H1 Series 1978 - 1989
1978 Bogliq Buccanneer
The Buccanneer was built to expand the operations of the Bogliq Special Projects Division
With the Ungoliant being very expensive and exclusive, Bogliq USA decided that the Special Projects Division should produce a smaller targa coupe which could be exported to Garcia with a minimum of changes required. The result was the buccanneer; a spaceframe sportscar with the heart of an economy car.
Buccanneer Model Range
818S - $6,879 Driveaway, $373 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 1.8L I4, 53Kw, 200Km/h, 14.7s 0-100, 8.9L/100) Reliability: 66.8
818SP - $7,259 Driveaway, $383 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 1.8L I4, 65Kw, 209Km/h, 12.1s 0-100, 11.9L/100) Reliability: 65.5
814S - $6,359 Driveaway, $286 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 1.4L B4, 39Kw, 179Km/h, 18.9s 0-100, 9.4L/100) Reliability: 67.2
Detail changes were made to the Buccanneer in an attempt to attract customers and improve sales
The MY78 Buccanneer wasn’t the sales hit Bogliq was looking for. The 1.8L models were unable to cash the cheques the design was writing and the Garcian cars were delayed due to the aftermath of their war with Cuba. Bogliq USA sent a senior product planner to Garcia to assess the situation. Wile there he met with a famous Brazillian automotive designer, João Dunha (head of MV Design), who was attempting to secure a contract to design a lifestyle off-roader that would be built in Garcia. The two men had an informal meeting that grew into something much larger; Bogliq SPV (Special Project Vehicles) wanted to produce a special model to showcase twenty five years of Bogliq Automotive and MV Design would develop a bodykit that would ensure no-one would miss the celebration…
But these aren’t those cars, the MY80 model range included a number of important changes; the 814G now has an inline four and a sportier engine tune, the 1.8L engine has been dropped in favour of a 2.4L engine and a 3.0L V6 engined variant has been introduced. The 3.0L engine is a result of the MV Design deal; Bogliq would be supplying the 3.0L Buccanneer to Bridgell, alongside the special models, to aid Bridgell in expanding their sales volumes.
Buccaneer Model Range - 1980
814G - $8,199 Driveaway, $412 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 1.4L I4, 43Kw, 177Km/h, 17.3s 0-100, 8.3L/100) Reliability: 67.2
824S - $8,799 Driveaway, $538 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 2.4L I4, 78Kw, 214Km/h, 11.1s 0-100, 11.1L/100) Reliability: 66.6
830B - $8,999 Driveaway, $542 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 3.0L I6, 107Kw, 236Km/h, 8.82s 0-100, 14L/100) Reliability: 66.9. (Available as a special order in the US, with most cars being exported to the UK)
The MY80 Bogliq Buccanneer MVD-SPV 838SVP
The 838SVP was the “Stage 1” variant, available as long as there were orders, packing a 220Kw punchline!
The result of the MV Design/SPV collaboration was a visually striking exotic that couldn’t be mistaken for anything else on the road. Fast, exclusive and surprisingly well mannered, the “Stage 1” Buccanneer was a sweet road-car which loved driving really, REALLY fast!!!
838SVP - $15,990 Driveaway, $992 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 3.8L T/Turbo V6, 220Kw, 291Km/h, 5.47s 0-100, 19.8L/100) Reliability: 60.9
The MY80 Bogliq Buccanneer MVD-SPV 841R
Bogliq only built 800 numbered 841R’s and a further 80 numbered units were sold by Bridgell in the UK
The first limited production car in Bogliq history, the 841R was a special car with special tech. The engine was a hand assembled quasi-prototype; it was 4.1 litres worth of direct action overhead cam V6! The experimental DAOHC engine had a pair of turbochragers strapped to it, resulting in 333Kw of power. The car was much harder to handle than the “mainstream” Stage 1 car and had a special driver training program as part of the purchase price.
The US cars had a build plate that read: “US - 000”. Car no. 0 was kept by Bogliq as a museum car and the rest were sold as per usual.
The UK cars had a similar system, reading “UK - 00” instead, and car no. 0 was offered to Bridgell for posterity, who displayed UK-00 alongside their own models in Bridgell’s company museum.
The 841R was the first Bogliq to achieve the vaunted title of Hypercar, certifying Bogliq Automotive USA as a bonafide “big fish” in the automotive arena!
841R - $20,599 Driveaway, $1,498 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 4.1L T/Turbo V6, 333Kw, 310Km/h, 5.00s 0-100, 26.4L/100) Reliability: 59.6
1986 Bogliq Buccaneer
Mk 2 Buccaneer has been reduced to a single USDM and Garcian variant due to tightening safety regulations…
The Buccanneer was a two tier model for Bogliq USA. The basic models didn’t sell well due to not being very competitive with other company’s cars (as well as in-house performance cars) and being overshadowed by both the Ungoliant and the SVP models. The SVP’s were expensive, somewhat flawed as dailies and had a limited appeal.
So, for the 1986 Mk 2 range, the SVP’s were discontinued; the 841R was already sold out and sales of the 838SVP had dried up in late 1984. The USDM four cylinder cars were also discontinued, leaving a USDM V6 (also exported to Bridgell) and a Garcian spec special, which could be ordered in the US.
These two models would be the caretakers of the Buccaneer (yes, the spelling has been fixed in this refresh slash update!) until production was shut down in 1989 due to almost non-existent sales…
Buccaneer Mk II Model Range - 1986
814G - $9,399 Driveaway, $509 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 1.4L I4, 49Kw, 189Km/h, 14.2s 0-100, 8.0L/100) Reliability: 68.5
827S - $12,169 Driveaway, $584 p.a. servicing (2dr mid-engine coupe, 2.7L V6, 83Kw, 226Km/h, 9.43s 0-100, 11.0L/100) Reliability: 65