Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

intermeccanica-italia-spyder-frontThis car haunted me for years.

Seriously, I saw it at a car show and could NOT figure out what the heck it was! It wasn’t until over 2 years later when I saw a picture of a similar car online and learned that I was looking at an Intermeccanica Italia!

I first saw this vehicle at Cars and Coffee and could NOT identify what it was. The car had no badging, emblems, or anything to indicate the manufacturer.

intermeccanica-italia-spyder-rearI showed the picture to friends who could also not identify it. I assumed it was some sort of fiberglass-bodied kit car.

Then in 2015, I saw a picture of another one on the Internet by chance and learned that the car I had spotted was an Intermeccanica Italia. The car is a true roadster with no provision for a top. Looking at the dashboard, I do not see a radio or any A/C vents. This is a fair-weather car for sure.

intermeccanica-italia-spyder-interiorThe “Italia” was a GT sports car, of which approximately 500 were made between 1966 and 1972. It is unknown how many of them are in America. I’ve got no idea as to what engine or transmission it might have under the hood. If you know any further details or background on these cars, please chime in and post a comment!