1975 Bricklin SV-1 351 cubic inch Windsor V8
One awesome car and whoever made this car is a genius
The only things that have gone wrong with this car was the door's air system.
A couple usual engine things like spark plugs, hoses, and wires.
But other than that the car is a excellent car, I have some performance things on it like: Fram AirHog air filter, Holley 800 cfm Carburetor, Edelbrock Hi-Rise intake manifold, Truck Cylinder heads off of a 351 Windsor that was in a truck, JE Pistons forged pistons and connecting rods, Hooker Headers with Cherry Bombs, Moroso oil pan, C-6 Transmission upgrade, Performance oil pump, braided hoses, Accel 9mm spark plug wires, Flex-a-lite cooling fan.
I can go on and on about what I've done to my Bricklin.
My car is really fast, I had mine to the 160 mark and beyond!
The car is an awesome car. If you get your hands on one and you're a car nut like me, get it, don't let it pass you by.
It is a really fun car to drive because when the little kids see it going down the street and you hear them say "WOW, LOOK AT THAT!", it really makes you feel special, especially when they see the doors open.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th September, 2004
How many Bricklins are there in new zealand? I love them..
Seriously, they are fast. With the 351 cubic inch engine and a four barrel on top it will scream.
I owned a safety orange Bricklin for 5 years and it was a real head turner, but speed was not an option. These 351W engines were bogged down with the typical 1970's smog/pollution devices. Unless you have removed everything and boosted HP by 50%, this car would be lucky to do 120. The weight of this car was unreal as well. The bumpers would break your knee if you accidentally bumped into it. A fun car, but let's be real about the cars made in 1975. The 1974 had the better AMC 360 but still no speed burner.
OK, all this talk about whether the car is fast or not, I don't know because I've never driven one. I would love to get one, and the one I'm looking at has the 351 in it, I don't need to go "super duper fast", but I at least want a little get up and go. What things can I do to the motor to some get some more kick to it.
I just heard a radio show about Canadian cars, and it said the Bricklin was made in Canada, in the Maritimes.
The car was built in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada from 1974 to 1976. check it out on wikipedia.
Does the Bricklin Gullwing get good gas mileage? What is the gas mileage?
It's a 1970's vintage car with a V8 engine. If you're concerned about gas mileage, you should be looking elsewhere. These were never intended as daily drivers, neither in 1974 and certainly not now.
These cars are powered by Ford's 351 V8. They were built in New Brunswick, Canada.
With the exception of the Trans Am, this was a very sad era for performance. With smog devices, anti-pollution and the government, it held me from buying any muscle cars after 1970 until 1998, and I picked up a C5.
In 2012, there are many great American performance cars once again. Not necessarily classics, but revitalized modern adaptations. It's exciting again to look at new cars.
I only sat in a new DeLorean at the time; cool looking, and I felt the same with the Bricklin. But the only car that really caught my eye were the Panteras at that time.