You know the drill, Derek finds some car that he just has to own and then flys in to see if he can make it run and drive well enough to get it back home. Of course these are usually not 20 or 50 or even 100 miles from home, they are normally hundreds or more and in this case it’s 700. And not in some factory built car, nope this thing is a Bricklin which in some ways isn’t any better than a kit car. In some ways they are much worse. They were a weird ride that has a storied history and were ultimately built in Canada in the midst of some financial controversy. This one is a 1975 model, they were only officially built in 1974 and 1975. The biggest difference is that the ’74 was AMC powered and the ’75 is Ford powered. So it has a 351 in it and that means at least that part should be fairly reliable. But what about the rest of it? We shall see.
I picked up a Ford powered Bricklin SV1 from my buddy Tavarish way down in florida. This car has been off the road for decades. Will it start? Will it drive the 700 miles home?
You did, of couse, check the thermostat?