In 1966 the Turkish company "Anadol" was founded, which became the first car manufacturer in Turkey. A dreamer named Vechhi Koç was the first Ford dealer in Turkey and Syria since 1928 and controlled 95% of all American car sales. In 1959, Koç founded the Otosan company, which, in addition to selling Ford cars, also began to deal with their maintenance. However, after the first unsuccessful attempt of the Turkish government to establish the production of its own car, having received generous funding, Koç set about creating the company. By the way, the name "Anadol" was chosen according to the results of a competition held among the country's population.
The first Turkish car Anadol was built in 1967 and was produced until 1991. In total, about 130 thousand copies of cars were produced. It is believed that thanks to this particular brand, car manufacturers in Turkey not only acquired the necessary experience in the automotive industry, but also became confident in their capabilities.
Anadol has been targeting a wide variety of consumers. The entrepreneurial businessman bought a license to manufacture a car from the British company "Reliant" under his own brand, at the same time he began developing his own model based on the British car. Therefore, the design of the car resembled the famous British Reliant - the chassis is ladder, the body is made of fiberglass. The development of the engine was entrusted to local craftsmen.
For the creation of the first Turkish sports car Anadol STC-16, the company has long persuaded the parent company Otosan. The deals were crowned with success because the CEO of Otosan was related to one of the founders of Anadol. The abbreviation of the STC-16 model consisted of the phrase Sports Turkish Car (sports Turkish car) and the value of the engine volume - 1600 cubic centimeters. Such a boring name categorically did not like the people of Turkey. And the first sports car was dubbed Super Turk Canavari, which means "Turkish super monster".
Turkish designer Eralp Noyan was commissioned to make the car special. Elrap did his best and the first prototype, which came out in 1972, looked like the perfect sports car of the time. The bright yellow car was equipped with a Ford engine with a capacity of 68 to 78 horsepower (different options were used). In appearance, attention was drawn to the taillights of an unusual trapezoidal shape. In general, the car turned out to be quite reliable and became a real symbol of a free Turkey. 176 copies of Anadol STC-16 were produced.
In 1972, the second model of the company, called Anadol A1 Mark II, was introduced, which became the sales leader in the Turkish car market, and in 1973, the SV1600 model was released, which was an A1 in a station wagon.
In addition, in 1974, a sports version of the A1 was presented, which, however, did not gain popularity and only 15 copies were sold in 3 years. In 1982, the last SV1600 rolled off the assembly line and the company suspended its activities to develop a new model, but the economic downturn of the parent company Otosan prevented the release of a new car, and in 1997 Ford completely bought out its main dealer in the Middle East, simultaneously closing and "Anadol". In the Middle East, along the way, closing and "Anadol".