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#1 48buickkid

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:29 AM

I don't have pics but I've seen the car and guy wants to sell. $5500 its got 8300 miles. It has been sitting a long time out in the weather so Its not the nicest. Its located in Rimer, Ohio on 189. You really can't miss it. Serious inquiries only his number is 419 642 5655

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

Or buy my 1974 Bricklin in perfect condition...5400 Miles with owner records.

$22,500

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

nice plug:) I don't know what one of these is worth but I just know that aren't exactly common and figured maybe someone would want it. He had 2 at one point and sold the other. So someone into Bricklins may already know about this car. This one wasn't for sale at that time. I think its been sitting for 10 years. He keeps it well trimmed around the car usually.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

I never even heard of one. Info from the Web. Bricklin SV-1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dandy Dave!
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

There is a reason you seldom see one with many miles on it.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:14 AM

They're cool Ill give them that but I would personally never own one.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

When I was in high school in the early '70s I worked in a hardware store. There was a guy who was an engineer that used to shop there. He had one. It was a col car and I liked the gull wing doors. Couldn't see owning a 2 seater car. Fast forward 30 years and I now own 3 Reattas [2 seater cars]!
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

There is a reason you seldom see one with many miles on it.


You are saying that they are not tested tough??? What are the weak points. Parts availiblity??? Or is there a common problem with a drive train component? Just curious. One thing I see for certian, You will never see a Convertible with Gull Wing Doors...Dandy Dave!
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:08 PM

From what I have read and heard almost every one of them had to be retrofitted by owners with larger radiators due to a chronic overheating problem. Ford powered mostly I believe.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

Bricklins had AMC drivetrains

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

I can offer some clarification to these comments..
The 1974 Bricklins were offered with the 360 AMC engine and Chrysler 727 automatic transmission, and perform well. Later Ford equipped models in 1975 are notorious for heating problems.

A well maintained Bricklin will certainly need fewer maintenance dollars than other cars I have owned, and will provide the owner with a unique air operated gull wing door design.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

I always thought them to be odd and clunky looking. The front end is especially weird looking. I did not mourn the passing of Bricklin. They were the Aztek of sports cars

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

I always thought them to be odd and clunky looking. The front end is especially weird looking. I did not mourn the passing of Bricklin. They were the Aztek of sports cars

That's a little harsh? I can think of a few other vehicles in the sports car realm that deserve that name a bit more. Like a Skelta G Force.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:49 AM

They were sold by Oldsmobile dealers. Our exec director, Steve M says he even got forced to take them on in his dealer days. It seems odd they were AMC or Ford powered. I did an electric job in an Olds dealership in 1985. Crisconi Olds was moving from their long time home on South Broad St. in Philadelphia to new digs on Passyunk Ave near the airport. They still had some NOS Bricklin parts in stock including a set of fenders. I tried to buy them to no avail, they probably trashed them.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

Power train parts are readily available at affordable pricing..NAPA, etc.
Body panels are in stock at two locations, and can be shipped in two days.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

Fibreglas?
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

Yes...fiberglass hoods, doors, etc are formed from the original factory moulds.

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 11:33 PM

When they moved from their startup plant to their 'lifetime' plant in 1974 they had a Grand Opening one Saturday with plant tours, hot dogs and hamburgers, etc. One of the etceteras was Bricklin T-Shirt Iron-on transfers. You saw an awful lot of them around Saint John that summer, as the political scandals around funding the plant caused a lot of interest!

I still have one. I should post a picture....

#19 Mark Shaw

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 11:54 PM

I recall a Canadian guy had a TV show & restored a Bricklin in several episodes...
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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:14 PM

A good place to get the history of Bricklin is in the book Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History. It's a pretty entertaining read on Malcom Bricklin.
http://www.amazon.co...31126727&sr=8-1
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