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Astrum

Postby Fossil » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:46 am

The Astrum

Buggy Name -Astrum
Built By - Fibre Auto Mouldings
Builders Website - Unknown
Number Built - 15 Condors & 700 Astrums
State Built In - VIC

Fibre Auto Mouldings of Springvale, VIC, had been working with fibreglass from as early as 1959,
building a sporty vehicle on a VW base before commencing the building of buggies in the mid 1960's.
They produced 2 intirely different types.
The Condor which attempted to combine the features of a street buggy with those of a closed car. And the far more successful Astrum.
The Astrum was a classic example of a Stark, overly fun-type dune buggy,
Also built on the shortened 80 inch (2032mm) wheelbase platform, as was the pickup version.
A 4 seater FAM Astrum Stretch was also offered, which was built on the normal 94 1/2 inch (2520mm) wheelbase length VW platform.
The FAM Condor could be had with a hardtop and 'Gull-wing` doors suiting it to all-weather street use.
In addition to the shortened VW platforms, Astrum fabricated Steel chassis were also offered.
By 1971 the business of Keith and Joan Wilson had sold 3 Condors and 700 Astrums in 3 different forms

Thanks to Restored cars for the above information


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Re: Astrum

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Astrum - SWB
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Re: Astrum

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Astrum - LWB
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Re: Astrum

Postby Fossil » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:49 am

Astrum - UTE

Astrum - Condor
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