World Cars 1984 (1): Anadol 16

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”.

1981 Anadol 16 brochure: source
1981 Anadol 16 brochure: source

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

1972 Volvo Experimental Safety Car: source
1972 Volvo Experimental Safety Car: source

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. 

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

8 thoughts on “World Cars 1984 (1): Anadol 16”

  1. Richard, correct me if I’m wrong, but does your reference copy of ‘World Car Guide’ have a newly launched Ford Sierra on the cover, circa 1983??? If so, it also forms part of my small collection. I was fortunate enough to attend the NEC International Motor Show in 1982, and the Sierra was definitely the crown in jewel.

    1. Two Fords in succession… maybe you’ve got a point there Chris.

      The reason I raised it, was because the Anodol also featured in the 1983 issue. I remember being amused by the prolific use of the set square in its design. I shall have to revisit the issue for some nostalgia.

    2. Payola is endemic. Ford offered me 73p per calendar month off the lease of my Fiesta if I promised to write nice things about their damping in DTW and not mention that their Sync interface is a bit meh. That’s £26.28 cash in pocket over the next three years. And they say that corruption doesn’t pay?

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