Somebody Held On To A Model New 1974 Bricklin SV-1 For Practically Half A Century

Somebody Held On To A Model New 1974 Bricklin SV-1 For Practically Half A Century

If you happen to had been requested to think about a unusual two-seater with hanging seems, gullwing doorways, and plenty of manufacturing points that precipitated it to fail within the market, your first thought could be the Delorean DMC-12 from the 80s, proper? Properly, do you know {that a} decade earlier than the Delorean, there was one other gull-winged two-seater that equally flopped? If you happen to didn’t, say whats up to the Bricklin SV-1.

The similarities to the DeLorean story are uncanny. You’ve gotten a fast-talking entrepreneur (Malcolm Bricklin, who launched each Subaru and Yugo to American automotive consumers) that managed to persuade the native authorities of a struggling province (New Brunswick in Canada, on this case) to spend money on his enterprise and assist him arrange an meeting plant of their space; the automotive, a two-seat, gullwing door outfitted GT; and naturally the eventual crashing and burning of the mission resulting from high quality points, mismanagement, poor gross sales, and a shutdown after a number of thousand had been constructed. It’s slightly stunning nobody at DeLorean regarded up the Bricklin story and had second ideas, to be trustworthy.

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Somebody Held On To A Model New 1974 Bricklin SV-1 For Practically Half A Century

The automotive itself was billed as a “Security Sports activities Automotive,” and the SV-1 title stands for Security Car One, in case you had been questioning. With its rakish wedge-shaped profile, composite physique, and motorized gullwing doorways, it actually makes an impression even at this time, and will need to have appeared prefer it was from one other planet again within the 70s. Of the three,000 constructed, some 1,200 are recognized to outlive, and there truly are fanatics of those automobiles who gather and hold them going.

Now Carry A Trailer has a single-owner instance, which at first look appears to have time traveled from 1974. The unique proprietor seems to have by no means pushed it after buy as a result of the odometer solely exhibits 62 miles (99 kilometers). The red-painted composite physique appears to be mainly as new, with no seen blemishes and shiny paint. The underside is what you’d anticipate from a automotive that has not seen use on the street, being as new aside from a number of spots of minor floor rust that may be anticipated after nearly 50 years of storage (in a den, apparently).

The inside is completed in a really 70s brown and even options button-tufted material inserts within the seats, in case you want an additional reminder of which decade the Bricklin is from. The within appears to be simply as nicely saved as the outside, and all gear just like the air-con and “Bricklin Digi-Plex” AM/FM radio are stated to be in working order.

Being a 1974 mannequin, this SV-1 is powered by an AMC 360Ci (5.6-liter) V8 placing out 220 Horsepower and 315 lb/ft of torque, despatched to the rear wheels by way of a three-speed computerized gearbox. It has had an oil change in 2021 and a brand new battery was fitted simply previous to the sale, based on the promoting supplier. The engine and drivetrain seem like in good situation, and the automotive begins up simply and idles with out points and visual smoke or leaks. The vendor states that it has had well timed upkeep and repair all through its life, together with alternative of coolant hoses and belts with NOS components in 2018.

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If that isn’t sufficient, the only real earlier proprietor is claimed to be a Bricklin collector with very meticulous habits, and that is evident by the situation of the automotive, which is shut as you may get to a factory-fresh SV-1.

If this time capsule instance of an attention-grabbing chapter in automotive historical past appeals to you, then bidding at the moment stands at $32,000, and will very simply attain a file sale value for a Bricklin SV-1.

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