So the Bricklin is one of those infamous cars that people like to crack jokes about and revel in its failure. We’re among those people so this isn’t like some sort of love letter to the plastic fantastic machine that was the forerunner to the DeLorean in bizarrely governmentally funded failure. Instead we are tipping you off, thanks to BangShift reader Bob Miller of the auction of a very early example of the car Malcom Bricklin named after himself. This is one of the cars powered by the AMC 360 V8 and it happens to have a four speed manual transmission as well. Oh, and it is pretty freaking nice for a machine that is up for salvage auction on the Copart website!
If there were ever an example of a Bricklin to score for literally next to nothing, this would be it. Yeah, they are heavy. Yeah, the doors suck and are prone to fail, yeah the thing needs horsepower worse than a human needs a scuba tank underwater, but grabbing this car, turning it into a project with the proper levels of AMC muscle and updating stuff like…everything would be cool.
As many of you know the SV in Bricklin SV-1 stood for “safety vehicle” and Malcom Bricklin’s mission was to create a safe and lithe sports car to compete with all the stuff available for sale in the dark ages of the 1970s. He failed miserably and with it took millions and millions of Canadian dollars. They are not all that common and we think that this would be a great car to have because it is definitely among the first hundred made. Hell, it may be one of the first 10 made.