Monday, December 22, 2014

5k: Take Me To Your Leader: 1966 Autokit Invader GT Kit

The Invader GT was Volkswagen Beetle based kit car manufactured in the 1970s by a small California outfit called Autokit.  Autokit was at the time a new venture started by a 22 year old entrepreneur named Bruce Weeks, who may have been a visitor from another galaxy because his kit looked out of this world and has a steering wheel that can only be reached by the gangly arms of a Zeta Reticulan.  Find this 1966 Autokit Invader GT Kit offered for $3,500 near Philadelphia, PA here on Craigslist. Tip from K2 Mystery Car.


The seller lists this car as a 1966 model year, but that is probably the year of the donor vehicle and this more than likely from the mid 1970s.  Unfortunately, information on the Autokit Invader GT is not that easy to find, but you can read some info on the Invader in this 1974 issue of Popular Mechanics.



The Invader GT gets power from whatever donor car (or engine) was used and in this case the seller says it is powered by a 1300 cc VW engine.  Power could be anything from 50 horsepower stock or more depending on modifications done over the years.


See car with a cooler looking rear wing?  tips@dailyturismo.com

12 comments:

  1. If I was a Proctologist I would own one of these and a Ford Probe.

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  2. A photo with the side curtains removed would be a lot more attractive. Trade the wing and goofy front bumper for a couple hundred pounds of sand in the front would make it far more attractive as well.

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    1. Sandbags, now that is something the stance crowd should consider instead of airbags. But you are correct, it does look ready for take off....

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  3. This thing is begging for a psychotic Subaru ej25 swap. The fact that it was designed back in the day by a car fanatic kid only pushes that along further.

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  4. Any kind of down force on that rear wing will result in an immediate endo.

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  5. A short driver might have trouble seeing over the hood!

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  6. Hey, I suggested this car on this page. I'm glad you picked it up and did a feature on it. The Invader is a neat kit car.

    There's another super cool car for sale here locally, though the asking price is $18,500. There are some really good video links there.

    Signed, K2 Mystery Car

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    1. K2 Mystery Car -- I saw the link on the other page, but felt silly giving credit to anonymous for the tip! I'll update the story with your nom de guerre. FYI - you don't need to log in to create a persona on this website, simply click the reply as dropdown and select Name/URL. Put a name into the first box and leave the URL box empty. Enjoy.
      Vince
      DT Editor-in-Chief

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  7. Will do and keep up the GREAT work!

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  8. Here is a Sterling kit car, which I can only assume was fairly similar due to their VW origins, with an Ej25 swapped into it. Just a thought.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkkyhS8UgZw&feature=youtu.be

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  9. I now own this very car. It's a bit different now. I did alot of things people mentioned
    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/5769525895.html

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