Scorpion Saluki – Early version?

1st October 1969 - Scorpion Saluki – Early version?

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Not looking much, as far as I can see, the 1971 H R Owen Saluki this Saluki was displayed as a model on the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile Manufacturers (IBCAB) stand at the 1969 Earls Court Motor Show.

Chris Humberstone is pictured below holding the model. As article in the Telegraph magazine states, the car was expected to cost around £2500 including purchase tax. Designed to use a 2 litre, 147 BHP Viva GT engine, the Saluki was expected to have a power to weight ratio of 230 BHP per ton. This was a very good figure and reflected the unspecified lightweight construction method. Top speed 135 MPH. Styling is stated as having Italian influence, but with an “emphasis” on practicality and rear vision.

The full magazine article car be viewed here.