Felber Excellence (1977 – 1982) Review

Felber Excellence (1977 – 1982) At A Glance


+Exclusive by name and style, but simple by nature

-They don't come up too often, and let's face it, they're not exactly pretty

Swiss craftsmanship and American engineering combine - again - to create the Felber Excellence, a car that you'd have to have been both rich and motivated to buy when new. The Excellence was based closely on the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, and was most identifiable by its vertical end with twin round and twin rectangular headlamps, which flanked a crest-shaped radiator grille. The rear end lost the wraparound window of the Pontiac, and gained a set of Fiat 850 tail lights.

The company also produced a Spider version, which looked better. As with all of Felber's cars, specifications were down to individual requirements of the customer. Twelve examples were made in total, most of which were coupes (above), but as well as the Spider, there were also one-off notchback and hatchback versions. Improssible to find today - and some would say that's no bad thing.