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    "Uncovered" Australia Sigma Turbo Concept car

    Look what I found in the dirty corner of a warehouse at work!




    Check these wheels;


    I remember seeing this car at the national motor museum when i was a kid. We were there on a school trip and all the boys were very impressed at the wild features.
    I found some info about the project from;
    http://www.sigmaturbo.com/sigmaturbo_048.htm

    "It serves as a timely reminder of how big turbocharging was in the late '70s and early '80s and how Chrysler Australia looked at it as a potential saviour, before the company surrendered to a takeover by Mitsubishi in 1980.

    According to documentation supplied by the museum, the "Sigma Turbo" show car pictured here was a highlight of the 1980 Melbourne Motor Show. Apparently this one-off wild-bodied Sigma sedan was the brainchild of Chrysler National Sales Promotion Manager, Malcolm Miller, to try and re-stimulate interest in the 2.0 litre Sigma range following the introduction of the larger 2.6 litre Astron engine.

    To do that, the Chrysler factory had been experimenting with various turbocharged versions of its locally-made Astron 2.0 litre four cylinder engine and needed a show car that could get the public all excited about the program's potential. The wild body treatment was farmed out to Alan Pervis, who was building the VW-based Pervis Eureka sports car at the time and had the necessary expertise in fibreglass construction techniques.

    Pervis based his Sigma design on the wild-looking European Group 4 racing sedans of the era, like works Porsches and BMWs. His fully enveloping aero bodywork included a huge front spoiler, boxed wheel arch flares, side skirts, large integrated rear wing and various scoops and vents. Fat wheels, big rubber and Recaro seats filled in the gaps."

    I forgot to get shots of interior, it was clad in orange and red velour!

    Some original magazine scans from the time;



    I might offer my boss $50 for the scrap!
    Just kidding! I would love to get it running.

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    Crazy! Should try to pick it up for sure and get her running!

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    Someone needs to buy this thing and restore it. Total silhouette racer style!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    Someone needs to buy this thing and restore it. Total silhouette racer style!
    +1 :tu:

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    This car has to be saved. I am surprised it actually left the National Motor Museum?

    Keep us all informed of your progress!

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    i'm not diggin' its looks but for the sake of history save this car

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    Please ask the owner how much, I'll buy it!

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    That is unbelievably cool, I'll have it at the museum any day.

    Toecutter look out........... :lol: :lol:

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    I need it.

    So it's a 2.0 running a 2.6 camshaft... interesting...

    -Robert

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    i have heard some people say that it dose not have the turbo engine. Perhaps the engine specs were "virtual" specs, or someone swapped out/over the motor years ago.
    Think im down there tomorrow, will try and take a peek and get some shots under the hood.

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