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Monday, July 1, 2013

Bitter SC

Bitter SC Front
(11 pictures in gallery)

Bitter SC Coupe. A very interesting offer on the German eBay. The owner is not much written about his car. We only have a few pictures of the car and the basic data (read more about Bitter SC at the end of page).

Car details 
Brand: Bitter
Model: SC
Engine: 3.0 l
Power: 177 hp
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 75000 miles
Number of doors: 2
Equipment: alloy wheels, cassette radio

 Form of sale: auction 
Current price: 9400.00 EUR 

 Photo gallery

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Like the CD, the SC was based on Opel's biggest contemporary model, this time on the Opel Senator, and was sold from 1979 until 1989 as a coupé, sedan and convertible. The SC was powered by a fuel-injected Opel 3.0 l-I6 (177 hp) or a stroked 3.9 l-I6 that developed 207 hp (154 kW). Body design seems to have been heavily influenced by Ferrari`s 400i. The first SC model to appear was the coupé (1979), followed by the convertible at the 1981 Frankfurt Auto Show and the sedan in 1984. Production lasted until 1989 with 461 coupés, 22 convertibles and only 5 sedans built. Along with the introduction of the Cabriolet in 1981, a four-wheel drive version of the coupé was also added. The four-wheel drive system was developed by Ferguson Research, who also offered it for installation into the Opel Senator/Vauxhall Royale

In 1984 it was announced at the New York Auto Show that Bitter would enter into a limited marketing agreement with General Motors in North America to market the sedan in the United States through participating Buick dealerships. A major reason for the venture was GM hoped to take back market share that was being lost to BMW at the time, but concerns were the Opel line was too entry level for the task. Ultimately, less than a dozen Buick dealers, mostly in the metro New York City area, would bear Bitter signage and few Bitter cars were actually sold in the U.S. The ultimate failure of the Bitter brand was rooted in its business model. As was popular in the late 1970s and 1980s, rebodied vehicles from other manufactures gave rise to smaller automobile companies. The Bitter vehicles were based on components from Opel. This approach became unpopular in the late 1980s and doomed the brand.
Source: wikipedia