Malcolm Bricklin

I spotted this last Saturday in Bayers lake.  The car is in exceptional condition, but the one thing that threw me was the engine note.  If you look closley at the rear deck next to the licence plate you will see a cobra symbol.  The lad dropped a Mustang Cobra V8 into the bay.  That must have been one hard transfer, I just hope he beefed up the transmission, susspension, brakes to handle the increase in power.  Or he could just be a penthouse poser.

Malcolm Bricklin is a dreamer.  He first introduced Subarus to North America and thus to this day is still worshiped as a minor diety in New England and the Pacific Northwest.

When Bricklin sold his stake in Subaru, he almost received enough money to pursue his own American dream in Canada.  Built in Canada, by Canadians and funded by Canadian taxpayers.

The orginal and unique vehicle he humbly called the Bricklin SV-1, a car with an 70’s malaise exotic appearance and the prerequisite gull wing doors.  The cars destiny was foretold from the beginning, in the malaise era, safety and performance were mutually exclusive. The SV-1 was manufactured in New Brunswick, Canada, an area that grows trees and sells gas, not building cars. Sales sucked quickly and only 2,854 cars were built before the company went into receivership, and Malcolm scampering off owing the government $23 million.

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~ by vwbora25 on 10/30/2008.

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