Bricklin SV-1 or DeLorean DMC-12: Government-Gifted Gullwings on Autoweek…

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Project Car Hell, Government-Gifted Edition: Bricklin SV-1 or DMC-12?

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When they run the 500 race (on a figure-eight track with broken whiskey the pace cars will be an Pontiac Fiero and an ’85 Calais. the very cars creaked into the Hell last week. This however, we’ve decided to our project choices honor the of two auto-industry legends: Malcolm and John DeLorean .

Sure, brought Subaru to North and DeLorean started the Golden Age of the Car by creating the Pontiac GTO, but not the kind of genius we mean — we’re talking the magic those smooth used to induce the governments of New and Northern Ireland. respectively, to millions on factories to build dream cars.

Both cars had gullwing — hey, it was the decade of and Mood Rings. after all both were long on and short on sales, both off-the-shelf engines sourced big car companies, both were with generous contributions government coffers and both freako cult followings. one will be your eternity?

Bricklin SV-1 in Louisiana

The says this 1976 SV-1 is right around the from becoming a true

The Finders Keepers Towing dropped a Bricklin SV-1 in the Garage last year, but we it up with an example of Malcolm first automotive success instead of its true gull-winged Fortunately, many of the 2,872 SV-1s built for the 1974-1976 years still exist, of them as get-to-it-someday projects under tarps and forgotten in and so we had no problem finding another in challenging condition. Yes, 1976 Bricklin SV-1 in (go here if the listing disappears) be yours for just $1,999 hey, that’s a mere 489 in adjusted-for-inflation 1976 dollars!

The ’76 model Bricklins are rare, because they built from leftover found lying around the line after the Bricklin went into receivership. history! The seller of this car what he’s got, is why he makes statements like ALSO I COULD HAVE THIS CAR A COUPLE TIMES TO THAT WANTED THE MOTOR AND THATS LIKE BUYING THE LISA TO GET THE FRAME! Last we a smog-era 351 Windsor V8 and an FMX automatic (which is what came in the SV-1s) were worth a bit less than $1,999, so the price tag on this fine car could be negotiated a bit lower.

Restore this plastic-bodied SV-1 to it’s true, glory?

To the seller’s credit, he included the usual claims of values for restored examples (a car-seller tradition seen as as overuse of the CAPS LOCK The seller does follow Craigslist car-seller tradition, and that’s the inclusion of a photograph of a version of the car being sold, so potential buyers might see the that awaits.

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With a body, there won’t be as rust as you’d find in cars from moist Coast climates. The interior is undescribed, so we can assume it’s scary. The glass is mostly The drivetrain is all off-the-shelf Ford so that part should be In the words of the seller, This car alot of work but you’ll have the most nique around!

1982 DeLorean DMC-12

DeLorean DMC-12 runs, but has At least the gullwings work.

to a highly lucrative series of the DeLorean DMC-12 has come to pop-culture happiness instead of a downward-spiral story. That that the price of a solid can be quite high, and sellers of terrible worn examples justified in demanding big money for cars. The Hell Garage searched and searched, finally up with this 1982 DMC-12 in Fresno (go here if the disappears), with a price of

The seller knows that a DeLorean shopper doesn’t to get bogged down in useless so he keeps the description short: DeLorean, runs but has issues. Has new door handles and inertia 32xxx original miles. Runs but has issues . The rear-mounted is a Franco-Swedish PRV V6. which was installed in from the Peugeot 604 to the Eagle so you’ll be able to find parts without too much Removing the red paint and then out the no-doubt-wavy stainless-steel panels might be impossible a bit harder, but find reserves of money you don’t have never you had, once you get going on project!

The seats look bad but the of the interior seems to be semi-intact, the is there, and the doors open. more could you want?

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