Robert Cumberford penned this design. If you recall he used to do “By Design” for Automobile Magazine where he would critique vehicle design and call out every detail you didn’t notice, like an emblem in the middle of an egg crate grille that looking strikingly like a Ferrari copy. He now does the same for Sports Car Market.
Italia Spyers trade from $25 to 45K in the market today which seems to be trending up for the 376 they produced which should make Mr. Cumberford proud. And while the owner of this one on eBay in Camarillo, California claims this to be an easy restoration, you’d have to be sniffing the well ink of Robert’s critiques to think this is nothing short of lots of time and money like any good restoration is. Some good background on the car from Conceptcarz.com along with a shot of a completed car that I borrowed from their site in the below.
“RARE 1971 INTERMECCANICA ITALIA SPYDER ,VERY LATE CAR WITH AC ,PW ,BARN FIND ,71 K OIRGINAL MILES , FORD 351 CLEVLAND ENGINE ,4 SPEED TRANS WITH HURST SHIFTER ,CAR HAS A TYPICAL RUST IN A FEW SPOTS ,OTHERWISE A VERY SOLID CAR ,FLOORS TRUNK AND CHASSIS ARE RUST FREEVAND SOLID ,MISSING SPARE ,CAR HAS FACTORY WIRE WHEELS ,NEEDS RESTORATION ,CLEAN CALIFORNIA TITLE AND REGISTRATION , CAR HAS BEEN STORED AND OFF THE ROAD FOR MANY YEARS ,VERY COMPLETE AND A EASY PROJECT TO RESTORE”