Our first CCC Bricklin sighting in the wild! Congratulations to TheProfessor47 who shot this in what might well by Wyoming, given the tags. I need to run just right now, but I’ll get to some more CCC submissions when I get back. Here’s the back:
From The CC Cohort: Bricklin SV1
– Posted on January 3, 2012
Those taillights look familiar; spoze that there’s all sorts of hardware on it that looks familiar.
They look a lot like Pantera taillights to me.
They could very well be from the Pantera. Malcolm Bricklin just had to work with what he had, which was almost nothing, so stealing parts from other cars would be very likely.
Sweet to see one that is on the road! Great find!
A rare find. Good eye!
Especially in Wyoming, that probably seems every bit as exotic as a Countach, unless one is in the Jackson Hole area.
Ohh, I’m a bit ashamed to be a Canadian just now…
I’d always hoped that Top Gear (the real English Top Gear, not one of the pale imitations) would do a big Canadian road trip special.
The three cars would be a Bricklin, a 1966 Studebaker and… Not sure. Windstar Minivan? Isuzu Bellet? International Scout?
Challenges would be: Start at Niagara Falls, drive to Algonquin Park for camping trip. Tie canoe on top of car (could be difficult with Bricklin gullwing doors). Stop at Mosport and lap course with canoe on car.
The first few years of the Scout 80 were the only Scouts to be produced outside of the US. I don’t think they sold in enough volume in Canada, or overall, for them to justify more than 1 production line, despite the fact that they sold better than IH had expected
How about a Panther as they rolled out of STAP (St Thomas Assembly Plant) for a few decades.
I think Hammond would be right at home in a Mercury Pickup or Gladiator with a slide in camper.
How about a 4th Gen GM F-body? They were built in St. Therese. That should qualify…
There is a white one around here that I see once and a while.
DougD – I’d have a Hyundai Pony as the third member of that Top Gear challenge. They so common in the mid 80s.
Yeah, them and Ladas but they weren’t built in Canada.
I’ve only seen one of these in the wild — and that was in the mid-70s on the PA Turnpike.
Rare beastie here not sure Ive even seen a wild one, nice find.
I knew the guy who liquidated them. He also liquidated the DeLoreans.
I didn’t know we were looking for one. there is one down the road from me.
We’re always looking for anything interesting. What else is down the road?
I saw one in the Haynes Car Museum (Haynes of the car manuals) in the UK, part of the ‘red sports car room’ containing about 40 such, although the Bricklin was more orange than red…
Haynes used to boast that they got their technical data and photos by buying and disassembling actual models.
Did they buy a Bricklin, to write the manual, then put it back together for the museum after the company went smash?
“Safety” Orange if it is the factory color.
I’m so used to seeing these under tarps or for sale as a basket case projects that I forgot how they were actually decent looking rides! I wonder if it’s a 360 or 351.
Nice find Professor!
I’d forgotten how good they looked too. I haven’t seen one in the wild since the mid 1980’s. IIRC, I was at the Pymatuning boat launches in Western Pennsylvania. It was parked near where folks leave their trucks when they get the boat in the water.
It was the same orange, and it looked so strange sitting there among the station wagons and pickup trucks that were launching boats.
Can anyone read the badge above the driver’s side taillight? Is it the dealer that originally sold this car when it was new?
Looked it up: Jim Earp Chrysler-Jeep http://www.autodealerbase.com/dealers-2652B61A/Jim-Earp-Chrysler-Jeep-Llc.htm
Datsun 240Z taillights, iirc…?!?..