Why a Chevy and not a Subaru or later VW?

ByDan Mickle

Why a Chevy and not a Subaru or later VW?

The motive for developing the GTX was to provide an automatic transmission in a dune buggy. While the Subaru and VW engines are great engines, when put in a buggy they were still connected to a stick shift transmission, and we saw no way to economically change that. After a great deal of research, we came to the conclusion that the drive train in many of the GM offerings would work in a buggy. They were plentiful as they were offered in a variety of models, they were reasonably priced, especially in a salvage condition, and technical assistance was readily available. Lastly, it fits within the bodies we were already producing.

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Dan Mickle administrator

Dan Mickle serves as the Marketing and eCommerce Director. He was been with Acme since 2013. He is a graduate of the California University of Pennsylvania with a Masters Degree in Performance Psychology and he also holds a Masters Degree in Learning Technology and Media Systems from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

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