A rare example of a Ford-powered Bricklin SV-1

Photography Courtesy Bring a Trailer

Before the DMC DeLorean, there was another gullwing two-seater: the Bricklin SV-1. Just 3000 were built between 1974 and 1975, with less than half of that believed to be still in existence. This is one of them.

Instead of a stainless steel body like the DeLorean, the Bricklin used acrylic resin body panels bonded to a fiberglass substrate. This example is clad in Safety Suntan.

What powered these vehicles? In this example, a 351 cubic-inch Ford Windsor V8 mated to a three-speed FMX automatic transmission.

Find this 1976 Bricklin SV-1 up for auction at Bring a Trailer. (As a point of reference, Hagerty currently values an SV-1 at $9000-$56,900 depending on the condition.)

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Comments
TurboFource
TurboFource Dork
6/20/24 8:07 a.m.

One of my neighbor's friends used to show up in a new one of these when I was kid:)

chandler
chandler MegaDork
6/22/24 11:58 a.m.

It's rare because the doors haven't started delaminating yet.

kellnertd
kellnertd
6/24/24 1:27 p.m.

A couple college buddies and I were sports car shopping just before graduation.  We decided to go look at the newly introduced Bricklin (sports car?) at a nearby dealership.  They had two Bricklins on the showroom floor.  One of my buddies was 6'4", so he especially wanted a sports car he could fit in.  We asked the sales folks if our tall buddy could sit in one of them.  They told us he could if only they could unlock the doors.  Turns out, they had somehow drained the batteries of both cars overnight; so, they couldn't unlock the doors.  We left.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
6/25/24 11:59 a.m.

In reply to kellnertd :

Bummer! I'm 6'4" and I was wondering if I would fit, too. wink

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
6/25/24 6:58 p.m.

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A rare example of a Ford-powered Bricklin SV-1 details

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Safety Suntan

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