Topic: Old Car Rally Tour
IKA Bergantin was a true Argentine hybrid that had a short life due to the mismatch between the vehicle and the engine. However, the fact that such a small automobile featuring such a big engine managed to work out as a working car has raised interest among the sophisticated world of auto-car collectors. This rare and limitedly produced Argentine version of Alfa Romeo’s gem is a one of a kina product cherrished by those who enjoy the uniqueness and inventiveness within the history of automobile productions in the first half of the 20th century.
Inside view of the IKA Bergantin
Motorization: 4 cylinder-Model 41-151-4 cyl. In line-84,138 mm x 111,125 mm.
Compression: 6,36L-Power 76,5 HP at 3.600 rpm-Cupla 16,3 kg. 2.000 rpm-1 Carburator Carter YF 2756 desc.-Cylinder line: 2.480 cm3-6 Cylinder- Continental Model 81-266-6 cylinder in line- 84,138x 111.125 mm-
Compression: 6,86/l-power: 115 HP at 3.800 rpm-Cupla: 24,89 Kg. at 3.800 rpm-1 Carburator Carter WCD 2204S descendant-Cylinder line:3.707 cm3.
Transmission: Three gear box MA-2nd and3rd synchronized- Wheel command- Diferencial relation 4,9/l.
Suspenssion: Front independentmeans and Back stabilizing hydraulic-Sweep shock absorbers with rigid axis and hydraulic-4 shock absorbers arms reactors. Brakes: Drum brakes in the four wheels.Measures: Between axes 2.620 mm-Tr. Of. And tra. 1,336 total mm-Long 4.440 mm-Height Maxima 1,510 mm-Weigh 1,270 kgs.Other data: Terminal velocity (4 cylinders) 145 kmh-6 cylinders-165 kmh-relation weight power: 4 cylinders 17.33 kg.
So far we’ve presented our project for a Rally car Club of Art Dealer. What we’ve done is to put into words, ideas and images that have been turning in our head for a long time now. Because our readers’ and friends’ opinion maters greatly to us, we have placed as follows the reactions our project has had on our friends.
Email from Andries of South Africa said:Hi Bob,
Fantastic idea!!. We re in Uk now where a rally from london to lisbon is on. When home i will forward websites with similar but not as exciting schemes.
And this from Giuseppe of the USA....... and his email reads,"it looks like you are going full speed ahead. i like what i read on your site. is it working for you? have many people made enquiries? i like the rally concept. you should make enquiries into placing small adverts in some of the sports car magazines. "Octane" is one which is printed in england, and "Classic Cars" is another, which is also printed in england. they always have articles about rallying and racing and such.
So thank you Giuseppe!
And our friend Mike form Somerset, England said," I also got round to reading some news about your trip. I couldn’t access the site yesterday so it had to wait until today. I like the vintage car idea and hope it works well for you – great idea !
Thank you Mike!
And Dan short for Daniel also from the US, said, "I wish you the best of luck with Classic Rally Car Club. That's an
excellent idea if you can pull it off. They do similar things in
America--racing classic cars and all--however it'd be awesome to be able to
rally with people from all across South America. Keep in touch with me
about that. I'd like to know how that works out for you.
Thank you Dan!
And from the UK, England,Olaf said; " I like your idea about 'timeshare' rally cars. There's something similar in principle in the UK targeted at high net worth individuals; city high fliers, entrepreneurs. It involves paying an annual fee to belong to a kind of Supercar Club. You get to choose from Bentleys, Mercedes 600SL, Aston Martin's, Lambo's....etc. You can own it for 6 months (all taxed, insured, serviced) and then send it back and order another car! And so on. Transferring the idea to antique vehicles and rallies seems eminently workable. There must be loads of Americans who would love the idea of dressing up complete with goggles and taking part in a reenactment of a rally. Might be a bit tough on the spare part situation but I'm sure you have that covered.
Thank you Olaf, who by the way is coming down to travel Route 40 on a 4 WD! Lucky Olaf!
So the emails go arrivng and we keep up the work. See cars from the cemetry that can be turned into a great Rally Car.........
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