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 Post subject: How many mk1 Swifts?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:25 pm 
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Can anyone please tell me how many mk1 swift gti's were ever imported into Aus or how many Alteco imported?

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 Post subject: Re: How many mk1 Swifts?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:53 pm 
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There are many different numbers out there and nobody can confirm any of them, you also had Mayfair Suzuki in Qld bringing in their own Mk1 GTis.

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 Post subject: Re: How many mk1 Swifts?
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I've tried researching through Ateco but the current staff don't even seem to know that the company ever imported Suzukis.

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 Post subject: Re: How many mk1 Swifts?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:22 pm 
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With the various numbers ...

Some believe approx only 300 Mk1 GTis were imported over 3 years by Ateco and others say closer to 500 - in addition with Mayfair here in Qld the number was believed to have been around 200 over 3 years (but others say the number was less) so there is no real idea. This is purely the GTi's not the standard Suzuki Swifts or the Barina clones as these sold thousands

I personally would believe the lesser numbers as the price back then for the relatively unknown Mk1 GTi was still approx $16,000 new and the Swift 3 cylinder was being sold at around $11,000 and four door Barina was $12,500 (a 1986 Commodore was $15,407 base price) and the better known Corolla 1.6 GTS Twin Cam was only $16,490.

The other place was WA that also had their own importer at the time and the numbers over there are completely unknown.

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