I never heard of CMC using IM hinges but mine is a 1988 kit --- so no id at all on hinges. Indeed CMC did buy up IM Speedster molds, tooling and guess other stuff in 1979. The Manf Id that IM put on passengers side door frame was just a a foil sticker that often get removed during a repainting. The 200 miles is very unusual if IM built it in 1980. It isn't unusual for a CMC to site for years unfinished - still some in crates. Not sure how one imports a CMC kit into Canada though. Wonder what the title says and where the '65 VW chassis came from. Sure is a mystery!
A very interesting mystery. Just to note, here is what I got from IM:
Robert Ruskey of Intermeccanica here. I’ll be taking this inquiry over from Henry.
Thanks for the photo of the hood hinges. Yes, the car is highly likely to be an Intermeccanica built in Santa Ana, CA between the years 1976-80.
The reason I can’t say absolutely for certain just yet is that there were a few in the later years that ‘snuck by’ as Intermeccanica’s with these
hinges after the company tooling was sold to CMC back around 1980-81.