Fiberfab

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Fiberfab Jamaican body, 1959 Austin Healey chassis and running gear

Fiberfab was a kit car manufacturer founded by Warren "Bud" Goodwin in 1964. Goodwin's earlier company, Sports Car Engineering had manufactured Microplas Mistral bodies under licence and sold them as the Spyder.[1] Fiberfab started building street rod parts and body panels for Mustangs before moving on to kit cars. It was sold in 1983 to Classic Motor Carriages.

The Jamaican was fitted to a TR3, TR4, MGA, Austin-Healey or a Volkswagen Beetle. Later Fiberfab built their own 'Jamaican' chassis for use with a V8 power-plant.

Fiberfab made a Ford GT40 replica based on a VW Beetle floorpan called Avenger GT and the similar Valkyrie designed to take a V8.

The Bonito was at one point license built in Sweden.[1]

Fiberfab built custom vehicles that appeared in the film THX 1138.

Classic Motor Carriages (later Street Beasts)[edit]

The company was purchased by Classic Motor Carriages in 1983. [2] Classic Motor Carriages was forced to close in 1994 after the Florida Attorney General's Office filed suit against it on behalf of several hundred of its customers. It agreed to pay $2.5 million in compensation. At the same time as the case was proceeding a new company, Auto Resolutions, was set up by the owner George Levin to continue making Classic Motor Carriages vehicles trading under the name Street Beasts. Street Beasts closed its business in 2010 and auctioned off its plant, moulds, and machinery.

Classic Motor Carriages (CMC) continued to use the Fiberfab brand after 1983 although those cars were built using CMC molds.

Fiberfab cars (pre 1983)[edit]

Fiberfab FT Bonito

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Road and Track, Advertisement, September 1958, page 57
  2. ^ A Beastly Background - A Little Haiti company outlives its checkered past, Mariah Blake, Miami New Times, Thursday 2 March 2006