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Monday, September 27, 2021

Aquilla Gullwing makes the bug feels like a butterfly

As the true automotive enthusiasts, of course, we like and want to have an exotic beauty car, but due to financial limitations or other reasons, sometimes we have to throw away the desire to own it.🤔

Understandably, the price of an exotic-beauty car is not cheap, most of them have a fantastic price tag. It's a shame if we then have to give up that desire without looking for other alternatives that may be in accordance with the financial capabilities we have.😁
The Volkswagen Beetle of 1963 wore the FiberFab's Aquila Gullwing kit car, an exotic-sleek car with gullwing-style doors. (Picture from: ClassicCars)
Then maybe you will ask whether there is such an alternative? Is it true, there's an exotic-beauty car that can be owned without having to dig deep into our pockets. Yes, on this occasion we will talk about it. Especially if those of you are a fan of unique vintage Volkswagen cars such the Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkswagen Beetle of 1963 wore the FiberFab's Aquilla Gullwing kit car shown here is the 137th production car, which still uses the original paint color combination of ivory and beige. (Picture from: ClassicCars)
Just take a look the car image above! Who would have thought that the car was started its life as the Volkswagen Beetle of 1963? Well, in the hands of FiberFab, a Cupertino, Californian-based automotive company, the car figure who is familiarly known as 'The Bug or among the Indonesian VW fans known as VW 'Kodok' or 'The Frog' can be transformed into an exotic-beautiful like a butterfly.🦋
The Volkswagen Beetle of 1963 wore the FiberFab's Aquila Gullwing kit car with its gullwing-style doors openned. (Picture from: ClassicCars)
The automotive company founded by Robert Mueller since 1964 had designed a kit car named Aquila Gullwing on the chassis of an exotic and exclusive BMW M1 in the 1980s. But then the kit could be assambled on the standard chassis of the VW Beetle to meet the demands of low-budget customers. And one of the results as you can see in the picture above, in a form of an exotic-sleek car with gullwing-style doors and without the trace of the VW Beetle at all.
The Volkswagen Beetle of 1963 wore the FiberFab's Aquila Gullwing kit car has brown colored interior. (Picture from: Hemmings)
Although the original kit car price is no longer in the archives but that is enough to say it must have been relatively affordable, considering that the donor cars were readily available (and inexpensive) at the time.
The Volkswagen Beetle of 1963 wore the FiberFab's Aquila Gullwing kit car is powered by a flat-four 1,200 cc engine which is only capable bursting the power of 40 hp only. (Picture from: Hemmings)
As quoted from the HeritagePartsCenter, the Californian company only made 150 cars wore the Aquila kit. And specifically for the vehicle shown here is the 137th production car, which still uses the original paint color combination of ivory and beige with brown interior.
The Volkswagen Beetle of 1963 wore the FiberFab's Aquila Gullwing kit car is one of only 150 cars ever built in the 1980s. (Picture from: ClassicCars)
If from its appearance that is able to give the perfect impression of a supercar. But on the other hand, if you look at the engine, all expectations about the supercar madness will be disappeared at once, because from its Volkswagen flat-four 1,200 cc engine which is only capable bursting the power of 40 hp only. So in terms of performance the car remains like a bug rather than a butterfly.
The Volkswagen Beetle of 1963 wore the FiberFab's Aquila Gullwing kit car remains a bug rather than a butterfly in terms of performance(Picture from: ClassicCars)
So when you make a choice on a car like this, it seems that you have made the right choice, in addition to having a beautiful and exotic shape, it turns out that it's included into a type of scarce car and rarely seen by the public. Which is likely now and so on the price will soar to be expensive, the question is can you afford it now? 

As qouted of the ClassicCars, this unique shaped car creation has been sold at price of $13,900 at the Mecum Auction back in the 2014. 😭 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FIBERFAB | HEMMINGS | HERITAGEPARTSCENTER | CLASSICCARS | MECUM ]
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