Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Bolwell Nagari



The Bolwell Nagari was a smiley-faced sports car produced in Australia between 1970-74. Don't worry too much if you've never heard of it before - they only built a hundred of them, plus eighteen roadsters. As you might imagine, these fibreglass creations are pretty scarce these days.
The spartan coupé weighed in at just 925kg; with a 351 Cleveland V8 in the nose producing 290bhp, they were pretty lively. Yes, they may seem a little kit car-ish (that is effectively what they were, after all), but the quality existed in the details: Lotus-inspired chassis, Aston Martin DBS tail-lights and, of course, that rumbling Ford engine.
Now... name me another 1970s Australian sports car.
Pics via MotorKlassik











1 comment:

Rob Luck said...

Hi, Our team has a long history with Bolwell and we are now producing the first book on the marque. You can check out the book details here... www.gmmgroup.com.au ... on your computer or on your mobile phone.

We could also supply you some more detailed information about these cars and some pretty exciting examples...e.g. our Modern Retro version that was clocked 0-100km/h in 3.5 secs and 300km/h top end. Regards
Rob Luck