Bricklin SV-1 1974-1976


April 27, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Bricklin SV-1 (1974-1976)
Country
Canada/USA
Top Speed (mph)
111
0-50 mph
7.3
0-60 mph
9.9
1/4 mile
17.8
BHP
220 @4400rpm
Torque lbft
315 @3100rpm
BHP per ton
136
Engine capacity CC/CU
5896/360
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
178.6
Width (in)
67.6
Height (in)
48.1
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3555
Additional Info: There were around 2854 SV-1’s built in Canada and only sold to the US by Malcolm Bricklin. SV-1 stands for Safe Vehicle 1 and featured a roll cage, side bar protection, impact bumpers and what is believed to be the worlds only car to have powered gull-wing doors. In 1975 the supply of the AMC 360 V8 (mostly available with a 3 speed auto) became a problem and so was replaced by the Ford 351 Windsor engine producing 175bhp. The Ford engine was mated to a 3 speed automatic. Note: performance specs taken from the Guiness World Car Record Book.

Bricklin SV-1 Gullwing Bricklin Front
Bricklin Bricklin SV-1 Front
Bricklin Interior Bricklin Engine
1974 Bricklin Bricklin SV-1
1974 Bricklin Bricklin SV-1 Rear
Bricklin Side Bricklin Rear Side
1975 Bricklin SV-1