Vehicle descriptionBeautifully restored example Only 28,125 believed to be actual miles! Rare and desirable Italia Spyder One of only 354 built! Originally assembled in Torino, Italy Previously owned by a senior analyst of Sport Car Market magazine Ford 351ci “Cleveland” V8 engine with Edelbrock polished aluminum intake, Holley 4-barrel induction and Italia valve covers Sought after color combination Recently serviced and well sorted Performs wonderfully One of the best examples to be found on the market today! A dream for the collector or enthusiast seeking 1960's Italian style with reliable American V8 performance Options Include: Air conditioning Recessed door handles Power windows Power 4-wheel disc brakes Left hand Talbot mirror HURST shifter Dino wood rimmed steering wheel Magnum 500 wheels AM/FM CD stereo 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 the sought after color combination of Nero Black over rich tan leather interior and tan folding convertible top. This particular example was completed by the Torino, Italy works in July 1969 with U.S. specification equipment including air conditioning and power windows. This limited production Italian sports car was formally owned by a senior analyst with Keith Martin's Sports Car Market magazine and presents wonderfully today, having been subjected to a beautiful restoration. All the while a mere 28,125 miles are present on the odometer; a number which is believed to reflect the total mileage accrued since new. A well sorted example, this Italia is perfect for those seeking the timeless style of 1960's Italian sports car motoring while appreciating the power and reliability of the Ford 5.8 liter V8 engine! We are proud to offer this stunning 1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder the value minded collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates limited production model motorcars and timeless Italian design. 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 that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314) 291-7000 or email us at [Email Dealer] 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. *Please note that this late 1969 model was likely first registered in 1970 and is titled as a 1970 model. Trades welcome! Financing available. Visit www.schmitt.com to view our full inventory.
|Location||Saint Louis, Missouri|
|Exterior color||Nero Black|
|Interior color||Rich Tan|
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