The 1970s were obviously the peak for weird, interesting, and sometimes terrible fiberglass kit cars. Many of these things were designed to be based off of VW floorpans. Some of the bodies made by companies like Kellison and FiberFab were actually pretty interesting looking and as it turns out this is one of them. You are looking at a FiberFab Aztec GT that dates (according to the seller) to 1974. They had been manufacturing this body since the middle 1960s with some tweaks along the way. We’re not experts so we can’t say if it is definitely a ’74 or not but we can say that the important parts are all there which basically means the styling and the killer lift off canopy that allows entrance and egress to the car.
This one is powered in a way no one at FiberFab could have envisioned 40 years ago, that’s for sure! A turbocharged flat Subaru engine sits in the rear of the car and produces (according to the owner) 275hp. The car has a four speed manual transaxle with a “heavy duty” clutch, independent suspension at all four corners, and disc brakes as well. It has a roll bar that isn’t because it is well below the heads of where the driver and passenger would be. We’re sure that it greatly stiffens the chassis, though.
We are in love with the paint. The deep red is laid on beautifully (at least as the photos show) and there has to have been many, many hours of prep work into the FiberFab body to get it to this level of perfection so that the paint job looks this good. The side profile view of the car is definitely our favorite simply because of the nose and the roofline. From the front or the rear the car loses a little toughness because of how small the tires are. That’s not a knock but an observation.
We love this unique little car and we bet you do as well.