Classic Car Catalogue

Justicialista 1954


Sedan / Pick-up / Furgon (2/2, 690cc, 23bhp)
Sport (4/4, 1488cc, 55bhp – Porsche)
Sport V8 – prototype


Another car with plastic coachwork is the I.A.M.E. Justicialista from Argentina, making its European debut. This is powered by a 1,488 c.c. Volkswagen-based engine and the three-seater Coupé body is of typical hard-top design. A novel feature is that the hard top is detachable, being secured by four spigots round the back rail and at two points to the windscreen frame.
(Turin report)







Justicialista Coupé at New York Motor Show.
Another highly interesting newcomer which attracted much attention was the low-slung Justicialista plastic-bodied Coupé done in red and cream, the first automobile to be built in Argentina. Powered by a four-cylinder, 12-litre, horizontally opposed, air-cooled engine which develops 55 b.h.p. at 4,400 r.p.m., the Justicialista is claimed capable of 100 m.p.h. and features frontwheel drive. Price (f.o.b. Buenos Aires) is $2,500, which means around $3„000 delivered in the U.S. Overall weight is only 1,500 lb.
(The Autocar)