Hot Rod
Over $100,000 dollars was spent over twelve years on this beauty. A true classic 1947 Fiat Topolino custom built into a raging street rod.
See all the details as well as the photo galleries of the build and the finished results on the 1947 Fiat Topolino Street Rod page.
1923 Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod Kit Car: Buick Nailhead Engine and a Powerglide 2-Speed Transmission
A real classic hot rod kit, this little beauty was completed in the early 70's. Soon after completion it was stored in a barn and nearly forgotten until just this past summer.
This fun little hot rod sports a rebuilt Buick Nailhead engine and a Powerglide 2-speed transmission that rides really nice 'n smooth.
What Are You Looking For? If You Had the Cashola, What Is Your Dream Kit?
Novitec Ferrari Body Kits
Put together your custom Ferrari and have the baddest kit on the block.
Not in the market for slamming down $100k-300k+ for a new Ferrari? Take a peek at these Ferrari body kits from Novitec. Novitec sells a huge selection of Ferrari body kits through Vivid Racing for everything from Ferrari 360 Modena kits to Ferrari 458 Italia and 430 Scuderia body kits.
Vivid Racing carries Novitec Body Kits such as Front Bumpers, Front Splitters, Rear Wings, Rear Diffusers, Side Skirts, and more for Ferrari 360, 430, 458, 550/575 and 599. More info and current pricing at the link above.
1978-80 Trans Am Smokey and the Bandit Car Kit
This is a cool famous muscle car kit on a budget!
I was cruising the automotive section on Amazon and discovered a little gem for us kit car fans - car kit decals! If there is a special car from your past—oh say this 1978-80 Trans-Am Special Edition decal set (takes me back to the good 'ol days ... Smokey and the Bandit anyone?)—and you don't have the time or funds to build your own, now you can have one!
Phoenix Graphix has a huge line of these car kit decals in many a famous muscle car. This Trans-Am car kit set includes:
- 1 Hood Bird w/Flame
- 1 Trans Am spoiler name/1 Trans Am front bumper name
- 2 Trans Am Fender names/1 Trans Am-Pontiac rear Spoiler Name
- 2 T/A 6.6 Shaker decals
- All Special Edition gold striping
Vivid Racing Sells Kits
Another great source is Vivid Racing, I just got an email from these guys so I checked out their site. All I can say is I wish I had about 10k to spend because it would be gone in, well, less than 60 seconds.
They have a great selection of car body kits that often go on sale. So hop on over quick if you are looking to shop for body kits, ground effects, spoilers, or carbon fiber hoods.
Precision Porsche Wide Body Kit for Porsche Boxster 1998-2004
Looking to take your Porsche Boxster and make her really get noticed? Check out this sweet Porsche wide body kit for 1998 - 2004 Porsche Boxsters.
Precision Porsche makes these body kits from very durable and strong high quality fiberglass. Made in the USA. It includes:
- Rear Quarter Panels - 2.5" wider. With 997TT or 987 style vents
- 996 GT2, 996 T/A, 996 GT3, or 997 GT3 Style Front Bumper
- 997TT Style Rear Bumper
- Pair of Side Skirts
- This kit is also available without a Front Bumper for $900 less.
1. The Kit Car Manual
This is a nice little book on kit cars with updated examples of new designs and developments that have become available over the last few years.
The appendix includes the addresses of manufacturers and clubs around the world which is informative and valuable in your own kit car building adventures.
It is written in an easy-to-read and often humorous style that will take your mind off the frustrations of your own build and give you the inspiration to get back in the garage.
2. How to Use Composites in Kit Car Building
These three books on composite materials are among the best rated by fiberglass kit car builders. If you are building your own kit cars, you'll need to learn all you can about composites, from the safe use of materials to the best resin and fiber system including the different types of both resin and fiber.
The book has valuable info on fiberglass, carbon fiber, core materials and resins, plus recent advances in both materials and technologies.
This series starts off pretty basic so you can learn the ropes, then as the series progresses you'll get into advanced techniques you can apply to your kit car project.
Composite Materials Series Overview
- The first book is a great intro to working with composites safely, laying out the tools and materials you'll need all in high-quality full color with plenty of detailed photos. This book walks you through four projects the final being a moldless lamination of a hood scoop, a perfect project to get you started on building that kit car. Includes a very helpful section on where to buy composites and resins for your project.
- The second book in the series gives you a more in-depth explanation of working with composites starting with basic mold making. More advanced techniques are demonstrated as well including vacuum-bagging, inflatable bladder molding, trapped-rubber insert molding, or resin transfer molding
- Book three really gets into the fun stuff with advanced mold making including using computer modeling software and silicone compression molds for complex shapes. You'll also learn how to do composite repairs a valuable tool when owning your own fiberglass kit car. The projects in this book include creating a body panel formed using an existing panel to make the mold. (along with a cool project on making a hollow body guitar off topic but still super cool).
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
Question: I'm looking for just the bodies so I can make my own car, do you have just bodies or could you point me in the right direction?
Answer: We are not a body manufacturer ourselves. Depending on what type of fiberglass body you are looking for your best bet is probably to keep an eye on eBay or perhaps local listing sites like craigslist. There also might be specialized kit car manufacturers for the specific body type you are looking for. Searching for something like "Porsche kit car body near me" would help bring up local results.
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Mark Zak on March 30, 2020:
I have a 29 Mercedes gazelle kit for sale with the doner car parts 708 9694254
a.k. on March 21, 2020:
i build 3 kit replica cars i love to do that.
Robert on March 25, 2019:
Looking for XK 180 kit
Dvc on March 20, 2019:
Are you sure thats a jag looks a lot like my MG TD just wondering
John from Worcester on March 03, 2019:
Looking for a kit car for my beetle chassis. No buggies, please.
Juan on August 29, 2018:
Hi im looking for a camaro 2018 or 2017 camaro fiberglass body like rians car on street outlaws to build a drag car from scratch is there any site i can go and look at prices or fotos or anything like that
Nikolay Nikolov on October 01, 2017:
I would like to convert my Pontiac Fiero 1985 in Ferrari 348. Have you such body kits and what is the price.
stuart on September 24, 2017:
Bobby Spurlock -
your thinking of a Mustang II or Cobra II, 74-78, Farah Fawcett drove a 76 King Cobra II in Charlie's Angels,
yeah, nothing like a mustang, but kept the name alive during the OPEC years and the intro of Datsun's , Toyota's, Ford concentrated on the PINTO and MAVERICK (Mom had a Maverick) horrible cars made to look like foreign cars but still built like floating hulks of steel. amazingly, 4 of the top 10 sales years came with these Mustang II years,
and we all probably thought they were cool when Farah was driving it, but we also thought bell bottoms and 5" collars were cool too.
Robert on August 16, 2017:
Any kits for 2002 Kia Rio?
Joe Montoya on June 26, 2017:
How much is a Jaguar kit car?
Bobby Spurlock on June 04, 2017:
Im hoping somebody can help me with a name of a car. Back in the late 80's a friend of mine had a car with a big giant cobra decal on the hood but it wasn't a mustang and it wasn't a Shelby GT. Im almost positive that it was a kit car, the car was black with the cobra decal in gold and it was a compact sporty design, can anyone help me with what kind of car it is?
Steven B on March 07, 2017:
does anyone know where to get the GT headlight covers from the early 70s. firstname.lastname@example.org
RANDY GUTHRIE on March 04, 2017:
Great site Just found it. Hey I am looking for an Eckler Corvette Sport Wagon kit. Was just wondering if anybody might have a lead on one. Been looking all over.
Sam James on May 26, 2016:
My fav car is the Shelby Mustang
john brady on August 07, 2015:
looking for plans for a kit car from the 70's called the doomie bug' it was in the pm. mag. it was a boxie looking car''
ken on November 15, 2014:
Beach buggy kits have got to be the simplest and quickest on vw undercarrage
briancrane on March 24, 2014:
These guys sell quality custom body kits of exotics. I bought a kit from them and it was golden. Thanks to carlos burgos
carleads on January 07, 2014:
I love vintage cars.... the queens of the road
Doc_Holliday on December 19, 2013:
It has to be Ferrari. And it has to be red. Anything else is just pretend :-)
HotrodLouie on November 13, 2013:
Love it all, thanks for the effort boss!
usedcarscoza on November 04, 2013:
The 1929 Merc Gazelle is such a beauty!!!
nonya222 on September 15, 2013:
I like to hang out on this page and dream.
01jules on August 22, 2013:
1967 Shelby Mustang is beyond Great!!!
bt55 on July 06, 2013:
Some kit cars are poorly designed and do not have adjustments for seats, belts, etc. Also, some do not provide even basic safety design for occupant protection. Most people spend more time and money than planned before completing their kit project. Talk to several others who have successfully completed a kit car before attempting it yourself.
socialcx1 on July 04, 2013:
I can see why this is such a popular site. Great!
LaptopLeader on June 10, 2013:
Definitely a fine selection of kit cars. Awesome lens!
xceeduk on January 27, 2013:
Great car Lens - hopefully mine will do as well one day!
GARYG68 on January 26, 2013:
Very very nice cars and kits, Great lens.
Jawill on November 24, 2012:
Wow, some awesome cars here. I never knew Mercedes made a car so old.
E L Seaton from Virginia on November 22, 2012:
This is mmaking me dream! Happy Turkey day and COUNTRYLUTHIER blessings.
Lemans on November 05, 2012:
Superb cars and lens, cheers
anonymous on October 08, 2012:
your lens makes me full of throttle thanks for sharing
saltwaterfishtankguide on September 15, 2012:
@DanielKV: z26? those were pretty badass
DanielKV on September 14, 2012:
I'm drivin' an '89 Chevy Beretta... not much to be jealous of :)
anonymous on September 12, 2012:
@DMVAgent: I agree kit cars have come a long way
carsalestube on September 10, 2012:
great article explaining about kit cars
ShilohWhenkey on September 02, 2012:
Great lens! :)
melhorcanetaespia on August 03, 2012:
I like kit cars, but plan on taking the same approach the La Bala guy took: building your car from scratch, that looks rewarding.
steph-naylor on July 18, 2012:
I just dropped by to say 'super lens' Thankyou!!
DMVAgent on July 16, 2012:
I always love classic cars. Though a replica, still it looks like the original. :)
anonymous on July 13, 2012:
Great Lens. Another Place I have found Body Kits is BodyKits.Net
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tweeky lm on June 17, 2012:
very nice lins, keep going (y)
Boulevard on June 14, 2012:
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TerryNeal on June 10, 2012:
Rusty-Quill the1967 Shelby Mustang GT500E Eleanor is pretty awesome
I like the 1966 Mustang Coupe will always be my favorite car I use to ride in one one to school with a neighbor when I was a kid.
Check my lens and LIKE it if you have time.
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anonymous on June 07, 2012:
Great blog! Thanks for sharing!
Find-Online on June 05, 2012:
Interesting lens. You put a lot of work into putting this lens together.
infoformyauto on June 02, 2012:
Hey man I love this page. Good job
rallo-smith on May 31, 2012:
Love the lens kit cars are great hobbies.
oakstreet on May 24, 2012:
I like the kit car, it is so fun and interesting, Great len and a "like" from me.
brucebui on May 23, 2012:
this is so coooolll. Squid Like for you
biggking lm on May 18, 2012:
The first kit car that I saw and just COULD NOT BELIEVE was a Shelby Cobra. I was shocked when the owner said that the body was a kit car, but he did have the original 427 in that bad boy. SUPER LOUD, SUPER FAST.
JoyfulReviewer on April 29, 2012:
This lens is an awesome showcase of some pretty rad kit cars ... nicely done. ~~Blessed~~
PippiDust on April 26, 2012:
Beautiful kit cars.
Doloughlin on April 25, 2012:
love the lambo kit car if only i had the money
Doloughlin on April 23, 2012:
great site love the shelby my girl friends name is Eleanor
TV-Tech on April 20, 2012:
I've always wanted to build a kit car. But I have way too many projects now,,,,if I could ever get my Z28 finished it might have to get replaced by a kit build. Great lens BTW!!
Konrad1 on April 20, 2012:
Elenour is the best.
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Little Linda Pinda from Florida on April 01, 2012:
My dad gave me a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado before he passed away. This is a wonderful memory for me because he knew how much I love that car since I was 5 years old.
ashu3337 on March 27, 2012:
Article is nice but it is too long to read. If anybody wants to buy antique cars then visit classiccarsaz.com to get the best deal.
gamrslist on March 23, 2012:
cool ill be back
TinaRuch on March 21, 2012:
Interesting and .a useful link to read and share, but it's too long
ProStatus on March 16, 2012:
Very nice lens. Well done :) Looking forward to more. Check out my lens on Government Auto Auctions and leave a comment or SquidLike if you enjoyed the post. Thanks!
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ernad18 on March 02, 2012:
greaat lens. thanks for sharing
SquidooRocks55 on March 01, 2012:
Now, these are some cool cars!
kevingomes13 lm on February 28, 2012:
Nice lens. Its very interesting.
Ben Reed from Redcar on February 26, 2012:
Love the lense.
JustNewCars on February 26, 2012:
Nice Lens. Take a peak at mines as well. Thanks
anonymous on February 22, 2012:
What a sweet car lens, im a Builder myself but not of cars lol.
GOT LM on February 22, 2012:
Adrijan on February 20, 2012:
great lens tnx
anonymous on February 09, 2012:
You got real nice lens there! :D I like sports car more!
Rebeljohn on February 05, 2012:
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Rebeljohn on February 05, 2012:
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CarlittoDunaway on January 25, 2012:
Very interesting! Thank you !
GreenMind Guides from USA on January 22, 2012:
Sweet lens. I'm getting into car lenses -- something about the photos really works in the lens format. Trying to get up to your level of skill!
anonymous on January 13, 2012:
such a nice collection of cars very nice thanks for sharing
Fignewton37 on January 07, 2012:
I found myself drooling over the kit cars. Really nice lens. Thanks for your hard work.
blueyourk on January 04, 2012:
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Edutopia on January 01, 2012:
My mechanic has a Shelby kit car that he finally got put together. Though just his luck, he got it road ready just in time to have a stroke so he had to babysit it for six weeks while he was in recovery before he got to drive it.
TrebAllen on January 01, 2012:
This ... is a really great lens! That 1965 Factory Five Cobra Replica being auctioned reminded me of the flamed King of the Cobras limited edition diecast Franklin Mint produced (see pic on Shelby-Cobra-Diecast lens). Again, really great lens!
ethantrevors on December 29, 2011:
Just loved the lens! Got nothing more to say :)
baby-strollers on December 06, 2011:
Always been a fan of the Ford GT - wish I could afford one!
RichardMillerADI on November 29, 2011:
this is a good loens, I would love to own any of those cars. Not realy suitable for driving lessons tho :D
umarshehzad lm on November 26, 2011:
beatiful cars, I'd like to have one of them..
Susan300 on November 25, 2011:
Nice lens. :)
ekkoautos on November 23, 2011:
nice lens, you have done a great job
BookItOut on November 22, 2011:
I have always wanted to build a kitcar. Now I know where to go to find information. Awesome.
iWriteaLot on November 20, 2011:
ROFL I came to this lens expecting to see those little plastic models that my brother used to build in his bedroom. I had no idea you could build an actual car! Girls! LOL Cool lens and I learned something new today
hornadayjackie on November 19, 2011:
I love kit cars ... so much cheaper and easier than tracking down and fully restoring an original. Many of the better kits are hard to even distinguish from an original anyway.
anonymous on November 18, 2011:
i like this lens
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Mamaboo LM on November 12, 2011:
I can't imagine the hours of work it must take to make one of these. But the payoff is incredible!!! Be blessed!!!
Beverly Lemley from Raleigh, NC on November 10, 2011:
Sweet lense! No junk in those trunks! Love the pictures ~ that must be something, driving one of these sweet beauties! Great lense! B : )
Malu Couttolenc on November 08, 2011:
Love old cars. These Kit car replicas are amazing! Great page about kit car replicas :)
ekkoautos on November 07, 2011:
Classic 1977 Corvette with extra customizations
this car is same cool as the cold ice
David Bynon from Prescott, Arizona on November 07, 2011:
I've always dreamed of having a 327 Cobra in the garage. The Mustang 5.0 based kits are fantastic. Fun lens... great job!