From the 11 originally built BANJO GTs number 4 is now available. These models were built only between 1968 and 1970 in Mineral City, Ohio/USA and they were available as Coupe and Cabriolet. From the existing information sources it is not clear how exactly they were divided. How many still exist worldwide has not been 100% clarified. There are two theories available on internet. One assumes the amount of 3 pieces left, while the other theory presumes 4 remaining exemplars.
The basis for BANJO GT was a Chevrolet frame from 1955-1957 that had to be modified. This enabled any type of motorization out of American production – from 4-cylinder to V8. In this model a Small block with 289 CUI from a 1966 Ford Mustang was built in. The car body is from fiberglas.
Number 4 woke up from its Sleeping Beauty rest in 2005. In the two years that followed it was fully restored. In 2009 after it was shipped to Germany a few beauty repairs were done. In 2013 paintwork lacquer coat was renewed, center console was modified and the rear spoiler was removed. Moreover, the car passed through the strictest German Technical Inspection Authority (TUV) with the mark “H”. The German mark “H” represents the guarantee of originality, as well as of safety and quality. The car hasn’t had any accidents and is in excellent driving condition. During winter months it was stored in a garage.
In case of serious interest, as well as if you have any questions please contact me. Other photos from the restoration, as well as the original information booklet about BANJO GT can be obtained upon request. As additional information, it should be noted that a person with a body height over 1,80m will experience limitations in the area above one’s head.