Based in Turin, Italmeccanica was part of the large cottage industry of custom cars and this IT160 Coupe was their answer to the ideal sports car. The model used a Ford flathead V8 engine in a new tub. The aluminum body is similar to the Cisitalia of the period and is currently credited to Stabilimenti Farina. The cars weighs 2,450 pounds and is estimated to have a top speed of 140 mph.
Simple Ford mechanicals make this Italian-American hybrid reasonable to repair and maintain. From the collection of noted Ford enthusiast Clyde Ensor, Sr., its uniqueness and limited production will certainly raise eyebrows at any vintage car show or concours.