Siva Saluki #2 Confirmed!

Of the twelve Siva Salukis believed to have been built, only two are known to exist. One entry posted a while back which included pictures of a Siva Saluki sold on eBay, and from it I got this letter and pictures from Joao Andrade in Portugal about his striking sci-fi looking Saluki:

I have owned a Siva Saluki since 1976, when a then future freind brought it from England.

It was a white with blue drawings along the body when I first legalized it here in Portugal (it needed homologation). Over the years it has suffered several painting ideas — the last one being very apreciated like Spiderman’s car. It was all covered with small  5cm red squares in a grid over a black base. It looked very good especially with a couple of double exhaust pipes coming over through the back of the car in the best Michel Vaillant way.

Two years ago, after beeing in the garage for twenty years or so, I decided to bring it back to life and did a complete overhaul of the car. I reconditionated the 1600 twin carburator engine, did a new eletrical instalation, added a CRX dash, installed a new interior with VW Golf lights that light up when you open the doors and go out after a while, a new more conservative paint-job (BMW silver), four large exhaust pipes, pedals, seatbelts, driving wheel, and gas cap by OMP, new tires and wheel covers. I also changed the manual front pop up lights with four fixed lamps because the originals where a bit noisy and week. Eletrical exterior mirrors came from a Lancia Thema.

I also widened the car with wheel arches from a VW Golf wich where integrated in the body of the car, and it also has a Sony radio and CD player with eight speakers all over the car, and so on… I haven’t driven it much yet, so it’s still in its break in period.

And now some photos!

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Oh, and if you wanted to see the donor car…

siva-donor-1.jpg siva-donor-2.jpg

Anyway, big thanks to Joao for sending in his car, and for keeping this special piece of car history on the street and in good shape!

10 Responses

  1. Donnie says:

    That is a great looking car. To bad we cant get styling like this anymore

  2. Phil says:

    Reading the description & the dates, this is the car I built in 1973 – OEY 203 – White with black pinstripes & blue fogging & a “Transam Firebird” design on the front hatch.
    Built on an early 60’s VW floorpan & running gear (5 stud wheels) with a type 3 1600 TC engine.
    If the present owner sends me an email I’ll send back pictures of what she used to look like!!!
    Phil

  3. Amanda says:

    Hello people! Nice site!t

  4. Joao Andrade says:

    Hello! It looks like Phil was the builder and first owner of the car because I do remember the english License plate.When I bought it it still had the original painting.
    Iwould apreciate if you could send me pictures of the early car.My email is joao.d.andrade@gmail.com
    By the way the Vw golf wich apears in the fotos was not canibalised for parts to rebuild the Siva Saluki.
    Greatings and a good year for everyone.

  5. naisioxerloro says:

    Hi.
    Good design, who make it?

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  7. Seth says:

    Hi,

    What is this, some kind of weird Polish car? Those side panel windows–can’t scratch your nuts while driving.

  8. Seth says:

    Hi,

    What is this, some kind of weird Polish car? Those side panel windows–can’t scratch your nuts while driving.

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