Scary as hell, it all happens so quickly though. But its exactly how you can imagine it would feel, your strapped to a seat, as you roll you get slammed to each side of the car as the car rolls onto each side. Along with a sort of rollercoaster sort of effect to your stomache. You really tense up aswell, as most people do when they crash, my entire body was rock solid, just gripped onto the steering wheel as hard as i could and tried my best to not get chucked around the car too much.
To be fair it is actually quite fun putting aside the absolute trouser shitting that was done at the time.
Wasn't world wide safety requirements, just US safety requirements.
But eye, a lot of vehicles were ruined by those regulation changes. The MG B was butchered by it, had to change from chrome to rubber bumpers and they raised the suspension a few inches with blocks of wood.
Looks like a nice car though, proper gearbox and everything. Shame we don't seem to have any of them over here.
For Sonett production it was modified for the entire world, because the addition of bumpers required modification of the fiberglass molds.
They were all left hand drive, 4 speed, v4s, front wheel drive cars. Only available in 6 colors! you can tell each year apart in the Sonett IIIs because they changed small details(each year had a different radio/heater control panel for one thing).
Considering buying this car back if I get enough out of it (the red 1988)
Aye, the US was the biggest car market, so if you made a change for US market it was cheaper to make the change for all markets. It is why we all have useless cat converters hanging under our cars. The EU was working on lean running engines, US just said "screw it, glue on a cat", only way to sell a car there was glue on a cat.
Nice little Gol- "Rabbit".
Do you live in a car museum? Only other place I've seen this many nice vehicles is Heritage Motor Centre.