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For Sale: 1975 Bricklin SV 1 in Marshalltown, Iowa

$12,000 (OBO)

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Vehicle Description

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Caveat:  I have seen numerous ads for Bricklins that describe the original interior as LEATHER.  This is a misstatement.  Original Bricklin interiors were finished in VINYL, not leather.  The interior upholstery in my vehicle is the original "leather and suede-look" vinyl material, common to most cars from this era.  Question any ad that claims a “factory original” leather interior.

Background on this vehicle:  The Bricklin listed here is a 1975, number 1643. This puts it roughly in the middle of the total production run of 2854 cars. Of these, says there are about 1500 left, so this is a relatively rare vehicle.

I purchased this car from its original owner, who bought it from Jim Witt Pontiac-GMC in Lowell, MA. Witt was a Bricklin dealer.  When I acquired the car it had 1,025 miles on the odometer. At the time of this posting, the odometer is at 19,090 miles. I still drive the car, so the miles will be a bit higher when you buy it. It is insured and licensed as a “daily” driver.

The body is original color-impregnated acrylic panels laminated to fiberglass. Because the color is in the acrylic, the orange panels are not painted

The engine is a stock Ford 351 Windsor 2-barrel mated to an FMX three-speed automatic.

The title is clear.

Service History:  

The car has been regularly serviced and maintained through a reliable independent local shop I've done business with for decades. Please contac me if you have specific service history questions.

This car will make an ideal project for the serious enthusiast or collector. It has been well-maintained, and is in good driving condition.


Once I received the car I had the following service performed:

  • brakes serviced which included replacing the rear wheel cylinders

  • master cylinder rebuilt

  • all hoses and belts inspected and replaced as needed

  • Bosch platinum-tipped spark plugs installed

  • new grease zerks installed

  • cooling system flushed and new coolant installed

  • carburetor rebuilt

  • installed heat shield under the carpet

  • a spare tire, mounted on a used wheel was installed (Bricklins did not come with a spare)

  • I had a cover for the spare fabricated, along with a case for the jack - see the accompanying photographs

  • replaced the original BF Goodrich Radial T/A rayon cord tires with new Radial T/A nylon cord tires

  • Retractable headlight control valve replaced

  • Heater core replaced

Your purchase will include the original Bricklin dealer brochure, the vehicle's window sticker, the original keys (as well as the copy I've always used), a door lock key and the antenna mast key.  Also included with the car is the Bricklin International Owners Club Concours D'Elegance Rules, and an optical disk with several service manuals in .pdf format, including an electrical diagram.

This car will make an ideal project for the serious enthusiast or collector. It's in good mechanical condition.  Review the accompanying photographs and contact me if you wish to discuss the scope of your project, should you purchase the car.

Replacement Parts:  Replacement original and replica body parts are readily available.  Mechanical parts are primarily Ford and American Motors and are also readily available.  OEM interior upholstery sets can be found on the Internet.  If you wish to paint the car, you must first prime it with a water-based primer.  Then you can paint is with ordinary auto body paint.

Feel free to contact me through the e-mail link associated with this ad.

Terms of Sale 

Cash, CERTIFIED Check, or Cashier's Check only.  Buyer is responsible for pickup and transportation of the vehicle within 14 days of purchase.



Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-982606
  • Price:$12,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Marshalltown, Iowa
  • Year:1975
  • Make:Bricklin
  • Model:SV 1
  • Exterior Color:Safety Orange
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:19090
  • VIN:00031BX5S001643
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running