1:43 Automodello -1974 Bricklin SV1 Scottsdale Police
- Limited edition of 150 pieces
- Item no. 43B017
Bold. Innovative. Ambitious. Paradoxical. Star-crossed. Many things can be said about the Bricklin SV1. Its styling was as striking as anything on the road when it debuted in 1974, and Bricklin was determined to provide a vehicle that was as revolutionary inside as out. In addition to the traditional sports car priorities of performance and styling, Bricklin ambitiously chose to emphasize safety, giving the SV1—for Safety Vehicle One—a market niche virtually all unto itself. The car incorporated a number of innovative technical features, including an integrated roll-cage, gull-wing doors and energy-absorbing front crash structures. All in a car that could run door-to-door with the contemporary American sports car icon the Chevrolet Corvette.
To further emphasize the safety aspect, Malcolm Bricklin arranged for three cars to be delivered to the Police Department in Scottsdale, Arizona, home of Bricklin’s corporate office. Three identically prepared 1974 SV1s in white—equipped with the 360 cubic-inch AMC V-8 and automatic transmissions—were leased to the Scottsdale Police Department for $1 each. They received blue paint on the lower bodywork (made of acrylic like all Bricklins), Scottsdale Police Department insignia, police radios, sirens, and roof-mounted strobe lights. Despite the car’s impressive speed, they were rarely used for pursuit duty, as the signature gullwing doors prevented the ability to quickly exit. Instead, it was used for patrol and public-relations duty where its high visibility could be exploited to maximum benefit.
Automodello™ celebrates these unique service vehicles with this precision 1:43 replica. Crafted in exacting detail, the Automodello Bricklin SV1 is a must-have for any connoisseur of unique and influential American automobiles. Limited production and craftsmanship without compromise ensure that this will be a collector’s favorite for years to come.