1 of 772: 1974 Bricklin SV-1

The Bricklin SV-1 was a 2-seat sports car built in 1974 and 1975. Its claim to fame was its gull-wing doors and composite bodywork of color-impregnated acrylic resin bonded to fiberglass (which was not foolproof). Manufactured in Canada, only… more»

Gull Wing Doors! 1975 Bricklin SV-1

Malcolm Bricklin is an American businessman who has had a colorful track record in the automobile business. That included founding Subaru of America, importing the infamous Yugoslavian-built Yugo, and starting up General Vehicles to build a car bearing his… more»

24k Original Miles: 1975 Bricklin SV-1

History never repeats. Lightning doesn’t strike twice. Both of these expressions might seem true, but they aren’t necessarily accurate in the automotive world. One only has to look at the Bricklin SV-1 and the DeLorean to realize this. Both… more»

Safety Orange Survivor: 1974 Bricklin SV-1

Malcolm Bricklin is a man with an unstoppable curiosity and verve for cars. Now 81, in his late twenties he founded a company to import a very little-known car to the United States from Fuji Heavy Industries—a thing called… more»

The Other Gullwing: Bricklin SV-1 Car And Part Stash

Health issues are forcing a Bricklin enthusiast to relinquish his collection of two project cars and a deep stash of parts. The owner’s son is managing the sale, which includes a running, project-grade SV-1 and another rolling chassis, along… more»

Only 1,200 Left: 1975 Bricklin SV-1

Many writers over the years have drawn comparisons between the Bricklin SV-1 and the DeLorean DMC-12, so I’m going to leave well enough alone on that one. The one point of difference between the two cars is the fact… more»

10 Cheap Projects For Sale In Ohio!

A collection of ten project cars and trucks has popped up in Ohio on craigslist, and it represents a nice variety of vehicles for reasonable prices. Among them is this classic 1959 Chevy Apache pickup for $3,000. The seller… more»

1,056 Miles! 1974 Bricklin SV-1

I remember when the Bricklin SV-1 was introduced in 1974. Promising safety and performance in the same package with sports car good looks, I thought it couldn’t miss and it became my “dream car” for a while. Unfortunately, the… more»

8,000 Original Miles: 1975 Bricklin SV-1

A Canadian car that was only made for two years because the creator, Malcolm Bricklin, was unable to make these cars profitable.  The Bricklin SV-1 was intended to be a “safe” sports car.  The SV-1 in their name stood… more»

Gullwings On Parade: Bricklin SV1 Project Pair

This pair of classic Bricklin SV1s has been unearthed in the Netherlands, a long way from their origins as a Canadian-built car sold largely in the USA. One bears Dutch registration while the other still sports UK documentation and… more»

Safely In A Junkyard: 1974 Bricklin SV-1

To see a classic sitting among the piles of junked vehicles is a bit jarring. Then again, if this lime-green Bricklin SV-1 came in by way of a donation or property clean-out, it’s not surprising to see it in… more»

The Only Kid On The Block With One: 1975 Bricklin SV-1

If you are not already a major automobile manufacturer, you can try to become one.  However, the track record for those who try is abysmal.  Just ask Malcolm Bricklin and, later, John DeLorean.  While the DeLorean story is well… more»

Saving the Classics: Everett’s Auto Parts

As many of you know, I have been scoping out junkyards and salvage facilities for years, reporting back here on my findings. I have been visiting a yard called Everett’s Auto Parts in Brockton, Mass., for a while now, and… more»

Rare And Clean: 1975 Bricklin SV1

Name a another car who’s commemorative stamp and coins sold better than the car itself? And did you know that Bricklins weren’t American, but Canadian? This rare plastic-bodied “safety sports car” is one of the nicest ones I’ve ever… more»

Strange Project Pair: Cutlass Plus A Bricklin

Having been an old car junkie for some 40 years, I have seen thousands of ads for cars during my lifetime. I have looked at some truly great cars and I have seen some strange finds too, but I… more»

1975 Bricklin SV1: Supercar Dreams

The Bricklin SV1 is a curiosity of automotive history. I remember being drawn in by its profile, with those exotic gullwing doors and turbine-style wheels. But for the most part, it never really took off and is only cherished today… more»