INTERMECCANICA OMEGA - STUNNING - 1 OF 33 - ULTRA RARE
Price: - Item location: Mundelein, Illinois, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ferrari
- Model: Other
- Trim: COUPE
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 56,699
- VIN: SIC101109
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: V8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Ferrari OtherAutomobili Intermeccanica was founded in 1959 in the heart of Italy’s automobile manufacturing capital—Torino, r Turin. While Ferrari, aserati and Lamborghini designed and constructed both the bodies and drivetrains for their exotic cars in Italy, number of specialized manufacturers, he likes of Detomaso, so, izzarrini, nd Intermeccanica had their stunning and innovative coachwork conceived by some of the most renowned and progressive Italian automotive designers of the 20th century, ut equipped their cars with the powerful and ground-shaking, et ultra-reliable Ford and Chevrolet engines found in Shelbys and Corvettes. These cars, nown as hybrid exotics, ave now become amongst the most sought after exotic collector cars, s they represent the formidable combination of 60’s and 70’s Italian styling, oupled with American muscle car drivetrains—resulting in mobile beauties powered by beasts.
The Intermeccanica logo portrays a “Prancing Bull” obviously emulating…but at the same time provoking and challenging Enzo Ferrari’s “Prancing Horse" and Feruccio Lamborghini’s “Raging Bull".
The Intermeccanica Omega was one of the most beautiful and potent Italian-American hybrids of the 60’s and 70’s. It’s sleek styling was conceived by Franco Scaglione and Robert Cumberford, hile it chassis was designed by Intermeccanica’s founder and engineering genius Frank Reisner, ith the assistance of Formula 1 Engineer John Crosthwaite.
The bodies for the Omega were meticulously handcrafted at the Turin facility using steel panels that were actually hand-hammered over wooden bucks…representing the epitome of traditional coach-building. The bodies were then welded on to 4 inch square tube frames and shipped overseas to the legendary racing shop of Holman-Moody—YES….HOLMAN-MOODY! in North Carolina where final assembly was completed. With a direct connection to Ford, he Holman-Moody crew would, n the company of Carroll Shelby, repare GT40’s and other exotic race cars for Le Mans and countless other international races.
A MERE 33 EXAMPLES OF THE OMEGA ARE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN BUILT IN THEIR TWO YEAR PRODUCTION RUN BETWEEN 1967 AND 1968. This is far fewer than the Italia model that succeeded it, nd has given the Omega the tremendous significance of being amongst the rarest and lowest production “modern” exotic cars in existence.Indeed, he costs of building the Omega were so great, hat their continued production could not be justified. Carrying a true exotic list price of between $8000 and $9000, he Omega was twice the price of a Corvette or a Porsche, nd not a far cry from the price of a Ferrari 275GTB, hich cost (a mere!) $14,500 at the time.Take advantage of this very rare opportunity to purchase Omega serial # SIC101109 which, ccording to the book, Intermeccanica: The Story of the Prancing Bull” written by Andrew McCredie and Paula Reisner, as the 3rd of the 33 Omegas built. It was owned by the same gentleman from Pueblo, olorado, or the past 25 years, aving been purchased by him in 1990 from a renowned engine builder from Colorado Springs, olorado, ho purchased the car back in 1980. In the past 25 years, mere 1500 of a total of 56,699 miles have been put on the car, hich were strictly in fair weather, ainly to and from local car shows.The car is equipped with its correct Ford 302 drive train as originally built by Holman-Moody, hich was freshly rebuilt back in 1990 with 360 degree lifters, 2 to 1 compression, nd a Le Mans cam. With the exception of the Le Mans cam, he engine has all of the specs of the infamous GT40 small block built by Holman-Moody in the late 60’s, nd is equipped with its original 4 speed transmission.The car runs and drives beautifully as it was intended to perform, ith no mechanical issues.The car was also fully stripped and painted in its current color of silver by the previous owner, hich still shows as pristine, nd has just been wet sanded and polished to a beautiful finish by renowned restorer Skip McCabe of Chicago, ho has gone over and sorted the car in full.The car is presented without its front and rear bumpers, hich gives it a clean and refined look. Should the new owner be interested in installing bumpers, he rear bumper assembly is readily available and reasonably priced, s it can be found on other Intermeccanica models, owever, he front bumper, hich is a one-piece unit specific to the Omega, ould have to be custom-fabricated as it is not readily available. Such a fabrication would run about $3500, lus the cost of plating.The car also sports beautiful, and-crafted Gotti wheels, urchased from Phil Wood in California. The original Kelsey-Hayes Magstar spare comes with the car, nd these wheels are also readily available should the new owner prefer to have them on the car.There is a binder of documentation that goes with the car, hich includes original Intermeccanica Owners' Club Newsletters from the 70's, car show trophy and a newspaper clipping featuring the car.The car is being sold as-is and where-is with no warranties or representations, o interested parties are strongly encouraged to inspect the car, hich is located and available for inspection at the shop of Skip McCabe in Mundelein, llinois, ust outside of Chicago.Interested parties are invited to contact me directly at 416 258 5781 to ask any questions.