Another junkyard Siva Saluki?

Dr. Dean who runs this Siva Saluki site pointed out this dishevelled kit car from an Australian eBay ad, which appears to be another mystery Saluki (although it was being sold as an “Eagle”, but given by the description “ferari front end spider doors and a lamboguihni rear” I don’t think the seller quite knew what they had). It apparently rides on a VW Type 3 chassis, has a Mazda steering setup and a box frame at the front. Saluki? What do you think? Or is it a Charger variant? (Click “Charger” in my subject index for pictures of them).

Oh, and if you’re wondering, this ened up selling for $750. I wonder if it’ll be another car that sits in this state forever, or if it will be restored. You might not guess it from these photos, but they’re really quite a pretty car when completed.

eagle-siva-1.jpg eagle-siva-2.jpg eagle-siva-3.jpg eagle-siva-4.jpg eagle-siva-5.jpg

Oh, and if you know anything about the history of Sivas, their construction, components, etc., Dean asks that you also contact him via his site where he’s trying to build up an archive of information on this rare vehicle.

8 Responses

  1. mark says:

    it,s a charger, produced in the uk during the 80s

  2. Phil says:

    This is definately not a Saluki & I’m not too sure it’s a Charger either. I built both in the 70’s (have photos of the Saluki).
    The Saluki was a high quality shell, 16 ply fiberglass (mine was shunted up the rear by a Fiat – wrote the Fiat off – fixed the Saluki in hours!!)
    The Charger was a much flimsier shell (but lighter therefore faster!!)
    Phil (N Wales UK)

  3. tony says:

    if anyone is interested i have a original siva saluki, and information as i visited the factory when they were being produced, and my brother drove the demonstrator, my number is 07811 492195, cheers

  4. Elland Canary says:

    A Mk1 Charger with a minor mod to the backend, as mentioned by someone else produced in the Uk in the early80’s

  5. Rat says:

    Who cares? It’s UUUUUUUUUUUGLY!!!

  6. Ross says:

    looks like shit

  7. Mark says:

    I was wrong, is it a Chepeko? Halfway develoment model between a Saluki and a Charger

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