1974 Replica/Kit Makes Kelmark Dino 246 GT

Starting bid: US $14,800

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THIS AUCTION is for a 1974 KELMARK GT "INDEPENDENCE" kit car from KELMARK ENGINEERING.

This car gets a lot of looks and attention every time I drive it or take it to a car show. Several times I have had people turn around and pull up beside me to find out what kind of car it is or if it is a real Ferrari, or if it is for sale. I can assure you it will turn a lot of heads and draw a lot of attention. You just don't see a car like this on the street everyday. It handles very well due to the low center of gravity. It is a real pleasure to drive. I recently added a new set of street headers from Mid-America Corvette and VW supply. The car sounds great. It does not have that typical "VW" sound. The odometer works but speedo does not. This car has always been garage kept. I have a large 30" x 36" original engineering drawing of this car included.

Kelmark Engineering was an auto shop based in Michigan, that focused on the production of rear/mid-engined kit cars. The kits were built by hobbyists or professional mechanics manually. Until 1986, Kelmark Engineering built kits and complete vehicles which were either Volkswagen-based or on tubular race car style frames.

The cars are all "rare" models, but the Kelmark GT body style was the most popular. It was featured in the magazine Car and Driver in 1977 and 1979. The car had exterior styling that was distinctive for its debut in 1969. The styling was reportedly influenced by Ferrari Dino 246 GT and a Corvette concept car. The "Independence" model was a fiberglass body kit for a Volkswagen

Vehicle type: Mid engine, rear wheel drive, 2 passenger coupe

Engine: 1600cc VW with high compression heads Carbs: Twin Solex Chassis: 1966 VW

Transmission: 4 speed manual

Weight: 1700 LBS Ground Clearance: 7"

Wheel base: 95" Overhang (Front/Rear) - 39"/38"

Track: 58"/60" Head Room - 37"

Length: 174" Top speed - 100 + MPH

Width: 73" Mileage - 35+ MPG

Height: 45" Handling - Superior due to low CG, wide track, and ideal weight distribution

Rear Suspension: Torsion Bar, Tube Shocks, Fully Independent

Floor Mats: Genuine Ferrari

Front Suspension: Torsion Bar, Tube Shocks,

Anti-roll Bar, Fully Independent

Rear Wheels: 15" x 8 1/2"

Rear Tires: B.F. Goodrich TA Radial P265/50 R15

Front Wheels: 14" x 7"

Front Tires: B.F. Goodrich TA Radial P235/60 R14

Trunk Capacity: 10 Cubic Feet

Restraint: 3 point shoulder harness, non-retractable

 


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