A few weeks back I took a trip to California, naturally I was on the lookout for anything interesting or uncommon. At some point I ended up walking through a small field of grass that had within it a little square area surrounded by a fence. Inside was what appeared to be a very sad looking GT40 type mid engined kit car.
From what I have gathered this is either a Fiberfab Avenger GT or Valkyrie. Unless there are subtle differences that I haven’t found a mention of the only real difference is towards the rear of the car where it is either a bit longer or shorter depending on the engine/donor setup. The Avenger was the shorter of the two, designed for a Corvair or VW setup. The longer Valkyrie model was setup for a larger V8 engine.
The company developed and sold the kit in the 1960′s and into the 1970′s until it was sold. From what I have gathered new kits were pretty hard to come by until recently. New owners are now producing the kit again, based off of the original molds. I have a pretty good feeling that the car I stumbled across is from the original lineup.
Kind of a strange car to stumble across. The company also produced body kits for 60′s Mustangs and a small “Run-About” model for VW’s.