Samco (Sports Automobile Manufacturing Company)
Automotive manufacturer of Mannford , Oklahoma United States from 1968 to 1970.
Sports Automobile Manufacturing Company was an American manufacturer of luxury replica automobiles .
The company was founded in 1968 in Mannford , Oklahoma . Involved were William Lear , Bill Landers and Howard Williams. Elfman Motors of Philadelphia was acquired, which in turn had previously acquired the remains of the Cord Automobile Company . The production of automobiles began. The brand name was Samco . 1970, the production ended. Total originated about 400 vehicles. A source indicates that initially 13 vehicles of the previous model Sportsman were produced.
On offer were the replicas of models of Cord from the 1930s. The vehicles were smaller compared to the original. Technically, they deviated considerably, because they had front engine and rear-wheel drive instead of the front-wheel drive . The front headlights were indeed mounted in the fenders , but not hidden behind flaps.
The Warrior model was optionally based on the chassis of a Ford Econoline or a tubular frame with 2741 mm wheelbase . A V8 engine from Ford with 5000 cc displacement powered vehicles. It was an open two-seater. The Royale had 2868 mm wheelbase and a V8 engine from Chrysler with 7200 cc. The Cabriolet offered space for four people.