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Turkish Delight - The Otosan Anadol

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I've just come across this in a old issue of Autocar, I'm sure I'm not the only one to think this is quite cute! I know nothing about them and haven't bothered to look on google yet but I thought I'd share this anyway!

 

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Otosan Anadol Review 1968 by Trigger's Retro Road Tests!, on Flickr

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YUM! I love these... would love to own one at some point but I think there are only two over here, both very rough. This was designed by Reliant during their 'instant car company' phase... they also unsuccessfully sold the same design to a company in (iirc) South Africa where it was to be called the Anziel Nova - that one never got beyond a single prototype.

 

When you do get a moment to google them, look out for the AWESOME coupe version they did in the early 70s 8)

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The highlights from the 1969 World Car Catalogue are:

 

1297cc, 55bhp (SAE) at 5200rpm, cast iron cylinder block and head, 3 crankshaft bearings, pushrods and rockers, 1 side mounted camshaft, 1 Solex B30 PSEI 2 downdraught carburettor.

 

4 speed all synchro gearbox, hydraulic clutch.

 

Chassis: integral, reinforced platform, front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, rear suspension has solid axle with semi elliptic leaf springs.

 

Steering: recirculating ball, 2 turns lock to lock :shock:

 

Brakes: front disc, 9.02" diameter, rear drums.

 

Wheelbase 101 inches, front track 52 inches, rear track 52 inches, overall length 172.5 inches, dry weight 853kg, body from GRP.

 

84mph, 16mph/1000rpm in top gear.

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Still going aswell:

 

The vehicle details for SRE 937G are:

 

Date of Liability - 01-09-2011

Date of First Registration - 01-11-1968

Year of Manufacture - 1968

Cylinder Capacity (cc) - 1600CC

Fuel Type - Petrol

Export Marker - Not Applicable

Vehicle Status - Licence Not Due

Vehicle Colour - BLUE

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They had the pre-X/flow Kent lump, and if memory serves me right, loads of other old '60s Ford bits.

 

Therefore, it's got to be a winner. Even with that name.

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Go on nige....u know u want to! :twisted::twisted:

 

You won't get away with not telling the wife exactly where you are collecting from though!

 

When I first heard about the otosan analdol I did think that it was a sex toy made by a Japanese company that had been founded by a German called Otto.

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Holy thread resurrection. Love the pictures, we're not massive multilingual around here though so you may get more response with something resembling English (or as close as most of us get, anyway)

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Hello, I'm Turkish coincidentally found the topic and I liked your interest. Bem 1973 anadol brand vehicle I have restored recently I would like to share with you

After a quick spin through Google translate.

 

It looks fantastic, I love the colour

 

Harika görünüyor, rengi seviyorum

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On 7/2/2019 at 10:01 PM, Burhan said:

Merhaba, ben türküm tesadüfen konuyu buldum ve ilgilenmeniz hoşuma gitti. Bem 1973 anadol marka araca sahibim yakın zamanda restore ettim sizlerle paylaşmak isterim. 

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Hoşgeldiniz! Güzel arabanızın fotoğraflarını paylaştığınız için teşekkür ederiz! Bu, Google Translate'i kullandığım kadar iyi okumadığı için özür dilerim! :-)

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I visited Turkey years ago and these things were everywhere. What wasn't an Anadol was a piece of 50s Americana in usually battered condition. Bet it's not like that there now.

 

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11 minutes ago, skoda_fan said:

I visited Turkey years ago and these things were everywhere. What wasn't an Anadol was a piece of 50s Americana in usually battered condition. Bet it's not like that there now.

 

Nope, its all European diesel saloons and some hatchbacks. What isn't a European diesel is a Turkish-built car like the Anadol. There are also quite a few Fords from the 80s and 90s.

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There were loads of truck anadols when I went there in about 96. Didn't see any coupes or saloons at all. Plenty of American iron there at that time. Also Turkish BMC branded trucks which was confusing. 

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