In the 60s, it was totally cool to cut up a Porsche 356 1600 Super Cabriolet to build this FiberFab Avenger GT. A cringe inducing thought, this. And the first Avenger we’d ever consider owning. Find it for sale here on eBay in Grandview, Washington.
For better or worse, partially completed Avenger GTs reproduce on internet classifieds like Viagra-fueled jackrabbits. They’re usually shown in a damp garages or carports displaying VW Bug underpinnings, poor panel alignment and mechanical systems in various states of disassembly. Also, heavy metal-flake paint and shag carpeting.
This car is different. Claimed to have been built by the FiberFab factory, this Avenger GT contains nearly all of the mechanical systems of a Porsche 356 1600 Super including the 75hp four-cylinder engine, 4-speed transmission, pedal assembly, steering column, and gauges. The result of all these fine mechanicals is a car supposedly faster than the 356 on which it is based as the Avenger is both lighter and more aerodynamic.
Photos of the Avenger show the car to be in considerably better shape than any others we’ve seen online, at car shows, or in the parking lot of that fondue-disco down the road. Panel gaps—with the exception of an engine lid that needs aligning—are generally consistent, the original paint is in fair condition, and the interior looks quite attractive with its Porsche components. The seller indicates that the GT drives reliably and quickly and is suitable for anyone under 5’ 10”.
While we always stay away from kit cars, this particular Avenger has just enough Porsche DNA to consider making an exception and should make a fun driver and conversation starter for the next owner.