1982 ADM Galgo
Galgo Grand Prix
In 1982 the Foxhound was discontinued and instead replaced by the brand new Galgo. The new Galgo came in 4 trims (V6, V8, Grand Prix or Convertible) with either the ADM V6 or the Barracuda V8 under the hood.
Intended as ADM’s take on a sports car, it is considered one of the few american muscle cars in the 80s.
Galgo V6. Each Galgo had a badge of a greyhound in the center of the grille and at the rear
Despise the new name, the Galgo was internally called and considered the 3rd generation of the original Foxhount, but due to the new naming philosophy the name was changed to Galgo, spanish for Greyhound, making it the only model with a name not taking for a last name. Also, along with the Rivera, they were the only models offered with RWD drivetrain.
Galgo V8. It had several V8 badges and a buldge in the hood
The engineering was very familiar to ADM. Steel monocoque chasis/panels, McPherson struts at the front and solid axle with coils at the rear. All models came with Front vented discs and rear drums.
The Basic trim was simple called “V6”. It had the same 3.2L ADM V6 used in the Quijote, mated to a 4 seed manual transmission with a std interior and a std 4 speaker 8 track player.
The “V8” trim came with a 6.2L Barracuda V8 used in the Rivera police interceptor and a 5 speed manual transmission, with a top speed of 203 km/h. It had a revised and improved premium interior, as well as a high quality stereo. It had a bulge in the hood as well as several V8 badges around the car, making it easier to distinguish from the other versions.
Galgo Grand Prix. Besides the Greyhoundm it had the GP package badge in red
The “Grand Prix” was the top of the line. It had a Barracuda 6.0L V8 with a new throttle injection system co-developed with Sanda. The result were 226hp and 279ft-lb, which the car struggled to put down without wheel spinning. It also came with a 5 speed gearbox and a LSD. The result, a top speed of over 220 km/h, 7.14s from 0 to 100 km/h and 15.43s in the quarter mile, nothing bad for a 1.5ton car. It only came in black with red accents, red calipers and 2 scoops for feeding the engine.
Last trim was the “Convertible”. It had the same V8 as the middle version, but it came only with an automatic transmission, and a more comfy and softer ride.
Stats and price
Price in 1982 US dlls
Galgo V6 - $3,766.50
Galgo V8 - $6,665.81
Galgo Grand Prix - $9,768.77
Galgo Convertible - $6,070.96