Jösse Car

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1998 JC Indigo 3000
Indigo 3000 interior.
Indigo 3000 engine.

Jösse Car was a sports car manufacturer founded in 1997 and located in Arvika, Sweden.

They are most famous for creating the two-seat open-top Indigo 3000 car. This car is powered by a Volvo 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine giving a top speed of 250 km/h with a rear-wheel drive powertrain. The body is of composite panels attached to a space frame. The front suspension is a walking beam design with a transverse composite leaf spring and the rear suspension is a Volvo multilink using a transverse composite leaf spring.

History[edit]

  • October 1993 Bengt Lidmalm gets the idea for his own sportscar when visiting the TVR showroom at Earl’s Court.
  • February 1994 Jösse Car AB was founded, Head office in Arvika.
  • March 1994 Bengt Lidmalm and Sven-Olof Fogelberg starts the construction of the first chassis.
  • October 1994 First prototype presented.
  • 1995 First prototype driven, two more prototypes were built.
  • May 1995 The car passes crash testing at the Swedish VTI institute.
  • June 1995 A decision was made to start series production of the Indigo 3000.
  • September 1995 Engine emissions testing completed.
  • 1 March 1996 Production started. Only three cars were built.
  • June 1996 First car delivered to a customer.
  • September 1996 JC Indigo 3000 was awarded "Utmärkt Svensk Form" ('Excellent Swedish Design').
  • October 1997 Unveiling of new factory in Åmål, a total of twelve cars were built in Arvika.
  • January 1998 Last car was built late in the year.
  • January 2001 Last car delivered to a customer on 11 January 1999.
  • March 2003 Jösse Car AB was declared bankrupt. A grand total of forty-four cars were built.

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