Classic Car Catalogue

Bricklin 1976

SV-1 V8 cyl. 351 175 hp


After the Bricklin manufacturer's receivership, George Byers and Sol Shenk of Consolidated Motors, an automotive liquidator from Columbus, Ohio, purchased the majority of the parts and remaining cars left on the line. These cars assembled from left-over parts were sold as 1976 models. Under the direction of New Brunswick premier, Richard Hatfield, the local government provided financing of $4.5 million for Bricklin. The money had been advanced on the assumption that Bricklin needed it to begin the production of cars. In truth, it paid for the engineering and development of Bricklin's car as well as many of the costs, including salaries for keeping Bricklin's U.S. companies in operation.