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Bogliq Automotive USA


#1

Introduction

The Bogliq family has a proud and long history in Moldova. Bogliq Automotive Engineering was formed before WW1 to build standardised pattern steam engines, which then switched to aero engines during WW1.

After WW1, Sir Bogdan Bogliq had a vision of Europe being embroiled in another war and that his family needed to disperse throughout the globe to survive the coming storm. He sent his eldest son, Andrei to Germany, where Bogliq of Europe was formed, his second son, Konstantin to the USA to start Bogliq Automotive USA and his young granddaughter, Valentina, was sent to Australia, where she would eventually start Bogliq of Asia.

This thread will chronicle the complete history of Bogliq USA and showcase the (yet to be written!) history of one of North America’s most beloved (maybe!) brands…

All prices are calculated using this calculator and the Automation Unit is set to match the 2010 US Dollar. If you want to compare prices between brands, for RP purposes, please use the above calculation to ensure accuracy for comparison purposes! :sunglasses:


#2

Bogliq GPUV & GPDV

Konstantin arrived in the USA and settled in Detroit, MI. Bogliq USA was quickly incorporated and a factory built.

Due to the imminent hostilities in Europe, Bogliq USA’s first products were military vehicles and civilian variants of those vehicles.

Bogliq GPUV

Designed to go anywhere, regardless of terrain, the GPUV (General Purpose Utility Vehicle) was built in large numbers for the US military. They were used as staff cars, light scouts, MP patrol cars and desert raiders. Built to be cheap, reliable and 4x4, the GPUV were popular on the civilian surplus market, despite their total lack of safety or on-road performance…

Bogliq sold them at cost to the Army for $515 each and a civilian special order unit was $565.

Bogliq GPDV

A variant of the GPUV was produced to serve as a dedicated cargo carrying role for the US Army and it was designated the GPDV (the “D” stands for Delivery). These were envisioned as Field Ambulances, Light Cargo and FOB Resupply vehicles. Using the same underpinnings as the GPUV meant that the Army saved on maintenance, training and spare parts support. This model also was a hit with the surplus crowd, although less so as nowhere near as many GPDV’s were built…

The US Army paid Bogliq $490 per GPDV delivered and the civilian version cost $540


#3

1946 - Model 1 (Bogliq Zealot)

By 1945 it was clear that the USA was going to win the war. Indeed it was only a matter of cost, both human and financial, that seperated the world from a cessation of open hostilities. This looming crisis for Bogliq’s automotive production had to be tackled head on.

Konstantin put to the board that they had three options:

1: Sell the GPUV and GPDV, unchanged, to the civilian market. This wasn’t a serious option as nothing about these vehicles had been optimised for civilian life. But they had the tooling, the car would be cheap and costs to the company would be low.

2: Develop an entirely new vehicle with updated tech and try to survive the ensuing cash-flow crisis. Bogliq hadn’t profiteered from sales to the Army so their capital was less than it could have been. High risk with little chance of a high reward unless Bogliq cornered the market with their new product, which was itself unlikely.

3: Re-engineer the GPUV and GPDV to become much more civilian friendly. Tooling could be re-used, change could be implemented where most needed and the car would remain familiar to those who’d driven the “Army brats” during the war.

After a couple of weeks deliberation, a two thirds majority consensus was reached for option three with option two receiving the remainder of the votes.

So in January 1946, Bogliq USA revealed it’s first post-war car, the Model 1, known as the Bogliq Zealot.

1946 Bogliq Zealot Engage


Introductory level price leader, 2 door, 4 seats
Price when new: $621 Driveaway
Service costs: $28 per annum
Fuel economy: 14.3L/100Km

1946 Bogliq Zealot Entrance


Volume seller family spec, 4 doors, 5 seats
Price when new: $637 Driveaway
Service costs: $29 per annum
Fuel economy: 14.6L/100Km

1946 Bogliq Zealot Entice


Early attempt at a premium trim, 4 doors, 4 seats
Price when new: $650 Driveaway
Service costs: $42 per annum
Fuel economy: 14.6L/100Km

1946 Bogliq Zealot Haulage


Small, reliable farm utility, 2 doors, 2 seats
Price when new: $610 Driveaway
Service costs: $28 per annum
Fuel economy: 15L/100Km

1946 Bogliq Zealot Cargo


Light delivery version to replace worn out GPDV’s! 2 doors, 2 seats
Price when new: $612 Driveaway
Service costs: $28 per annum
Fuel economy: 14.8L/100Km

The early reception to the Zealot was not overly promising, with less than stellar sales in the cities. This was only marginally offset by decent sales in rural USA and to nostalgic WWII veterans.

Read a contemporary article on the Zealot HERE.

This would leave Bogliq in a tight space as profits from Zealot sales were good enough to invest in upgrades but not good enough to make wholesale changes. It seemed that CEO Konstantin Bogliq was going to have to think outside the box if he was going to secure Bogliq’s future in the US market.


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#4

1951 - Model 1 (Bogliq Zealot)

A simple top-and-tail refresh to implement newly legislated light fixture rules cloaked a detailed upgrade of the Model 1’s drivetrain. All models received 3 speed manual gearboxes and standard quality AM radios. The Entrance 2 door sedan now had five seats and there was a three seat bench installed in the Haulage and Cargo variants. The engine was also refreshed with more power and superior fuel economy…

1951 Bogliq Zealot Engage

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Now a 5 seater
Price when new: $1,003 Driveaway
Service costs: $39 per annum
Fuel economy: 13.1L/100Km

1951 Bogliq Zealot Entrance

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Salesman spec, 5 seater, 4 doors
Price when new: $1,032 Driveaway
Service costs: $58 per annum
Fuel economy: 13.4L/100Km

Bogliq Zealot Entice

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New for '51 5 door wagon, still a 5 seater though.
Price when new: $1,026 Driveaway
Service costs: $62 per annum
Fuel economy: 13.5L/100Km

Bogliq Zealot Haulage

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Now a 3 seater.
Price when new: $933 Driveaway
Service costs: $42 per annum
Fuel economy: 14L/100Km

Bogliq Zealot Cargo

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Also now a 3 seater
Price when new: $935 Driveaway
Service costs: $42 per annum
Fuel economy: 13.5L/100Km

It was expected that the MkII would maintain sales of its predecessors and hopefully conquest sales from cheaper, inferior competitors while being safe from predation by larger, more prestigious offerings from rivals.


#5

1951 - Model 2 (Bogliq Mutineer)

When CEO Konstantin Bogliq bought into the first monocoque presses in America, many pundits thought the bold move was a step too far. However the proof of the pudding lies in the eating and the Mutineer was a very tasty pudding indeed. Despite being 25% larger than the Zealot, the Mutineer was capable of being powered by the same engine as the overall weight was similar. The standard fitment four speed manual also didn’t hurt!

Those who saw the Mutineer at the car show loved its lines and were pleased at its space and comfort compared to the Zealot. But only time and the American public will be able to determine if the gamble was a stroke of pure genius or the death rattle of a madman…

1951 Mutineer Engage

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Entry level 5 seater, two door sedan
Price when new: $1,155 Driveaway
Service costs: $59 per annum
Fuel economy: 14.1L/100Km

1951 Mutineer Entrance

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Volume seller 5 seat, 4 door sedan
Price when new: $1,157 Driveaway
Service costs: $59 per annum
Fuel economy: 14.3L/100Km

1951 Mutineer Entice


Family orientated, 5 seat, 4 door, wagon.
Price when new: $1,152 Driveaway
Service costs: $59 per annum
Fuel economy: 14.7L/100Km

1951 Mutineer Enthuse

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5 seat, 2 door convertible to capture some incremental market share.
Price when new: $1,208 Driveaway
Service costs: $59 per annum
Fuel economy: 15.3L/100Km

1951 Mutineer Haulage


More road orientated utility for hobby farmers
Price when new: $1,061 Driveaway
Service costs: $59 per annum
Fuel economy: 14.4L/100Km

The public reception of the Mutineer was overwhelmingly positive. The highly respected magazine, Motor World, found that the Mutineer was far better than the sum of its parts and named it their Best Entry Sedan! The Mutineer managed to mask its weaknesses well and allow its strengths to shine brightly, resulting in a car that wasn’t excellent in any one area, but good at a large percentage of them.

As far as Bogliq was concerned, this was mission completed, as Bogliq USA wanted a reliable, trustworthy car that every American could enjoy. Konstantin Bogliq’s roll of the dice turned out to be luckier than his wildest dreams and would fund the next big step in Bogliq USA dominating the American market…


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#6

Did you know?

Bogliq USA developed an L6 engine in 1951!


Second of three Alpha Six prototypes

When the first generation Zealot was launched in 1946, the US market featured cars which had much larger powerplants. The Zealot was slow and sales were small enough that a whole new engine line wasn’t viable at this time. The powertrain chief engineers got together and jury-rigged half an alpha block onto the end of a complete alpha block, therefore developing Bogliq USA’s first inline six. The original jury rig survived long enough to prove the concept would work and the second prototype was made by cutting the ends off of two engines, forging them together, then forging the end caps back on. This engine (pictured above) turned out to be better than the sum of its parts; more reliable, smoother and just as fuel efficient as the Alpha Four.

However, the engine wouldn’t get end up in production as the Model two didn’t need the extra power and the profits from both the Zealot and Mutineer would be allocated towards developing an entirely new, modular, engine family that would spawn a plethora of Triples, Fours, Sixes and Eights. Bogliq USA wasn’t going to have an empty cupboard for the imminent power war looming on the horizon.

The Alpha Six did get used in a Bogliq product though. The third prototype was used in a Concept model, released in 1951, which showcased technologies which would be common a decade later. All the parts were prototypes and, in exchange for exclusive real-life development time, were revealed to the public via this hand-made car.

Vision: One, The Future is Now!!!


Front view


Rear view


The third Alpha Six prototype

Built as a technology showcase/testbed. Vision: One was used to develop or adapt a range of technologies for mass production road car use. These technologies are:

  • Looking to mass produce Corrosion Resistant Steel bodies and chassis’s
  • Pioneering new plastics for light fixture usage
  • Attempting to civilise the racing automatic locking differentials
  • Radial tyre development and fitments
  • Introduction of Magnesium wheels
  • Push the boundaries of interior luxury, including a Phonograph!!!
  • Advanced safety features such as seat harnesses and padded surfaces
  • development of progressive coil springs
  • developing a reliable high performance carburettor (DCOE’s)
  • Adapting race exhausts to road use

The Vision: One took full advantage of the Alpha Six’s reliability and provided many companies with valuable real time data before being retired after five years of constant road and racetrack testing.


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#7

1957 - Model 2 (Bogliq Mutineer)

1957 was a huge year for Bogliq USA. A new, modular, engine family was introduced (codenamed Beta) and a whole raft of new models were introduced. However there was still one link with the past; the Model 2.

The Model 2 was still selling strongly right up to 1956 but the drivetrain would feel outdated compared to the new models. This resulted in the Model 2 ditching its Alpha Four and receiving a Beta L6 instead. The line-up was also consolidated, with poor selling variants dropped, to focus on the mainstream product.

Trim levels were now available across body styles (Sedan and Coupe) and the front and rear fascia was “harmonised” to match the rest of the range…

1957 Mutineer - Engage, Entrance, Entice


Engage

  • Entry level, basic trim
  • Price when new: $1,228
  • Service costs: $48 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 12L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 14.8 sec
  • Top speed: 149 Km/h

Entrance

  • Family spec, standard trim
  • Price when new: $1,335
  • Service costs: $70 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 12.1L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 15.3 sec
  • Top speed: 148 Km/h

Entice

  • Value added, premium trim
  • Price when new: $1,456
  • Service costs: $81 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 12.3L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 15.7 sec
  • Top speed: 148 Km/h

1957 Mutineer Enthuse


A larger engine, performance carbs and a lower final drive transform this trim from zero to street racing hero!

Enthuse

  • Budget performance, standard trim
  • Price when new: $1,420
  • Service costs: $84 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 12.9L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 11.3 sec
  • Top speed: 162 Km/h

1957 Mutineer Empower

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A small GT for the discerning, yet frugal, gentleman!

Empower

  • Top shelf GT, luxury trim
  • Price when new: $1,852
  • Service costs: $116 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 13.3L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 14.2 sec
  • Top speed: 163 Km/h

The refreshed Model 2 was expected to maintain sales momentum amongst budget buyers while conquesting sales from the small sports and quasi-luxury sectors of the market.


#8

1957 Model 3 (Bogliq Maverick)

Spearhead of Bogliq USA’s expansion plans, the Model 3 was designed to shock the large car market the same way the Model 2 had shocked the budget market in 1951. There was risk involved, as there was a small recession happening, but Konstantin believed that, for the right car, Americans were in a buying mood. So the Model 3 was built to be just the car that fulfilled that brief.

Powered exclusively by bent eights and twelves, the Model 3 was intended to be aspirational as well as affordable and be a pleasure to drive on the new highway system that was being built. The Model 3 would also introduce the fastest car and the quickest car, to date, of any Bogliq product.

1957 Maverick Engage, Entrance, Entice

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The distinctive front end styling

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The restrained style of the rear end

Engage

  • Entry level, basic trim
  • Price when new: $1,719
  • Service costs: $62 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 15.5L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 11.8 sec
  • Top speed: 182 Km/h

Entrance

  • Family spec, standard trim
  • Price when new: $1,839
  • Service costs: $84 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 15.7L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 12.1 sec
  • Top speed: 182 Km/h

Entice

  • Value added, premium trim
  • Price when new: $1,981
  • Service costs: $95 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 15.8L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 12.3 sec
  • Top speed: 182 Km/h

1957 Maverick Enthuse (Quickest ever Bogliq!)


More carbs and lower final drive ratio up the ante substantially!

Enthuse

  • Budget performance, standard trim
  • Price when new: $1,839
  • Service costs: $90 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 16.2L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 9.8 sec
  • Top speed: 190 Km/h

1957 Maverick Empower (Fastest ever Bogliq!)


A full size V12 GT that will satisfy even the fussiest of buyers.

Empower

  • Top shelf GT, luxury trim
  • Price when new: $2,626
  • Service costs: $143 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 19.4L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 10.4 sec
  • Top speed: 204 Km/h

The Model 3 was priced well, equipped well and received positive reactions from all those lucky enough to see it. But it was up against Bogliq’s competitors by which the Model 3 would be judged, and the market was a harsh judge indeed…

Oh and what a son-of-a-gun the market was! The Maverick was liked but didn’t sell very well, mainly due to the recession and jitters over the new engine’s reliability.


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#9

1957 Model 4 (Bogliq Zealot)

The original Model 1 had been around for a long time. Ten years in fact! So it was high time that the model was replaced with something more modern and much fresher.

The Model 4 would also feature the same monocoque construction as the rest of the Bogliq range, which would aid fuel economy substantially, as well as save Bogliq money on materials. A small Beta Four would power the entire range and the focus would be on thrift and value for money.

1957 Zealot Engage, Entrance, Entice

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The cute, stylish front end…

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And the neat, perky rear end!

Engage

  • Entry level, basic trim
  • Price when new: $880
  • Service costs: $40 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 11.3L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 14.5 sec
  • Top speed: 129 Km/h

Entrance

  • Family spec, standard trim
  • Price when new: $977
  • Service costs: $62 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 11.5L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 15.2 sec
  • Top speed: 128 Km/h

Entice

  • Value added, premium trim
  • Price when new: $1,085
  • Service costs: $73 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 11.7L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 15.7 sec
  • Top speed: 128 Km/h

1957 Zealot Enthuse

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Zippy little sportster w/ spiffy four spoke steel wheels!

Enthuse

  • Budget performance, standard trim
  • Price when new: $962
  • Service costs: $68 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 14.7L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 11.6 sec
  • Top speed: 139 Km/h

The Model 4 was meant to fix a chink in Bogliq’s armour. It was expected that the Model 4 would improve sales rates of budget cars over the Model 1, while protecting against new models from competitors.


#10

1957 Model 5 and Model 6

Bogliq USA was aware that they’d potentially alienated a substantial number of customers by dropping their delivery and utility variants. So, as part of the expansion of Bogliq at this time, the Model 5 and Model 6 were introduced.

The Model 5 was a large van, powered by the Alpha Four, designed to haul lots of stuff with a minimum of fuss.

The Model 6 was an off-roader, purpose designed for the task, powered by a large capacity Beta Four.

1957 Cargostar Haulage

Cargostar
It’s a van…

Haulage

  • Heavy duty workhorse, basic trim
  • Price when new: $1,166
  • Service costs: $51 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 13.3L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 16.6 sec
  • Top speed: 139 Km/h

1957 Overlander Entrance


It goes off-road… That’s it!

Entrance

  • Basic, off-roader spec, basic trim
  • Price when new: $1,262
  • Service costs: $60 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 19.2L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 28.5 sec
  • Top speed: 122 Km/h

Specialised models to fulfil specialised roles in the Bogliq lineup. Maybe not so great now but there are vital markets for a broad spectrum car company, like Bogliq, to have market share in…


#11

1961 Model 4 (Bogliq Zealot)

The Model 4 was in many ways a flawed execution of the Bogliq promise. The Mk II version sought to improve on the Mk I in all the areas that mattered to the target audience. The Engage and Entrance trims were geared towards affordability and driveability with superior fuel economy, the Entice was re-jigged to be more prestigious and the Enthuse was re-tuned to take back the small sports sedan crown from Caliban.

1961 Zealot Engage & Entrance

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The facelifted Mk II front fascia

Engage

  • Entry level, basic trim, 5 seats
  • 44Kw Inline four
  • Price when new: $970
  • Service costs: $42 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 10.9L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 14.2 sec
  • Top speed: 134 Km/h

Entrance

  • Family spec, standard trim, 5 seats
  • 44Kw Inline four
  • Price when new: $1,055
  • Service costs: $66 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 11.1L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 15.1 sec
  • Top speed: 133 Km/h

1961 Zealot Entice

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Premium metallic paint and Magnesium wheels included in price!

Entice

  • Value added, premium trim, 4 seats
  • 44Kw Inline four
  • Price when new: $1,150
  • Service costs: $78 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 11.2L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 15.1 sec
  • Top speed: 133 Km/h

1961 Zealot Enthuse

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The red-headed stepchild of the Zealot range!

Enthuse

  • High performance, premium trim, 4 seats
  • 74Kw Inline four
  • Price when new: $1,430
  • Service costs: $100 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 15.7L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 9.6 sec
  • Top speed: 154 Km/h

The Mk II was successful in improving key metrics over the Mk I unfortunately the only area they couldn’t improve was the price; model for model, the price had risen over the Mk I.

It was anticipated that the Mk II would do better than the Mk I in the competitive small car sector but substantial conquest sales were unlikely as the competition had definitely done their homework.


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#12

1961 Model 7 (Bogliq Mutineer)

The new Model 7 had big shoes to fill. The Model 2 was a very popular car with the Mk I selling top of it’s class and the Mk II continued the Mk I’s popularity with the general public. The Model 7 also debuted a new, high reliability, evolution of the Beta engine architecture. The Gamma architecture dropped the problematic alloy heads for cast iron while retaining the higher performance of the direct valve actuation, overhead cam design.

All the Model 7 had to achieve was massive popularity with the general public. That isn’t too much to ask, is it?

Mutineer Engage & Entrance

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Available in sedan or coupe for the same price

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50’s chrome giving way to 60’s focus on power

Engage

  • Entry level, basic trim, 5 seats
  • 57Kw V6
  • Price when new: $1,285
  • Service costs: $57 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 12L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 13.9 sec
  • Top speed: 152 Km/h

Entrance

  • Family spec, standard trim, 5 seats
  • 57Kw V6
  • Price when new: $1,385
  • Service costs: $82 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 12.2L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 14.2 sec
  • Top speed: 152 Km/h

1961 Mutineer Entice

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Mid spec trim made to look more prestigious than previous years

Entice

  • Value added, premium trim, 5 seats
  • 64Kw V6
  • Price when new: $1,540
  • Service costs: $95 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 12.7L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 13.4 sec
  • Top speed: 155 Km/h

Mutineer Enthuse

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Street racer with number plates attached!

Enthuse

  • High performance, premium trim, 4 seats
  • 100Kw V6
  • Price when new: $1,905
  • Service costs: $134 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 17.2L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 8.5 sec
  • Top speed: 185 Km/h

1961 Mutineer Empower

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GT performance for the everyman

Empower

  • Top shelf GT, Luxury trim, 4 seats
  • 100Kw V6
  • Price when new: $2,240
  • Service costs: $156 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 17.8L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 9.2 sec
  • Top speed: 183 Km/h

It was expected that the new Mutineer would cement Bogliq as No. 1 in the family car sector of the market while also poaching conquest sales from the sport and GT categories.


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#13

1961 Model 8 (Bogliq Maverick)

The Model 3 was a mixed bag for Bogliq. Sure, it had good performance and sold OK but it was overshadowed, visually and in sales, by the Model 2. Therefore, when the Model 8 was being designed, the brief was to make everyone aware that the Maverick was more than a scaled up Mutineer. In this respect the design was successful; very successful indeed!

1961 Maverick Engage, Entrance, Entice & Empower

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Front end subtly emphasises the cars bulk

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Rear end takes inspiration from the first generation jetfighters

Engage

  • Entry level, basic trim, 5 seats
  • 126Kw V8, Auto Gearbox
  • Price when new: $2,095
  • Service costs: $111 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 22.7L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 11.7 sec
  • Top speed: 182 Km/h

Entrance

  • Family spec, standard trim, 5 seats
  • 126Kw V8, Auto Gearbox
  • Price when new: $2,200
  • Service costs: $135 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 22.9L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 12.1 sec
  • Top speed: 182 Km/h

Entice

  • Value added, premium trim, 5 seats
  • 126Kw V8, Auto Gearbox
  • Price when new: $2,330
  • Service costs: $147 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 23.1L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 12.3 sec
  • Top speed: 182 Km/h

Empower

  • Top shelf GT, Luxury trim, 4 seats
  • 170Kw V8, Auto Gearbox
  • Price when new: $2,805
  • Service costs: $180 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 25.1L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 10.1 sec
  • Top speed: 200 Km/h

1961 Maverick Enthuse

Enthuse
Luxury convertible for cashed up narcissists!

Enthuse

  • Luxurious convertible, Luxury trim, 4 seats
  • 170Kw V8, Auto Gearbox
  • Price when new: $2,885
  • Service costs: $180 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 27.3L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 11.8 sec
  • Top speed: 199 Km/h

The Model 8 Maverick was expected to take its rightful place as Bogliq’s flagship model. Sales should be strong enough for the car to not be rare, but still rare enough to be considered as an aspirational goal for owners of cheaper Bogliq models to look forward to being able to afford “one day”.


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#14

1961 Model 5 (Bogliq Cargostar & Squadstar)

The Model 5 ws updated in line with other models and debuted a new people-mover variant.

1961 Cargostar

Cargostar
It’s still a van…

  • Heavy duty workhorse, basic trim, 2 seats
  • 60Kw Inline four, Manual Gearbox
  • Price when new: $1,305
  • Service costs: $62 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 11.8L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 13.4 sec
  • Top speed: 162 Km/h

1961 Squadstar

Squadstar
It’s a van… With seats in it!

  • Heavy duty Family truck, Standard trim, 8 seats
  • 60Kw Inline four, Manual Gearbox
  • Price when new: $1,510
  • Service costs: $86 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 12.3L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 14.6 sec
  • Top speed: 161 Km/h

#15

If it looks like a van and feels like a van then it is a van. And that’s definitely true of the Cargostar and Squadstar. But a five-seat version of the latter, which would have swapped the third row for more storage space, could very easily have been as popular as its stablemates.


#16

1961 Model 6 (Overlander)

The Model 6 got serious with its mission of being an epic off-roader in its Mk II refresh. The Mutineers V6 was installed and the interior improved to make the Model 6 worth the general public’s time in taking it for a test drive. The Model 6 also was the go to vehicle in the Bogliq range if you needed to tow a heavy load, with both variants boasting over one tonne towing capacity!

Otherwise, the Model 6 was still a hardcore offroad adventure machine and it’s design reflected that fact; no-nonsense, no-frills, no worries!

1961 Overlander SWB
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It goes off-road

  • No frills offroader, Basic trim, 4 seats
  • 64Kw V6, Manual Gearbox
  • Price when new: $1,595
  • Service costs: $67 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 16.2L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 17 sec
  • Top speed: 128 Km/h

1961 Overlander LWB

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It goes off-road… With more space for your dog!

  • No frills offroader, Standard trim, 4 seats
  • 64Kw V6, Manual Gearbox
  • Price when new: $1,660
  • Service costs: $89 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 17L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 18.8 sec
  • Top speed: 129 Km/h

#17

Vision: Two - Car of the Future!

It’s been ten years since Vision: One and so Bogliq again reached out to their suppliers for interesting concepts that they were developing for eventual implementation in road cars…

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Vision: Two showcases new frontiers in aerodynamics and design!

Prototype materials

  • Corrosion resistant steels for the chassis and body panels
  • Wheels made from a strong, but light aluminium alloy

New design features

  • Retractable headlights
  • Removable roof panel
  • Unique Sports interior trim

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New technologies

  • Fuel Injection
  • Mid mounted engine, transverse layout
  • 5 speed manual gearbox!
  • Sports compound radial tyres w/ low profile sidewalls
  • 8 track tape player!
  • Gas filled, monotube shock absorbers

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Caring for the planet

  • Hypereutectic pistons to reduce exhaust emissions
  • Lead free, 91RON petrol

As with Vision: One, Vision: Two was showcased at the 1961 Detroit Motor Show, then spent the next five years working with the contributing industries to turn their prototypes into viable automotive production technologies.


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#18

1961 Model 9 (Bogliq Nihilist)

Responding to the lack of a home-grown high performance GT, Bogliq USA set about designing their own.

Powered by a high performance four litre V8, the Nihilist packed an iron punch in a velvet glove, cosseting the lucky driver in leather and wood, with the delightful aroma’s to match.

The Nihilist was meant to be the halo product of Bogliq USA. Posters were made of the car to be given to children for their bedroom wall, diecast models were commissioned and sent out to both owners of the Nihilist and people of wealth. The car featured in TV shows and movies wherever Bogliq’s marketing men could get them inserted. The Nihilist was the GT that Bogliq wanted every young man to dream of and every young woman to dream of being swept away in…

1961 Nihilist Empower
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From the long sweeping bonnet…

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To the taut rear end, the Nihilist was a design masterpiece!

Empower

  • High performance luxury GT, Luxury trim, 2 seats
  • 173Kw V8, Manual Gearbox
  • Price when new: $2,885
  • Service costs: $204 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 22.7L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 6.8 sec
  • Top speed: 201 Km/h

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Magazine advert (and also wall poster)

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Newspaper advert (also available as a wall poster)


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#19

Holy ground clearance, Batman!


#20

1964 Model 4 (Zealot)

Despite its age, the Model 4 was still a popular choice in the light car segment. However, the competition was producing models with similar performance but improved fuel economy. The Mk III was aimed at improving both the affordability and fuel economy of the Zealot without increasing costs so that the Model 4 could last until the next model cycle.

1964 Zealot Engage, Entrance

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Front end has been facelifted to match the corporate look

Engage

  • Base spec price leader, basic trim, 5 seats
  • 29Kw 4 cylinder, Manual Gearbox
  • Price when new: $930
  • Service costs: $40 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 10L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 21.6 sec
  • Quarter Mile: 21.6 sec
  • Top speed: 115 Km/h

Entrance

  • Standard spec family car, standard trim, 5 seats
  • 44Kw 4 cylinder, Manual Gearbox
  • Price when new: $1,035
  • Service costs: $68 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 10.3L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 14.2 sec
  • Quarter Mile: 19.8 sec
  • Top speed: 135 Km/h

1964 Zealot Entice

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Premium paint for a premium product!

Entice

  • Value added premium aura, Premium trim, 4 seats
  • 44Kw 4 cylinder, Automatic Gearbox
  • Price when new: $1,130
  • Service costs: $81 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 11.1L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 16 sec
  • Quarter Mile: 20.3 sec
  • Top speed: 126 Km/h

1964 Zealot Enthuse

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2/3rds as bonkers as the Mk II version, 100% as fun to drive!

Enthuse

  • Eager to drive funabout, standard trim, 4 seats
  • 59Kw 4 cylinder, Manual Gearbox
  • Price when new: $1,125
  • Service costs: $79 per annum
  • Fuel economy: 12.6L/100Km
  • 0 -100 sprint: 10.7 sec
  • Quarter Mile: 18 sec
  • Top speed: 146 Km/h

The Mk III Model 4 was expected to maintain market share against the competition while upholding the Bogliq ethos of “buy better, buy Bogliq” until its replacement arrives. The Model 4 was also flagged for potentially being included in production feasibility studies being conducted for a factory in Brazil to export throughout Latin America.