A2 Series 1966 - 1977
1966 Bogliq Sachem
The Sachem was the jack of all trades of the Bogliq lineup, all cars pictured are family based models
The Sachem had an AE variant from the get go, plus also included an SCCA homologation variant as well!
The Bogliq management, knowing that American buyers were distrustful of change and hungry for performance, chose to develop their bread and butter product to be as mainstream as possible. The focus was on value for money but the Sachem still received some innovation; the rear seatback was able to be folded down as a single unit. The Sachem encompassed the broadest range of drivetrain variants of all the Bogliq models but the variation was reduced in trim choice, since the quasi-luxury variants of the Bettong and Burchell weren’t great sellers.
There were three performance variants of the Sachem, with the SCCA being the most powerful, but it was arguably the V6 powered +P version that showed the most impressive improvement over the more sedate stablemates.
Not long after the big launch of the new Bogliq range, one of the engineers of the powertrain division was surprised to find out his brother had purchased a competitor’s product (details in Gen II thread). After determining why this was so, the engineer reported it to HR to get the product planners to get some research started. It was quickly determined that major changes needed to be made, otherwise the Sachem would fade into the background as public perception was shifting towards a more aggressive paradigm.
Engines were dropped, boundaries were pushed and values were re-assessed, which resulted in an improved range that was better value for money than before while also improving fuel usage and useable performance!
In 1969 that engineer was given a fat bonus; his quick thinking saved the SS Bogliq from hitting the unseen iceberg and kept the Sachem competitive against the the competition.
Sachem Mk 1 Model Range
121B - $1,799 Driveaway, $87 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 2.1L I4, 59Kw, 3A, 159Km/h, 18.5 0-100, 15.4L/100)
129F - $2,199 Driveaway, $112 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 2.9L V6, 79Kw, 3A, 168Km/h, 17.1 0-100, 16.4L/100)
132F+P - $2,299 Driveaway, $120 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 3.2L V6, 91Kw, 4M, 189Km/h, 11.5 0-100, 16.6L/100Km)
143AE - $2,949 Driveaway, $155 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 4.3L V8, 163Kw, 4M, 229Km/h, 8.82 0-100, 24L/100Km, 98RON)
SCCA - $3,299 Driveaway, $236 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 4.3L V8, 175Kw, 4M, 238Km/h, 8.47 0-100, 26.5L/100Km, 98RON)
Sachem Mk 1 Model Range - 1968
129B - $2,099 Driveaway, $70 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 2.9L V6, 68Kw, 3A, 159Km/h, 18.4 0-100, 14.3L/100) Reliability: 59.3. (Strongest Category: Pony B - C: 87 A: 37.8)
136F - $2,499 Driveaway, $125 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 3.6L V6, 92Kw, 3A, 175Km/h, 15.2 0-100, 16.3L/100) Reliability: 54.9. (Strongest Category: Pony - C: 98.2 A: 68.7)
147S - $2,899 Driveaway, $135 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 4.7L V8, 130Kw, 3A, 207Km/h, 10.9 0-100, 19.7L/100Km) Reliability: 55.4. (Strongest Category: Muscle - C: 112.8 A: 79.8)
169AE - $3,399 Driveaway, $163 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 6.9L V8, 186Kw, 4M, 238Km/h, 7.51 0-100, 22.2L/100Km) Reliability: 55.8. (Strongest Category: Muscle - C: 140.1 A: 71.5)
SCCA - $3,599 Driveaway, $244 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 6.9L V8, 244Kw, 4M, 264Km/h, 6.55 0-100, 29.6L/100Km, 98RON) Reliability: 59.4. (Strongest Category: Muscle - C: 187.2 A: 70.1)
1966 Anhultz Dione
Left to Right: Dione B, Dione BX, Dione C, Dione D, Dione S: Lots of body and engine options means that the Anhultz Dione can be specified just the way the customer likes it!
The second of the Anhultz “Rescue” models, the Dione was intended to be the “Swiss Army Knife” of the Anhultz range. It was no secret that the Anhultz engineers found the Bogliq designs primitive (thanks a lot, The Detroit Family Bugle!!! ) but they were mollified by making detail improvements to the Anhultz built versions, such as galvanisation of the chassis and stuffing every conceivably feasible engine option under the hood. It was no exaggeration to say that the Dione buyer was spoilt for choice; with two and four door sedan, two and four door wagon plus utility and van versions! But when you combine this smorgasbord of body styles with a choice of an inline four, two inline sixes and three vee eights then, well, you’d be hard pressed to find two cars sharing the same specifications…
This dedication to buyer choice meant that the Dione was well received in the US, with buyers enjoying the prestige of owning a European brand as an added bonus. Anhultz cars were also the recipient of frankenstein conversions in the 90’s and 2000’s as jaded Bogliq tuners sought out these classics, generally in better condition than an equivalent Sachem, then stuffed a huge Bogliq engine and gearbox down it’s gullet! But, in 1966, the Anhultz Dione was a classy, efficient and tasteful alternative to the mainstream Bogliq range. US car enthusiasts were glad the “Rescue” models ensured Anhultz would survive until they could return to building advanced cars of their own design.
Dione Model Range
Dione B: $2,081 Driveaway, $83.65 p.a. Servicing (4 dr sedan, 1.8L I4, 74hp, 4M 158Km/h, 17.2 0-100, 14.0L/100)
Dione BX: $2,125 Driveaway, $83.06 p.a. Servicing (2 dr utility, 2.4L I6, 94hp, 4M 156Km/h, 12.7 0-100, 14.6L/100)
Dione C: $2,972 Driveaway, $109.06 p.a. Servicing (4 dr sedan, 2.7L I6, 111hp, 4M 182Km/h, 12.1 0-100, 15.5L/100)
Dione D: $4,012 Driveaway, $123.47 p.a. Servicing (4 dr sedan, 3.6L V8, 153hp, 3A 195Km/h, 11.3 0-100, 17.9L/100)
Dione S: $4,428 Driveaway, $159.73 p.a. Servicing (2 dr sedan, 3.6L V8, 187hp, 4M 214Km/h, 8.6 0-100, 20.4L/100, 98RON)
Please Note: All prices are estimates only and will vary based on spec level, engine choice and your local dealership. Models with an “X” after their trim code denote a model with options selected. The Dione BX, in this case, has a larger engine optioned in (to suit US drivetrain preferences more closely). Contact Anhultz directly if you want a specific quote or would like a test drive!
@Elizipeazie: Aaaaand, I’m spent! I hope you liked the entries, please let me know if I made any errors or omissions, HighOctaneLove signing off… Peace!
1970 Bogliq Sachem Mk 2
Sachem 170AE SCCA pictured
With the completion of the Clean Air engine programs in late 1969, the 1970 model year saw the introduction of 91RON compatible cars throughout the Sachem range. Even the lower spec car with the carryover “D Series” V6 had been converted to the new standards. This didn’t mean that Bogliq was out of the performance game. The Sachem powertrain choices spanned a wide range, from an 81Kw V6 to a 235Kw V8!, with trim levels to suit every budget. Most models also saw incremental improvements in handling, fuel efficiency and comfort over their predecessors, plus the added bonus of a tasteful facelift.
The Intermediate market was fiercely competitive and Bogliq had a lot of skin in the game, so the changes for 1970 were intended to keep Sachem at the top of the list in the minds of as many buyers as possible!
Sachem Mk 2 Model Range - 1970
134B - $2,359 Driveaway, $79 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 3.4L V6, 81Kw, 3A, 175Km/h, 15.1 0-100, 14.2L/100) Reliability: 58.3. (Strongest Category: Pony B - C: 92.6 A: 38.2%)
141F - $2,529 Driveaway, $112 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 4.1L V6, 93Kw, 3A, 180Km/h, 13.9 0-100, 14.6L/100) Reliability: 58. (Strongest Category: Pony - C: 96.2 A: 79.5%)
149S - $3,099 Driveaway, $140 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 4.9L V8, 109Kw, 4M, 193Km/h, 9.78 0-100, 15.9L/100Km) Reliability: 56.8. (Strongest Category: Pony - C: 103.1 A: 71.7%)
157SR - $3,389 Driveaway, $173 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 5.7L V8, 136Kw, 4M, 214Km/h, 9.19 0-100, 17.5L/100Km) Reliability: 55.7. (Strongest Category: Muscle - C: 119.5 A: 82.4%)
170AE - $3,779 Driveaway, $267 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 7L V8, 185Kw, 4M, 241Km/h, 6.91 0-100, 20.5L/100Km) Reliability: 55.3. (Strongest Category: Muscle - C: 130.8 A: 76.6%)
170AE SCCA - $4,599 Driveaway, $324 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 7L V8, 235Kw, 4M, 249Km/h, 6.55 0-100, 28.9L/100Km) Reliability: 49.4. (Strongest Category: Muscle - C: 108.2 A: 77.1%)
Sachem gets Radial Tyres
Sachem 170AE pictured
After the successful partnership with [INSERT TYRE COMPANY NAME HERE] for the 2nd generation Exordium, Bogliq USA made good on their promise and converted their entire range to Radial tyres… This was conducted in preparation for the 1972 market year, so Bogliq also refreshed the line-up and model positioning in order to take advantage of this major revamp.
Sachem Mk 2 Model Range - 1972
125B - $2,379 Driveaway, $115 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 2.5L I4, 64Kw, 3A, 167Km/h, 17.9s 0-100, 12.7L/100) Reliability: 57.8. (Relevant Category: Family - C: 88.9 A: 77.2%)
133B - $2,679 Driveaway, $121 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 3.3L V6, 78Kw, 3A, 177Km/h, 15.5s 0-100, 12.7L/100) Reliability: 57.6. (Relevant Category: Family - C: 87.4 A: 74.1%)
141F - $2,979 Driveaway, $149 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 4.1L V6, 98Kw, 3A, 185Km/h, 13.9s 0-100, 13.9L/100) Reliability: 55.8. (Relevant Category: Family P - C: 79.7 A: 95.1%)
149F - $3,269 Driveaway, $159 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 4.9L V8, 112Kw, 3A, 200Km/h, 12.9s 0-100, 14.4L/100Km) Reliability: 55.5. (Relevant Category: Premium B - C: 83.6 A: 68.3%)
155S - $3,629 Driveaway, $179 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 5.5L V8, 145Kw, 4M, 227Km/h, 9.06s 0-100, 16L/100) Reliability: 55.5. (Relevant Category: Family Sport - C: 85.8 A: 72.1%)
163SR - $3,689 Driveaway, $202 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 6.3L V8, 165Kw, 4M, 234Km/h, 8.35s 0-100, 17.8L/100Km) Reliability: 55. (Relevant Category: Pony - C: 124.2 A: 62%)
170AE - $4,289 Driveaway, $257 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 7L V8, 202Kw, 4M, 254Km/h, 6.66s 0-100, 19.1L/100Km) Reliability: 55. (Relevant Category: Muscle - C: 146.6 A: 78%)
170AE SCCA - $5,069 Driveaway, $315 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 7L V8, 230Kw, 4M, 264Km/h, 5.95s 0-100, 25.2L/100Km) Reliability: 56. (Strongest Category: Muscle P - C: 89 A: 94.4%)
1974 Bogliq Sachem Mk 3
Left to Right: Sachem 121B, 128B, 150S
The 1973 fuel crisis lasted six months yet its effect on the US automotive markets would last a lifetime. Bogliq Automotive USA was pummelled by the resultant seismic shift in buyer demand. No longer was bulk power valued, now everyone wanted to know how far could they get on a tank of gas… Not until the first serious electric cars would America see such range anxiety again. Bogliq Sachems became hard to sell, particularly if they were fitted with a large V8, and there was a serious problem with a product oversupply.
The MY74 range had a heavy focus on budget trims and small engines, with fuel economy the prime concern, so that prices could stay low to entice buyers into the showroom. Bogliq also showcased new paint colours in their corporate palate, buyers were increasingly tired of the predominate usage of Bogliq Blue in all the brochures to date. Bogliq HQ basically battened down the hatches with the Mk 3 Sachem; let it all blow over then business could resume and Bogliq products could regain buyers interest again.
Sachem Mk 3 Model Range
121B - $2,509 Driveaway, $78 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 2.1L I4, 46Kw, 156Km/h, 18.8s, 12.8L/100) Reliability: 59.6
125B - $2,669 Driveaway, $86 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 2.5L I4, 54Kw, 153Km/h, 20.6s, 13.3L/100) Reliability: 58.1
128B - $2,989 Driveaway, $89 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 2.8L V6, 62Kw, 165Km/h, 17.9s, 14L/100) Reliability: 60
133F - $3,259 Driveaway, $137 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 3.3L V6, 66Kw, 165Km/h, 18.1s, 14.2L/100) Reliability: 59
140F - $3,300 Driveaway, $141 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 4L V6, 85Kw, 177Km/h, 14.8s, 15.1L/100) Reliability: 58.6
149S - $3,689 Driveaway, $156 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 4.9L V8, 106Kw, 190Km/h, 12.5s, 17.2L/100) Reliability: 57.1
1974 Bogliq Breda
The 360 Gran Turismo was the flagship of the Breda model range
Bogliq Automotive USA is an established “working class” brand in America. But Bogliq has attempted on a number of occasions to push upmarket, mainly with sports cars, but has had mixed success penetrating the Europhile market. So, when Anhultz decided to make their Jupiter range of sixes and Jupiter 8 range of V8’s available for lisence, Bogliq USA signed on the bottom line and built a factory to get this show on the road… In 1972.
But, in 1973 disaster struck twice! First, the fuel crisis came along and made selling any vehicle with a V8 or large capacity engine almost impossible. The second strike came when members of Congress, distrustful of how Bogliq did business, forced the cancellation of a major engine licensing deal between Bogliq and Anhultz. The Breda, already marketed and with pre-orders taken, now had no engine! Bogliq Powertrain responded by installing existing Bogliq engines, but with a twist; the “Bog-ject” fuel injection system was also included. This technology, along with improvements in interior entertainment and slight re-optimisation of tyres and suspension, was sufficient to keep the re-engined Breda from being a disappointment to its new, eager, fanbase.
Breda Model Range
240 Touring - $3,809 Driveaway, $159 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 2.4L I4, 60Kw, 168Km/h, 17.9s, 14.3L/100) Reliability: 59.9
240 Sport - $3,909 Driveaway, $166 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 2.4L I4, 70Kw, 181Km/h, 15.5s, 15.8L/100) Reliability: 61
270 Touring - $4,169 Driveaway, $164 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 2.8L V6, 67Kw, 174Km/h, 17.1s, 15.1L/100) Reliability: 61.4
270 Sport - $4,469 Driveaway, $174 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 2.8L V6, 77Kw, 186Km/h, 13.1s, 16.6L/100) Reliability: 62.5
360 Prime - $5,349 Driveaway, $218 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 4L V8, 99Kw, 196Km/h, 13.5s, 17.3L/100) Reliability: 61.4
360 Gran Turismo - $6,049 Driveaway, $212 p.a. servicing (4Dr Sedan, 4L V8, 107Kw, 207Km/h, 10.9s, 19.4L/100) Reliability: 65.1