11/18/09 4:05 p.m.

Sorry to make this my first post, but in going through the January 2010 I came upon a rear 3/4 shot of a car that I just can't figure out and it's driving me nuts. It's on page 116 in the "Track & Field" article about the British Car Day in Dayton, Ohio. It is BRG with a yellow racing stripe parked between a TVR and a Jensen. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Inner Child
Inner Child New Reader
11/18/09 10:20 p.m.

I was actually going to post this same exact question. At first I thought it might be a Ghibli, but it's way too small for that, right? Whatever it is, I want one. And the TVR next to it.

trotskyite New Reader
11/19/09 2:15 a.m.

In reply to Inner Child: You and I think a lot alike :). I thought Ferrari Daytona, but the turn signals are all wrong. Some kind of pre Interceptor Jensen coupe they never exported, but google came up empty. Then I thought a de-bumpered Datsun, but it's just too delicate. Just when you think you know way too much about cars, something like this comes along...

Jensenman SuperDork
11/19/09 11:31 a.m.

I was going to ask the very same question. I think it's a Fiberfab Jamaican. Whatever it is, me likey!

ggarrard New Reader
11/19/09 11:36 a.m.

Now you've peaked my curiosity - I can't wait for my issue to arrive!!

Damn that dog sled team...

Thanks for confirming the January issue is in the mail.


DeadSkunk New Reader
11/19/09 11:56 a.m.

It's a Jamaican. Google it and you'll see several photos. Giveaway is the shut line on the doors. It cants forward at the windowsill height.

KaptKaos Reader
11/19/09 12:49 p.m.

I looked last night. Not sure if I was looking at the right picture, but it looked like a Ginetta to me.

Was it the coupe, with the small round brake lights?

KaptKaos Reader
11/19/09 10:20 p.m.

Correction: I agree with Skunk. I think it's a Jamaican too. The rear lights are different, and the fuel filler is on the other side from the others I looked up, but otherwise, it's the same.

Since it's a kit, the brake lights are meaningless.

bravenrace Dork
11/20/09 6:26 a.m.

I've seen this car in person, and it has all triumph running gear. In fact, it was registered as a 1962 Triumph also. I agree that it looks like a Jamaican, but it didn't say that anywhere on it. Here's a couple more pics of it:

Gary Reader
11/20/09 7:05 a.m.

It's definitely a Fiberfab Jamaican body. The shape is unmistakable. Fiberfab advertised every month in Sports Car Graphic, Road & Track, and Car and Driver back in the mid '60s and the shape is etched in my mind. It's a very classy look for a kit car, except for the awkward headlight treatment. The shape is somewhat like a Monteverdi or Apollo GT. And I think GM Styling borrowed some of the Jamaican's design cues for the restyled 1970 Camaro.

Gary Reader
11/20/09 7:32 a.m.

Here's another Triumph-based Jamaican, but this one needs a little help:

VClassics Reader
11/20/09 11:12 a.m.
Gary wrote: Here's another Triumph-based Jamaican, but this one needs a little help:

I've seen that car and know the seller well. If anyone happens to be interested in it, I'd be happy to go give it a once-over.

OFracing New Reader
11/22/09 9:15 a.m.

I've never seen one of these before. Is it a full body replacement or add on parts? Did they start with a Spitfire or is it based on a GT6?

inquiring minds want to know

thanks mike

VClassics Reader
11/22/09 1:02 p.m.

It's a whole body kit, and Fibrefab made them for a bunch of different platforms. The guy I mentioned in my previous post has another Jamaican on a Corvette chassis.

wspohn New Reader
12/13/09 12:24 p.m.

They made Jamaican bodies for MG, TR, Healey and VW chassis as well as for frames they built.

For more info see my page at

This is my MGA based Jamaican (very original in appearance, if not in engine).

Ian F
Ian F HalfDork
12/14/09 3:40 p.m.

Wow... hard to believe that is basically the same car as an MGA... Does look nice.

Sultan New Reader
12/26/09 12:26 p.m.

Wow I was about to post this same question. Cool looking car!

gohard New Reader
1/16/10 4:56 p.m.

ive got another Jamacian see my profile or search you tube fiberfab jamacian to see it in action

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