In the first of a short series, I will remind readers of what was on sale in 1984, courtesy of the much missed “World Car Guide”.
The Anadol 16 was produced in Turkey and its appearance raises intriguing questions of authorship. The roofline suggests the generation of Triumph 2500 that never arrived in 1977. The lamps and grille suggest a less-adept bit if in-house creativity. According to the guide the car is based on Reliant designs. According to whichever enthusiast (I sense a native British
English writer) created the Wikipedia page, the design is inspired by Saab and Volvo concept cars from the early 70s. For the body, Anadol used glass-fibre and for the chassis they deployed steel sections. A 1.6 litre Ford engine, good for 70 bhp, provided power through a four-speed gearbox. At top speed it ran to 93 miles per hour. Leaf springs serve suspension duties at the rear. An estate and pick-up made up the rest of the range. Can you buy one today? No.