The Bricklin SV-1 – A Canadian Match for the Corvette
In April 1975 Car and Driver magazine had the opportunity to do a head to head test of the Chevrolet Corvette and a new Canadian built rival, the Bricklin SV-1. You can read the full May 1, 1975 test here, but in summary the performance of the two cars was near identical.
The Corvette had a North American rival that not only matched its performance, but which also matched it in terms of style and crowd gathering ability.
The Bricklin was looked upon with great interest by another prominent Detroit figure, John Z. DeLorean.
DeLorean found that he and Malcolm Bricklin could not form a business partnership so he went off to begin a project of his own: the car with gull-wing doors that he created was the one Doctor Emmett Brown turned into a “time machine with style”