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John Tjaarda, working for site ( physique-builder Briggs, developed the primary such utility — a one-piece plastic high for a 1939 Plymouth convertible sedan. At Ford after the warfare, present car predecessors of the 1954 Mercury Sun Valley had been the X-a hundred and XL-500, the latter a 1953 mannequin with a clear top bisected by a forward-leaning rollbar. As late as 1956, when the final manufacturing Skyliners have been rolling off the meeting line, Ford exhibited the Lincoln Futura with its twin plastic cockpits.

Solely Chevy offered a blank-aspect cargo model, however all GM200s arrived with a 120-bhp 3.1 V-6 and three-velocity automatic. That made for weak performance, especially with a full passenger or cargo load, so an non-compulsory 3.8-liter Buick V-6 was added for ’92, bringing 165 bhp and a extra-responsive four-velocity automatic. Befitting a Chevy, APV costs were the lowest of the three company cousins, initially in a narrow $14,000-$16,000 range.

As though the wind had gone from the sails, 1977 calendar-year sales fell to 22,458 items. By the early summer time, importation of the Capri was put on hold until existing stock might be sold off. The ultimate 4,079 examples have been bought — and titled — as 1978s and then the books were closed on the car in America.

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