Rare Car Network

Rare Car Network
Unique Classics, Replicas and Build Culture
						Fiberfab Aztec 8
Updated Aztec

Fiberfab Aztec

By Dean Larson

As one of Fiberfab’s multiple offerings based on the VW Beetle, the Aztec employed exotic lines formed in fiberglass for weight savings and improved performance. The Aztec could be built cheaply, around $1,300 in mid-1960s money, if the builder retained as many VW parts as possible. Those wanting to match its upgraded look with upgraded power could adapt Porsche or Corvair engines to the Aztec’s VW chassis. Following trends with the latest Porsche replicas, the builder of this Aztec has brought it up to speed with a 2.0-liter turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine.

Probably the most striking feature of the Aztec was the available air-lift cab seen on this model. While the gull wing doors may have been a more practical choice, this Aztec was fitted with the air-lift roof that had a futuristic appeal. The interior has a simple with simplified controls and instrumentation. 

It’s hard to tell what version of the Subaru EJ engine is hiding under the hatch, and over 20 iterations of the EJ engine span from 1988 to the present day. The listed 2.0-liter displacement suggests it’s an EJ20 and the EJ205 is the most likely turbocharged candidate here in the states. Horsepower on the 205 ranges from 220 to 275 hp, depending on which donor was used. The VW chassis and visible adaptor plate suggests the engine is mated to a VW manual transmission.

In terms of money invested, this Aztec has to be one of the best around. The paintwork looks to have been done to a high standard and the car shows extremely well inside and out. The eBay listing shows a $9,500 current bid, and a listing we found from a few years ago shows a reserve-not-met price of $15,150. What’s a reasonable price for this updated fiberclassic? We’re not sure but I’d be inclined to guess somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000. If you’re a Fiberfab fanatic and think we’re all wet on our estimation, let us know in the comments below.

Comments for: Updated Aztec

comments powered by Disqus

Related Stories You Might Like

Filed Under

Fiberclassics Fiberfab