Is this the car "kit" I saw at Road America at the vintage car week circa 2008?
That weekend, they had 3 original Scarabs on the track (one belonging to Augie Pabst if I recall correctly), along with a display for an all-aluminum reproduction. As I recall, the body was done by Polish craftsmen?
Geek, I'm sure that reproduction display was also one of Dick Kitzmiller's builds. Yes, the replica's body is fabricated in Poland, at an ex Mig aircraft plant. The same folks that make the Kirkham Cobra bodies. The car is not really a "kit" in the common use of the word. It comes either as a runner or as a near-complete "roller sans drivetrain." The latter case is what this one is.
Yes, it was a beautiful body... expensive and seductive and....
And to think it was designed by a 18 year-old art student. The hormones must have been running high that day...
And the ITB fuel injection set up, I'd give my left, uhhh... EAR, yeah, that's what I was gonna say... for one like that, also beautiful and functional!
Gonzo, they make ITB's for small block Fords, you know. I'm sure you could swap a spare appendage for one... (Don't tell the goats though.)