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ADM - 1990 Merida


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.

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Meliora, ADM, Sanda & Mastiff engines (U4)

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)

I love what you did with those taillights :smiley:


#1975 Pilgrim II

The new generation of the proven concept Pilgrim was similar in size and some aspects of design, however the new version had a more streamlined design, taking different elements from the Chapeau.

The ADM V6 3.4L was the only powerplant available and as usual, was mounted longitudinally powering the front wheels through a 3-speed automatic transmission.

######*cost added in the first post.

##1975 - 1979 Short

###1975 - 1979 long

###1975 - 1978 premium

ADM of Europe™ - 1990 new Venice! -and also new formatting
Meliora, ADM, Sanda & Mastiff engines (U4)

1975 Foxhound (facelift)

After a couple of years in production, the Foxhound 2nd gen received a facelift, that makes the whole line-up more homogeneous. Mechanically, all engines were now fitted with catalytic converters, which hit directly on the amount of power these engines were producing, making them slower than previous models.

The major surprise was thas that the Grand Prix trim, which was the powerful trim was not renewed, and insteed the Rally was now the top of the line.

###Foxhound V6


###Foxhound V8


###Foxhound Convertible

###Foxhound Rally

ATT: 2:35.41
Airfield: 1:33.39
Laguna Seca: 2:02.69

Meliora, ADM, Sanda & Mastiff engines (U4)
Meliora, ADM, Sanda & Mastiff engines (U4)

Ooh, I’ve got a car which should be a perfect competitor for the '75 Foxhound… Does ADM sell in America by any chance? :smiley:

What’s the in-game price and markup for these, by the way?


It may not have been as fast as its immediate predecessor, but back in 1975, anything with at least 240 horsepower would still have felt fast enough, as the Foxhound Rally certainly did!


@phale Yes, ADM sells in the whole continent, both mexico and US being the more important markets :slight_smile: which car is it? I’ve found that there is some sort of lack of competition in the 70s here in the forums…

Regarding the markups:
V6:$12,257 @ 19%
V8: $13,685 @ 19%
Convertible: $18,304 @ 43%
Rally: $16,695 @ 35%


I’m thinking of actually making my Tehuano a 1975 model and redoing the styling :smile:


The Tehuano is too much sporty to compete with the '75 Foxhound, but it can go against the '75 Perenne turbo or the '73 Yellow Fox :slight_smile:



ADM is proud to announce a new partnership with japanese automaker Sanda!!!

"Although Sanda is a relatively new company in comparison to ADM, we are truly happy to announce an exciting partnership whit the japanese car maker. We are surprised by how much they have accomplished in nearly 20 years, coming out of nimble origins, and we have arrange a new deal that will make both parties happy." - Marcos Thomas González, ADM’s president

November 1978, at the end of their 3rd quarter of the current fiscal year, ADM has announced a partership with Sanda. Details are as follows:

  • ADM bought a 18% share of Sanda
  • As part of the deal, Sanda will now be able to sell some of its models in north america as re-badged ADM models
  • ADM will share a factory in Puebla, México with Sanda
  • Both companies will have access to each others technologies

More importantly, both have agreed to join forces to enter european markets, detais are scarce of this point, but it seems a new office will be HQ’s somewhere in England or France, and existing Sanda and ADM models will be sell under a new undefined brand, but some sources agree that entirely new cars will be developed for this market.

Sanda Motor Corporation - Le mans :fr: RPC-88

ADM Naming System

Following my previous post I’m presenting ADM’s naming system for engine and transmission. Car model name is basically the name of the car and the subname or designation of the trim :slight_smile:

Engine naming

Family name: NAME XYZ
Where: NAME Name of the engine.
XYZ Engine configuration, L3, V6, V8 and so on.
Example: Barracuda V8
Barracuda engine, 8 cylinders in V
Variant name: #.#L SUB
Where: #.#L Displacement in liters
SUB Subname or designation
Example: 3.6L Sport
3.6L displacement, sport variant
Full engine name: Barracuda V8 - 5.0L Heavy Duty
5 liters V8 Barracuda engine, heavy duty variant

Transmission naming system

Transmission name: XYZ(t)#-###(A)
Where: XYZ Type. AT=automatic, AE= advanced automatic, MT= manual, ST= secuential, SD=double clutch
t Optional.Transaxle
# Number of speeds
### Rated torque in lb-ft
A AWD. Optional
Example: ATt5-200
5 speed automatica transaxle. Up to 200ft-lb in torque.


1980 New Rivera!

Comfort and style

After way too many years (only 5), in 1980 it came the new generation of the oldest ADM model, the Rivera. Still aimed to the folks wanting something more refine that your typical ADM, the Rivera was now set to compete agains the Meliora Paludet in its own country, although the actual diferences in commodities (and price) were significant.

The Rivera has been a recurrent car in ADM lineup since 1948, and now in its sixth generation, there are no signs of ADM stop producing this model

This new generation, came with the same Barracuda V8, with 5.8L of displacement and 144hp and 278 ft-lb of torque, significantly lower on power due to the new CAFE regulations. In an efford from ADM to meet the regulations, all of its line up has been suffered significant power reduction. The engine mounted on a traditional monocoque chasis with a live axle with coils in the back and McPhersons struts in the front.

Would you buy a Rivera or a Meliora Plaudet?

To the public, two models were offered, the Rivera Estándar, the base version with disc brakes all around, a 4 speed automatic, vinyl seats, wood accents and carpet all around, with a simple AM radio. The second trim was simple called “Lujo” and it upgraded to a more comfortable leather seats interior, some electronic adjustments and a 4 speaker 8 track player, with a brand new hydroneumatic suspension system, making the Rivera Lujo quite the ride to enjoy.

Also, a third version was available, but only to the police. It had a stripped interior, upgraded brakes and suspension, as well as a 6.2L Barracuda V8 with 177hp.

A special version of the Rivera was used for the Policia Federal de Caminos

Price (in 1980) and stats

1978 Rivera Estándar $11,007



1978 Rivera Lujo $13,146



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Love it! Front is badass but the rear lacks punch comparatively. Still, looks awesome as a police car :slight_smile:


I like it, and speaking of the rear, even if it’s not the worlds most exciting design it certainly feels period correct so no complaints there at all!


There are a few things that in retrospective I’d change from the rear, but at the same time, it feels like it goes well with the overall design and time period. And the police version looks awesome, I’d probably do more pictures with it or something. (although it handles like sh*t)

ADM of Europe™ - 1990 new Venice! -and also new formatting