In the June issue of AMK - the kiosks are open again, but of course you can also such take a dirt cheap subscription - is the enchanting story about the Martaré Sportscar. That is a VW Beetle chassis in athletic outfit. He pretends to be a cousin of the Ford GT40. But that's only the plastic side of the story.
Save a car brand: buy Norbert's boat
For the rest, it is about emotion and the sale of a speed yacht with a five liter V8. That boat has to be sold to finance the construction of no less than two Martaré's. So if you want to be partly responsible for the rebirth of a Dutch car brand, you can buy Norbert's boat. Norbert can be reached under number 06 81392655 or https://www.martaresportscars.nl
A message from a reader
In response to that story, the unsurpassed Jan Keijzer responded with a message and photos: “You sometimes come across Dolf in the bargain corner. Even things I don't have an active memory of. "Volkswagen type 3 Overdevest 1966 aircooled € 4.500." See, that is information that arouses curiosity.
Volkswagen Type 3 Overdevest (1966)
Platforms and license plates
The similarity between the Overdevest and the Martaré is that both cars use a non-truncated VW platform. That way they keep their original registration as VW. As a result of the Martaré story, we were also asked how difficult building such a kitcar is now. Building a good kitcar is not difficult. If the parts are nicely tailored and the supplier provides a good construction description, it is more a matter of patience than of craftsmanship. And if the parts have a colored gel coat, you don't even have to spray (although that always looks a bit 'real'). That way, Burton has already sold almost 2000 kits. The result of all DIY can vary from 'How sad' to impressively professional. And that is mainly the result of invested time, serious work and investing in beautiful things and details. Building such a kitcar is a perfect winter project. But if we take a look outside now, the beginning of June could also be a good start date.
For builders there is a lot of additional knowledge at the General Buggy Club https://www.algemenebuggyclub.nl
And the Overdevest Sportscar? We were allowed to publish the photos by Angelo Valencia. But the unique Overdevest has since been sold.
For AMK reader (and photographer) Jan Eggink, perfection is just the beginning of the story