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    LMX Sirex 1968-1974

    LMX Sirex 2300 HCS.
    The fiberglass-bodied Sirex was first shown at the 1968 Turin show in fastback form, then in convertible form at the Geneva show. The convertible was configured such that the full fiberglass top could be stored behind the seats.

    Particularly notable is the rear glass panel of the fastback body which serves as the hatchback. Apparently this is about as big of a single glass pane you'll ever find from this era attached to a hinged joint on a fiberglass body.

    The cars were powered by a Ford-based 2.3 liter normally-aspirated V6. Plans were in the works for a supercharged version with over 200 HP, but it didn't happen. The regular cars had to live with about 130 HP.

    The cars were manufactured in Turin, if the term "manufactured" could be used. There were significant difficulties with the body forming processes, so maybe as many as 30 fastbacks were produced between 1968 and 1972. The only convertible was the Geneva concept.

    If you have any more pictures of this car, 1024*768 or larger, please post them.
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    Looks like a Qvale Mangusta at the front, at the side, maybe an old tvr or Jag, and from the rear, a retro TVR sagaris.

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    Seeking Much More History On The Lmx Sirex 2300 Cars

    Please post any more info on this car that you can provide -

    I know that it was designed by Franco Scaglione, but I am not aware of who designed or manufactured the chassis.

    Did LMX have a production facility that manufactured the steel backbone chassis & fiberglass bodies - or did they sub-contract these out to other companies?

    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    The bodies were made by Carozzeria Eurostyle based in Turin
    Was there any connection to Intermeccanica (other than that Franco Scaglione worked with both LMX and Intermeccanica)?

    See the postings here for a discussion regarding (unlikely) connections:
    http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum...589#post667589

    If these cars were made in Turin (Torino), then why did their corporate brochure say that the company ws based in Milano?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaigra View Post
    LMX Sirex 2300 HCS.
    The convertible was configured such that the full fiberglass top could be stored behind the seats.
    If you have any more pictures of this car, 1024*768 or larger, please post them.
    I'm impressed if the fiberglass top could fit behind the seats - I wonder how that worked with it's side & rear windows. Did it have to fold or bend? (& are you sure they weren't talking about the soft top fitting behind the seats?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaigra View Post
    LMX Sirex 2300 HCS.
    Particularly notable is the rear glass panel of the fastback body which serves as the hatchback. Apparently this is about as big of a single glass pane you'll ever find from this era attached to a hinged joint on a fiberglass body.
    Here are some pictures featuring the large glass rear hatchback and some showing the unusual backbone chassis
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    LMX info

    Was just reading an old mag-Motor Trend, June '70 with a short blurb on this car. Here's a bit of info:

    Company owner-Michel Liprandi, Italo-Argentine, fibreglass specialist,manufactured bodies for de Tomaso,Abarth and even Ferrari prototypes. Milan-based company, LMX automobile.
    Emblem-crawling dragon
    Engine-2.3 litre German Ford
    Tech assistance from Swiss turbo specialist Michel May-used Constantin turbo to up power from 126 to 210 HP.
    Central beam chassis (like Lotus) with fibreglass monocoque shell.
    Total length=157 in (coupe and convert)
    Mcpherson front, rear trans (4 sp)
    1/4 mile=15.3, 0-60=28 sec!, top=137MPH
    Price (1970)=$7300 coupe, $7700 spyder

    Hope this helps?

    Cheers, Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaigra View Post
    The cars were manufactured in Turin...
    ....by Carrozzeria Eurostyle.

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    I only know six different cars built by Eurostyle.
    Once made a small set of these.
    Who knows more, resp. has more infos about the particular cars? Also would appreciate facts about the Carrozzeria Eurostyle.





    Thanks in advance, Allemano

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    does anybody know owners of LMX Sirex?
    Because I recently bought a Sirex project car
    and start work on it.

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    Guys there are two LMX's for sale and an interamerrica in europe at present!!

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