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ADM - 1990 Merida


Haven’t seen a car from you in a while! This is an excellent return :slight_smile:


Welcome back. The '70 Villa is a great family car by any measure - looks right, priced right and is right.


Loving the 70s brown you’re going for there


Dude very cool. You have to teach me how you do the engine graphs one day.


@phale @DeusExMackia @abg7 Thank! It was a long time indeed, but now I have a new job and I think I’ll be able to find more time to make more cars and stuff, I finally will be able to get closer to more modern times :smile:

@Darkshine5 Whenever you want, it’s very easy once you do the first one :wink:


1970-1974 Pilgrim

By the end of 1969, ADM took out of the market the Quijote Familiar their only wagon model, but in 1970 ADM presented the new Pilgrim, the second model with an non-spanish name.

Trying to move forward with technology, ADM developed a brand new V6 engine (they were to ditch out the L6 design, as it was too long and wasn’t very efficient) with Direct acting over head cams (as the Alu4) placed longitudinally pushing the front wheels. This design allowed the engineers to put most of the weight in the driving wheels and the engine was behind the front axle, giving a nice driving experience.

1970 price (w/19% markup): $2,058

Meliora, ADM, Sanda & Mastiff engines (U4)


Due to the oil crisis, and internal problems inside the company, the production of the Mastin line is about to be cancelled. The pick-up models are already cancelled and the SUV versions will see the axe in 1971 (selling the stock through '72).

Old stakeholders of the company (the original ones from the time it sold agricultural equipment and it was called TCN) saw this with bad eyes, same as the new trend of naming cars in foreign languages instead of the traditional mexican last names.

1971 through 1972 was a hard time from the company, but the resolution was to split the company in 2 brands, one would retain the same name ADM and would sell mainly cars, with the new technology that has been developed by the company so far (DAOHC, V6s, monocoque and longitudinal FWD) and a second one called Mastin destined to produce big vehicules with some of the old tooling and technology (OHV V8, L6 and ladder chassis) as well as the Mastiff name rights.

The change was reflected in a new logo and the kill of the Quijote and Villa names. Only Rivera was kept, as it was the flagship of the company.

Old logo:

New logo:


Making Mastin a standalone brand makes perfect sense during the oil crisis - it would have been a millstone around ADM’s neck during such tense times. So how will you develop both brands from now on?


Nice! What body did you use for this one, btw?


#1973 - 1974 Rivera IV (facelift)

In 1973 ADM engineers revised the current Rivera generation and did a minor facelift, as long with a brand new engine.

The Rivera in the 73-74 period only had 2 trims (2-door and 4-door) both more premium than luxury, as the economy was still struggling to get back in course. The new engine presented was called Barracuda and was the evolution of the previous Mastiff V8, built to be used in a wide arrange of vehicules.

It was an all iron V8, with direct acting overhead cams, ranging from 5.6L to 6.2L and power from 216hp to over 350hp.

Originally, the Rivera was equipped with a powerful variant of the engine, but it wasn’t considered as safe, as the car weighed over 1,700kg, more than the brakes could withstand at higher speeds, so the engine was strangled and the total speed was limited by gearing. The final version was still capable of 200 km/h, and made clear to ADM engineers that the days of ladder chassis cars were over, almost immediately after the facelift they went back to design the next generation.

###2 Door

###4 Door

2 door price: $5,837
4 door price: $5,881

Meliora, ADM, Sanda & Mastiff engines (U4)

That is classy , remind me of Rolls Royce.


That is flattering, I was aiming to something more like a budget cadillac thing :stuck_out_tongue:


#1973 Foxhound 2nd Gen [corporate]–4 trims–[/corporate]

In 1973, now that the other national competitor Meliora was in it’s way out of the Muscle car market, ADM saw an oportunity to present its take on the Muscle car.

The previous car, the '68 Foxhound wasn’t faster enough to compete with other cars (such as the '69 Puma), so now that most of the muscle cars were getting off the market, ADM upped it’s game presenting a powerful and fast car that did complied all the modern regulations, like the use of unleaded fuel.

The trims started with the v6, using a 3.8L variant of the V6 used in the Pilgrim and then moving to different V8 based cars, topping with the Grand Prix, with whopping amount of 338hp (the most powerful ADM engine so far), or the premium variant, the Rally.

Sadly this golden window only lasted 2 years, as in 1975 all cars were required to use a catalytic converter, and ADM went back to the designing board.

###FoxHunt V6

###Foxhunt V8

###Foxhunt Rally

###Foxhunt Grand Prix

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Meliora, ADM, Sanda & Mastiff engines (U4)

I never thought that the new Foxhunt would look better than its predecessor, but it does - and it’s faster to boot!


2nd Gen looks even better than the first. Properly handsome car. Really like the idea of smaller-than-average muscle car, you seem to get all of the performance in a package that’s far nice to drive.

I’m particularly impressed by how the V8, Rally and Grand Prix are all faster than my high-end sports coupe, the Tegale (which in itself is just as fast as a Ferrari 208!).


#1975 - Chapeau

Now by 1975, the whole ADM line-up was updated, and some of the models change names and philosophy designs, according to the internal moves in ADM.

One of those models was the traditional Quijote, previously conceived as a bridge between the Villa and the Rivera.

The new version received an upgraded engine, ADM was leaving behind the 4-cylinder engines due to the lack of power thanks to new environmental restrictions (such as mandatory cat converter), and now all the models will start with the ADM V6 as the smallest option (the same one used in both Pilgrim and FoxHound.

The new name was Chapeau, a french word (the idea was to get more of an international brand). The design was more serious in comparison to previous designs, carrying some features of the Rivera, available in both as a 3 door hatchback or a 4 door sedan.

A V8 version was considered but ultimately it was ditched out, because it woud cause problems to the company flagship.

Meliora, ADM, Sanda & Mastiff engines (U4)
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That’s an excellent-looking family car right there, especially as a 3-door shooting brake! The styling is most definitely period-correct, as are the mechanicals.


Oh damn, I would love a sports version of the Chapeau hatchback. It’s great!


Maybe in the future :wink:


#1975 Rivera V

1975 was an important year for ADM. Due to the new environmental restrictions, using only unleaded fuel wasn’t enough, it also required the use of catalytic converters in ALL models. ADM saw this as an opportunity to complete its change (that started a few years back when it splitted in 2 brands) and renewed all models.

The Rivera tho, was the only car that remain almost unchanged, it even kept the heritage name. It came in 2 models, the Premium and the Royal. Both were luxurious vehicles, but the Royal included extra commodities, such as hydropneumatic suspension and a more crafted interior with outstanding audio equipment and huge seats (the rear middle seat was replaced with a wood console). Resulting (even with one seat less) in over 80kg of difference. Obviously, only a few per year were sold of this trim.

The powerplant for both trims was a strangled 5.6L Barracuda V8 with significant less torque than the previous generation.

##1975 - 1978 Premium

##1975 - 1979 Royal

Premium 1975 price: $2,890.43 - (35% markup $19,320)
Royal 1975 price: $4,121.71 - (45% markup $27,550)

Meliora, ADM, Sanda & Mastiff engines (U4)