• Oct 31, 2007
Click for gallery of high-res shots of the Bricklin SV1 show car

Now here's something you definitely don't see every day, even at SEMA. A Bricklin SV-1! And not just any Bricklin SV-1 either, but the one redone by Dan Woods on "Chop, Cut, Rebuild." Less than 3,000 of these sporty safety cars were built by Malcolm Bricklin between 1974 and 1976 or so, and we can only surmise that a lot less than that remain in working order today. Actually, the handy placard says that number of survivors is somewhere around 1,500. Thank God for placards. Check out the gallery to see some photos of this bright orange pumpkin Bricklin. This was one of those small surprises that make SEMA so much fun, and spotting it on Halloween made it a real treat.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Living in the hoenix area since 1973, I remember Malcolm Bricklin's company was HQ'd in Scottsdale. I also remember Bricklin made the magnanamous gesture of giving the Scottsdale police dept. two of these beauties for use as patrol cars. I ditinctly remember seeing at a gas station one boozy Saturdy night at the corner of Scottsdale Rd and Shea Blvd. Anyone else out there remember the Bricklin cop cars?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah Sal I was in 6th grade at the time and the Scottsdale Police actually came to my School (Tonto Elementary) and gave the entire 6th grade class a ride in the car. The doors seemed to be having problems closing all the way at the time. I remember the officer stated that they were actually being leased to the Scottsdale Police department for something like one-dollar ($1.00) each a year. They looked sweet but sure were not very practical.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmm, even with a $10,000 paint job, it still looks like a backyard kit car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Waste for sure!
      There was an orange one driving around in my area all summer long.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The looks reflect the name BRICK-lin.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Chop Cut Rebuild is an Awful show. If you can watch it at all, with the rediculously loud bad music, the host says or describes something incorrectly at least 2 or 3 times per show, as he pretends to do something. I gave it a chance, but after 5 episodes, just could not continue.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As you've discovered, Bricklin fans are fanatical about their cars. They also typically think they are worth 5 times what they really are!

      I have a neighbor with 2 of them and he tried to sell them a while back for 30 grand apiece. Needless to say they are still in the garage.

      His daily driver? Avante.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No Kidding. I have tried for two years to buy a Bricklin now. I had one shown to me on a wrecker. The interior was so bad I refused to sit in it, the doors would not open and it barely started. It was a mess. Asking price $29,000. There is another Bricklin in Moncton, Canada with very low milage. I had a friend there look at it for me. He said $6000.00 was a little high for the car. When I told him they wanted $30,000 he couldn't believe it. The worst was a local man who has two sitting out in a barn building. The cars were never started since purchased new, and the mice have been in them. Also they were never stored properly. He wants at least $16,000. At this rate I don't think I will ever get one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome show car, shame about the colour

      http://showcars.modauctions.co.uk
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like it got sodomized by a ricer. What a waste.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My next door neighbor has an orange SV-1. Trust me, they don't need any help sucking. The build quality is abysmal, and it's crazy slow to boot.

      And boy, do they get upset when people call it a Delorean!