Automobili Sportive Romane. ARS U1
Maybe this tread should have been opened in an other position, if so I apologies
In an other tread on this forum the name Patriarca appears, and ones again it shoves that blood is thicker than water. And this car is probably produced by 3 generation of Patriarca car tuners/builders. I suppose.
In 1963 there was an attempt to brake the dominance of the northern Italy as the area where cars was produced, and an attempt to an industrialisation, in small scale, to extend the car production to parts located southern in Italy.
To young people, Bruno Patriarca as constructer and Pasquali Coluzzi as financier. establish in 1963 the Company Automobili SUD, the intention was to produce a sports coupe ARS. Automobili Sportive Romana. There was only produced one the U1.
As components for assembly the used parts from Alfa Romeo Giuliatta and Sprint Speciale. The engine was bored out to 1481ccm with an output of 110hp.
regarding the design is it not easy to find it inspired by the general Italian trend in the beginning of the 60. the front could be from an Austin A40 from the 50,and other things point to British in the 50.
Engine 4 cyl. Alfa Romeo bore/stroke 79,4x75-1481ccm 110hp at 6500 rpm. twin Weber's. top speed 210 K/h. Disk brakes on all 4 wheels
Length 3660 with 1560 weight 840kg Tire 165x400
A short history, with a beautiful intention