Bricklin SV-1: The Ultimate Turkey Of The Seventies?

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Bricklin SV-1: The Ultimate Of The Seventies?

November 23, 2011

been waiting all morning for someone to nominate the Bricklin, and spare me having to give it fifteen minutes of fame, it so doesn’t deserve. No such Well, I refuse to spend than fifteen minutes on so it’ll have to be the quickie Malcom Bricklin, who once to be at the right place at the right with his decision to import from then on suffered an interminable swollen head He tried to repilicate his success Subaru by importing the Yugo, a just told recently In between those two, he did every inflated ego does: try to a car with his name on it. And preferably, some sucker government to up for the inevitable losses.

Underneath the Bricklin SV-1 styled body sat an old-school rear leaf springs, borrowed front suspension, and an AMC 360 V8 the Ford 351). The SV stood for Vehicle. Being trapped it when the power-operated gull doors didn’t work was for safety! An attempt to merge with acrylic didn’t pan and there were huge as a result. The car drove like a the unhappy ending was inevitable. wiki:

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Under the direction of New Brunswick Richard Hatfield. the provincial provided financing of $4.5 for Bricklin’s car. The money had advanced on the assumption that needed it to begin the production of In truth, it had paid for the engineering and of Bricklin’s car as well as many of the including salaries of keeping U.S. companies in operation. [9] contributing to the company’s decline was tendency to assign inexperienced members to executive positions on his These included naming his as Vice-President of Engineering, his mother

as head of Public Relations, and his husband as company attorney.

During production, the Bricklin was constantly in debt, and had relied on government support to keep the running. One reason is the vehicle was to cost $16,000 to build, but for $5000 each to the Dealers, so the lost the equivalent of sales of than two Bricklins for every car To further complicate problems, Hatfield was discovered to have funded the failing company to win After the funding scandal, the turned down a request for an $10 million to keep the company The factory shut down, and was put receivership on September 25, 1975.

Ironically, the whole Bricklin almost perfectly foreshadows a similar one in the eighties. You know the one I .

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