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Turkish Anadol Car Celebrates Its 50th Birthday

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Leyla Güvenç
Leyla Güvenç
21/12/2016
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It has been exactly 50 years since the first local and mass produced car “Anadol” hit the roads on the 19 of December, 1966.

 

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Its frame, engine and transmission box were from Ford and the design belonged to the English Company Reliant, but Anadol was accepted completely a Turkish car and although its production was stopped in 1984 by Otosan, it still has fan groups and great respect is shown even today.

 

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Anadol is a Classy!

It has gained its place in the literature of classical World cars and still continues to tell stories about its homeland Turkey in books, films and many other places.

 

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It has been remembered how excited the owner of Ford Otosan, Mr. Vehbi Koç was when he first introduced Anadol to his dealers from under a cover of the model.

 

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“The Car That Made Dreams Come True” was its motto and the first sales price lay around 26 thousand Turkish Liras. It encouraged especially families to buy this car before the holiday season in order to travel in the most comfortable way possible.

 

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Its name was chosen by the Turkish People with over 150 thousand letters and 2 thousand suggestions. Three names hit the final and “Anadol” was chosen between “Anadol – Anadolu – Koç”

Its logo also symbolizes the Hittites’ deer sculpture.

The production of Anadol Cars was finished in 1984 and until then, a total of 93 thousand and 188 cars had been produced in Turkey.

 

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