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Old 04-19-2013, 10:16 PM
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I was talking world wide production cars. This car also had another first for that automobile world. None of these cars were officially imported to the USA. The antilock braking system in these cars predated any US car by four years. Mercedes was not the first and Cadillac wasn't the first US car with a form of antilock brakes.
One site I was using says a Jensen ,im assuming a 1966 Jensen Healey then another says Mercedes import and cadalliac and Chysler imperial in 71 were origanly used in aircraft ,I guess it is just which site you belive ,started to look up another but it would probably be different also.LOL.

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The first production vehicle to incorporate ABS was the Jensen FF of Great Britain. It was not a high production vehicle. The Jensen FF was also the first non all terrain vehicle to use FWD. this all happened around 1966. I kind of wonder about the FWD claim.

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The first production vehicle to incorporate ABS was the Jensen FF of Great Britain. It was not a high production vehicle. The Jensen FF was also the first non all terrain vehicle to use FWD. this all happened around 1966. I kind of wonder about the FWD claim.

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Correct, it was the first to have ABS and the first road car to have four wheel drive. It was a low production vehicle with just over 300 units produced over the five years Jensen made the FF. It was not cheap, we're talking a 4x4 supercar though.

The first American car to have an antilock brake system was the 1970 Lincoln Continental.
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One site I was using says a Jensen ,im assuming a 1966 Jensen Healey then another says Mercedes import and cadalliac and Chysler imperial in 71 were origanly used in aircraft ,I guess it is just which site you belive ,started to look up another but it would probably be different also.LOL.
1966 Jensen FF (Ferguson Formula). 1970 Lincoln Continental American car to have an antilock brake system. 1971 Chrysler Imperial, Cadillac, Oldsmobile Toronado and Nissan all got a form of ABS. Mercedes came in the late 70's.
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What is this and what did they do?

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:12 AM
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I have to assume some sort of AMT race team?

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Nope.

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Aluminum Metal Toys really was an interesting company throughout its (ongoing) history
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I have already cheated and found out the day you posted it. Was waiting for someone who actually knew it to get the win.

But since it's going unanswered I will divulge my findings. (I love getting to use divulge in a sentence)

VERY interesting and I vaguely remembered they did this but didn't know it was a different division of AMT the model people.

It was actually AMT Speed and Custom division! It was basically full scale model kits! They were kit cars! I love this stuff!

Piranha & Man from U.N.C.L.E. Car - Piranha "Roots"

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I have already cheated and found out the day you posted it. Was waiting for someone who actually knew it to get the win.

But since it's going unanswered I will divulge my findings. (I love getting to use divulge in a sentence)

VERY interesting and I vaguely remembered they did this but didn't know it was a different division of AMT the model people.

It was actually AMT Speed and Custom division! It was basically full scale model kits! They were kit cars! I love this stuff!

Piranha & Man from U.N.C.L.E. Car - Piranha "Roots"

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That's partially right Brian. They weren't all actually kit cars but full size replicas of their model cars. Also they built a number of vehicles for TV and movies.
The Piranha that you showed was designed by a company called Marbon Chemical, a division of Borg-Warner and Centaur Engineering Corporation as a way to promote the use of plastic in the automotive world. AMT bought the rights to the vehicle with the intention of going int production and marketing it! They also were going to sell it as a "kit car" as you said. Who was heading up the AMT Speed and Custom Division? Gene Winfield. One of the Piranha's was used in the TV series Man From Uncle. About fifty cars were built most of them prototypes. The vehicle under went a lot of design changes. Here's the sport racing version.

Go for it Brian

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