Volkswagen celebrates the fact that the Scirocco has broken through the magical sound barrier for a sports car of one million built vehicles in 2013 with the Scirocco Million, painted exclusively in “Deep Black Metallic ”. We are huge fans of this car and can’t understand why the brand has chosen, once again, to ignore the US market. It will be sold exclusively in Germany and China.
2013 Volkswagen Scirocco Million
The 1980 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus had a 2.2 liter Lotus engine linked to a 5-speed gearbox. It had an output of 150 BHP with acceleration of 0-60 in up to 8 seconds and a top speed of 122 MPH. It also offered room for four passengers and with the rear seats fully folded down, it had an amazing 42.7 cubic feet of luggage space.
1980 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
I have no idea how many Jaguar XJ-S Lynx Eventers were produced, but in 1989 the Lynx Cars Limited company of England did just that. A very rare bird that was available in both a 3.6 or 5.3 liter version.
1989 Jaguar XJ-S Lynx Eventer
The 3 liter,V6 that had a top speed of 120 MPH in the Gran Turismo styled, lightweight fiberglass bodied 1970 Reliant Scimitar GTE is the reason for the three jets in this image I suppose. It was available in a manual or automatic and had a starting MRSP of just £1,875. Pretty cool looking little ride.
1970 Reliant Scimitar GTE
The 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 was developed by Ford‘s Special Vehicle engineers. At the heart of this car is a 1600cc fuel-injected engine complete with intercooler Garrett T3 turbocharger. It generates 132 PS which is transmitted to the front wheels by a close ratio 5-speed gearbox and limited split differential. As a result, the RS Turbo accelerate from 0-60 in 8.2 seconds with a maximum speed of 125 MPH. To handle this performance, the brakes were upgrade, the suspension was both stiffened and lowered and the wide alloy wheels wore ultra-low profile tires. It even had standard Recaro seats.
1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1
Even the red, yellow and red stripe on the hood and rear of this Limited Edition of 500, 1985 Vauxhall Nova Sport was cool. But don’t be deceived by the pristine appearance, with its 5J rims and low profile tires, color-coded flush wheel trims and stiffened suspension , its 1.3 liter engine delivered 93 HP making it more than a passing resemblance to the car that contested the “up to 1300cc class” of the Group A British Open Rally Championship. It has a top speed of 112 MPH with a 0-60 time of 8.9 seconds.
The 1986 Nissan Micra Colette was light on your purse but full of luxury features such as push-button LW/MW radio, quartz clock, reclining front seats, intermittent wipers, rear wash wipe, hinged rear side windows, halogen headlights and a heated rear window, to name a few. Further raising the “value” bar, it also added luxury seat upholstery, adjustable head restraints, elegant wheel trims, a “Collete” badge, body side pinstripe and the option of two-tone paint. All that in a car that would take you from 0-60 in 16.5 seconds and yet offer fuel consumption of 56.5 MPG and cruising speed and 44.1 MPG around town. Nissan even offered a 6-year anti corrosion warranty and a 3-year/100,000 mille warranty. It had an MSRP of £4,699.
1986 Nissan Micra Colette
I don’t think there is anyone out there who doesn’t like, no LOVE, the GTi. If you are out there, then this is the car that will flip you. It is a 1985 Volkswagen GTi Callaway Turbo. It was built by Marketing Corporation of America in Royal Oak, Michigan at the request of Mike Kaptuch of Volkswagen of America with the goal of creating a performance image for Volkswagen in the United States. Together, they contacted Callaway to be a part of this build and they agreed. AutoWeek Magazine heard what they were doing and the editor then, Richard Hinson, contacted Marketing Corporation of America and asked if they could have the car first for a cover story. They said yes and thus began a great adventure with this car.
1985 Volkswagen GTi Callaway Turbo
Not too many people think Volkswagen when you say Fox, and even less of the two-door wagon, which was produced from 1987 to 1990, a rare vehicle evn back then, it is really a long hatchback, despite the “wagon” title. If you’ve always wanted one, then here is your (possibly only) chance, because this 1988 specimen is available for just $3,800.
1988 Volkswagen Fox GL Wagon
The Volkswagen Golf GTi is almost universally loved in every generation, but the ABT designers and engineers have been working on the seventh generation of the GTi and the result is a car that leaves nothing to be desired and is a real eye-catcher called the ABT Golf VII GTI.
The front-wheel drive Mitsubishi Mirage is still around today, but this generation was produced from 1978 to 1983. It had a maximum of 72 HP. In 1979, they added a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine producing 105 HP. I for one, like (this design) better. (image source: Mitsubishi)
The 1800 and 1802 Touring models were early hatchbacks, designed by Michelotti and had the 1.8 liter engine. BMW started selling these in April of 1971. They featured split folding rear seats, making the large rear hatch extremely useful. Produced until April of 1974, by then, 30,206 were produced.
(image and info courtesy of Classic and Vintage BMW)
The 1989 Ford Escort 3-door hatchback was quite versatile which made it the best selling car in the world for over six years.
This 1973 Bertone Innocenti Mini M120L was fetaured as a BaT Exclusive on January 24th of 2013 and I except it will sell fast since it is believed to be one of about five such cars in North America. Penned by Luigi Innocenti of Bertone and was featured in the December 2008 issue of Mini Magazine.
1973 Bertone Innocenti Mini M120L
1974 Ford Pinto 3-door Runabout was a basic car with further improvements to the engine (now with 2000 cc – with an option of 2300 cc), the brakes, (now with front disc brakes as standard) for more efficient fade-resistant braking with little pedal effort and the more refined front and rear suspension. With rack and pinion steering, front bucket seats, 4-speed synchromesh transmission and a welded unitized body, it was America’s best selling economy car. These days, they are hard to come by, but check out the 1973 Ford Pinto Runabout on eBay Motors in this post.
1974 Ford Pinto 3-door Runabout