Of course, by “hybrid” we mean the best kind: European design and coachwork combined with an American power-train. Sure, the angry overhead cam sixes and fours from The Continent make wonderful noises, but there’s something great about being able to pick up replacement parts at your local chain store. This Intermeccanica Murena GT features a hi-po Ford 429c.i. V8 backed by a C6 automatic. Only 10 or 11 were ever built, but both Dean Martin and Elvis Presley each owned one. The overall styling is not unlike another Hooniverse favorite, the Espada.
This particular example looks to be in incredible shape, with clean paint and a cleaner interior. The rear’s a bit curious, as it looks to be designed for a pair or rear seats that aren’t present. Either that, or the fronts are allowed to recline all the way back for…well, just because. Were we to pick it up, we’d make sure that 429 was properly hot-rodded, and probably swap the wheels and tires to something that – tastefully – actually fills the wheel wells (and isn’t obviously from the Ford Parts bin).
And then we come to the price: $44,888. One one hand, that’s cheap for a 1 of 10 1960s Italian custom, on the other $45,000 is nine $5,000 wagons.
eBay Motors – 1969 Intermeccanica Murena GT