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Aerocon Boa Type S

Overview

The Aerocon Boa Type S was built in Ventura, California in 1978-1979.  The Boa has an aluminum monocoque chassis and fiberglass body which resulted in a curb weight of 1800 lbs.  .  The drive train was positioned in a mid-engined configuration that resulted in a front/rear weight distribution of 47% front and 53% rear. 

The Boa has a 101 inch wheelbase and a total length of 178.5 inches, which was about 4 inches shorter that a Corvette in the same period.  The car was 66 inches wide with a front track of 53 ¼ at the front and 54 inches at the rear.  Factory wheels were 14 inches in diameter and 5 ½ inches wide running 70 series tires.  Most cars were equipped with Western wheels

To avoid full compliance with smog laws, the Aerocon Boa was sold to customers without an engine and transmission.  The customer was recommended to install a 4 cylinder Porsche 914 of VW equivalent engine, along with a VW transaxle.  The customer was guided to installation shops who could install the drive train into the new Aerocon Boa. 

The price of the car was $17,000 without the drive train, which equated to the cost of a new Corvette at the time.  Total production of the Aerocon Boa was 15 units, based upon factory correspondence in 1979.


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