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Zimmer Quicksilver (1988)

Zimmer Quicksilver (1988)

Zimmer was a well-known van conversion company who in 1980 decided lo produce a nostalgia coupe called the Golden Spirit. It used Ford running gear and that decade produced sales of 1,500. In 1986 GM designer Don Johnson penned the striking Quicksilver for the company, and while it was first shown that summer, it didn't start production until 1987. The car was based on the Pontiac Fiero so, unusually for a large coupe, it had its engine mid-mounted and handling was very good. The long nose was purely there for styling and was deceptive as there was no huge engine under it, though it did give incredible luggage space. The retro Styling also featured with the massive chrome fenders, as a nod to the glitzy cars like Lincolns and Cadillacs of the 1970s. The front suspension used wishbones, while the rear had struts, and discs front and rear uprated the braking.

Zimmer Quicksilver (1988) Specifications

Top speed:121 mph (193 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):9.7 sec
Engine type:V6
Displacement:173 ci (2,834 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:140 bhp (104 kW) @ 5,200 rpm
Max torque:170 lb ft (230 Nm) @ 3,600 rpm
Weight:2,920 lb (1,327 kg)
Economy:24 mpg (8.50 km/I)

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