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Spectacular, no-expense-spared restoration
Only 33,511 believed-to-be actual miles
Rare and desirable Italia Spyder
One of only 354 built
Just released from over 20 years of long-term ownership
Incredibly detailed 351 Ford Windsor V8 with Inglese 8-stack Weber Carburetor intake and Prancing Bull valve covers
Originally assembled in Torino, Italy
Stunning color combination
14" chrome Borrani wire wheels
Personal wood steering wheel
Becker Mexico TR radio
ANSA Marmite exhaust tips
Power 4-wheel disc brakes
Recent $10,000 service performed by marque specialists
Performs better than new
Quite possibly the best Italia Spyder that can be found on the market today
A collector's dream!
Knowledgeable sports car enthusiasts are quick to perk up when they hear the name Intermeccanica, and with good reason. Intermeccanica was established in 1959 by chemical engineer Frank Reisner and his wife, Paula. Their cars combined Italian artistry with an American drivetrain. The Reisners were passionate car enthusiasts who loved sports cars and racing. They traveled to Europe and settled in Torino, Italy, where they opened their company and began manufacturing aftermarket performance parts. In 1967, after a series of name, ownership, and engineering changes within the company, the Reisners began production of the stunning Italia Spyder.
The first Italias were exported to the United States in 1968. The cars were unlike anything else on the market and quickly gained the attention of discerning American car lovers. However, with limited production and a dear price tag of $8,500, only the affluent could afford them. To many aficionados, the 1968 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder was an automotive masterpiece. The car's "prancing bull" badging was a gracious nod to Torino's coat of arms. Its styling, which was classic Italian with vintage Ferrari undertones, was elegant. Its performance was equally impressive, as it could reach 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and had a top speed of 155 mph, which was attained through a powerful and proven Ford V-8 engine. The Italia's steel body was hand-formed, and its chassis was made from tubular steel. With only 354 produced from 1967 to 1973, the Italia has since taken on an appealing mystique as a rare automobile and today is highly desired by collectors and enthusiasts who seek the thrill of a genuine classic Italian sports car.
The 1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder featured here is finished in stunning Rosso Red with a gorgeous black leather interior. This magnificent Italia Spyder is among one of the best examples that can be found anywhere in the world. A spectacular, no-expense-spared restoration was performed and this Italia can virtually not be told from new. It is fitted with many desirable options including chrome Borrani wire wheels, optional personal wood steering wheel, Becker Mexico radio, ANSA Marmitte exhaust tips and more. We are proud to offer this investment-grade 1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder to the most sophisticated collector or investor who truly understands and appreciates the potential of this great Italian marque. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
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