This is the Bricklin SV-1. It was one car importer's supercar dream of the late ‘70s and it was a miserable, if spectacular failure. Surprisingly, a few served police duty, but that didn't pan out very well either.
Eponymous car makes and gull-wing doors seem to go together like Charlie Sheen and crazy. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Bricklin is ready to spread its wings, but will you find its price to be bird brained?
The concept behind the Bricklin SV-1 was to create a safe and efficient sports for the masses. This tubbed and 482 BBC V8-powered SV-1 is none of those things, and yet somehow the coolest SV-1 we've ever seen.
As author Jason Vuic points out in The Yugo's introduction, the Yugo wasn't really the worst car in history. How did it capture the role of Worst Car Ever in the mind of most Americans? This excellent book explains all!
We're convinced BusinessWeek intentionally created its "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years" list to offend Jalopnik reader sensibilities as much as possible. We've pulled out ten cars that simply have no place on this list. Two-minutes hate ahead.