2 months ago 1984 BITTER SC .
(Bitter) is a premium sports-luxury automobile marque produced in #Germany🇩🇪 and later #Austria🇦🇹 . Founder #ErichBitter, a former racing driver turned automobile tuner, importer and ultimately designer began crafting his own vehicles after business ventures with Italian manufacture Intermeccanica ended.
The first SC model launched was the coupé in 1979, followed by the convertible in 1981 at the Frankfurt Auto Show and the sedan in 1984. Like the CD, the SC was based on Opel's largest model at the time, the Opel Senator. It remained in production until 1989.
Exterior styling design echoed that of the #Pininfarina-designed #Ferrari365GT4 2+2 first shown in 1972, and later marketed as the 400 (1976) and 412 (1979). The SC was powered by a fuel-injected #Opel 3.0-Litre in-line 6-cylinder engine of (177 hp) or a #stroked 3.9-Litre version of (207 hp ).
In 1984, Bitter announced at the New York Auto Show that it would enter into a limited marketing agreement with #GM to sell the sedan version in the #UnitedStates🇺🇸 , through participating #Buick dealerships. By being able to offer a premium #European product, #GM had hoped to regain market share lost to #BMW at the time. The option of importing #Opel cars was dismissed on the basis that it was perceived to be an entry-level brand, relative to #BMW's premium status. Ultimately, less than a dozen #Buick dealers (mostly in the metro New York City area), would bear the Bitter signage as a result of which sales proved minimal.Bitter's failure was based on its business model, and the diminishing trend of rebodying other manufacturers' vehicles, which became unpopular by the 1980s.
Total production by body shape:
Coupé :(461) Convertible : (22) Sedan : (5)