Word of the day: Zender

The Zender master catalog of 1992 was a thing of beauty: 222 pages featuring some of the greatest add-on body styling, from subtle to extreme. A simple front spoiler for your Rabbit or BMW 320i? Easy.

And, if you wanted, kits that added M3-style box flares to a standard E30. Or giant arches for an A1 Volkswagen. Or a full aero kit for your W124 Benz.

Zender is still out there, but their online presence doesn’t really explain what they’re offering–looks like limited-production parts including some restyling bits for the latest from Alfa Romeo and Fiat.

 

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aw614
aw614 Reader
1/16/20 8:27 a.m.

Ah another body kit manufacturer I loved on sciroccos, especially the zender z400 kit and the subtle wheel arch kit that retained the euro bumpers. 

Also they had some pretty cool wheels 

buzzboy
buzzboy HalfDork
1/16/20 10:14 a.m.

They made a 500SET!

 

All of this MB porn lately is too much for me.

amg_rx7
amg_rx7 SuperDork
1/16/20 10:29 a.m.

The Zender Scirocco was sweet 

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
1/16/20 11:43 a.m.

I miss the days when cars seemed suited to box flares. 

Woody
Woody MegaDork
1/16/20 12:17 p.m.

Kamei > Zender.

Maybe >>>.

thewheelman
thewheelman Reader
1/16/20 12:48 p.m.

These posts are awesome! Keep 'em coming!

 

One of my favorite sites to visit is http://www.1000sel.com/. Lots of info about 70s/80s/90s tuners and coachbuilders. 

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
1/16/20 1:13 p.m.
buzzboy said:

They made a 500SET!

 

All of this MB porn lately is too much for me.

That is HAWT.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/16/20 1:54 p.m.
thewheelman said:

These posts are awesome! Keep 'em coming!

 

One of my favorite sites to visit is http://www.1000sel.com/. Lots of info about 70s/80s/90s tuners and coachbuilders. 

Thank you! And invite your friends to the site. smiley

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/17/20 3:25 p.m.
Woody said:

Kamei > Zender.

Maybe >>>.

Whenever possible, make gravity the Coyote's greatest enemy.

Maybe? I dunno. Zender offered more full kits than Kamei. If you wanted to go beyond a spoiler, then it was Zender. But Kamei's stuff was so classic. Maybe it's a Coke/Pepsi or Iron Maiden/Judas Priest thing. 

Ransom
Ransom UltimaDork
1/17/20 3:33 p.m.

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