LMX Sirex

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LMX Sirex
LMX Sirex (logo).gif
Overview
Manufacturer LMX
Also called Sirex LMS
Production 1968-1974
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Layout front engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine 2.3 L V6

LMX Sirex (also sold as Sirex LMS) was a 2-door, 2-seater sports car of Italian origin. The car was the only model produced by LMX Automobile S.R.L. (Linea Moderna Executive), a company founded by Michel Liprandi and Giovanni Mandelli.[1] The body of the LMX Sirex was designed by Franco Scaglione. The LMX Sirex was introduced during the 1968 Turin Auto Show. However, as Liprandi and Mandelli could not afford an official stand, the car was shown outside the exhibition hall.[2]

The car used a 2.3 L V6 Ford Taunus engine, although customers could also choose a different engine if they wished. Convertible and coupé bodywork were available, and the car was built on a central backbone chassis. LMX produced just fifty cars between 1968 and 1973, and another company, SAMAS, built a further twenty after LMX ceased production.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LMX Sirex: Un sogno in vetroresina diventato realtà". OmniAuto.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b De La Rive Box, Rob (2001). The Complete Encyclopedia of Sports Cars: Classic Era. United Kingdom: Grange Books. pp. 168–169. ISBN 1-84013-407-0.