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1983 Aquila 2800 Found in Illinois

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1983 Aquila 2800

Here is a 1983 Aquila 2800 for sale in Lansing, Illinois.   This is a 1 off custom show car built by a NASA  aeronaurtical engineer named Bill Ewing.   He built this car out of his home shop in California.    His intention was to over engineer every component for lasting fucntion.   It has 34,000 miles and uses a 2.8 Mercury V6 engine more commonly found in the Ford Mustang.

The  Body was designed and built by American Fibercraft and has been seen in 3 magazine features.

4- speed manual
4 wheel disc brakes
Oversized front anti-sway bar
Air ride Suspension in rear
Grant GT steering wheel
Mazda radiator ( thermostatically controlled fan )
1981 Corvette red paint
Gull-wing doors
Ferrari 308 taillights, turn signals
Very expensive Enkei rims
B F Goodrich Radial TAs
Extensive paperwork, including Bill’s personal design notes with all hours accounted for.
Original build cost was over $18,500. ($46,000 by today’s standards)
This car was shown at both Knottsberry’s Farm show in California, and twice at the Carlisle Nationals in Pennsylvania
Runs extremely awesome…. Great handling in the “twisties”

Price $14,500 USD

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