IM cabrio "D"

IM cabrio "D" just painted, new radio, heated seats, power windows, IM chassis car. New bilstein shocks, new front and rear sway bars. IRS rear suspension, 2 liter with Weber carbs, sync link linkage, porsche fan/shroud set up. New Kennedy clutch set up, CSP exhaust and heater boxes.  1-5/8 tubes! Stainless header. All linked to a gene berg five speed! Car is fun drive! Handles great!  Customer has taken the std IM to the next level. Hop in and drive it anywhere! Asking 45,000. Fair price in comparison to buying one and making all these upgrades.  Car is currently located in Auburn ca. Clear California title.

530-887-0800

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Rusty S posted:

My OCDness makes me state that this is not a cabrio it's just a D. There is a big difference.

Right.  A cabriolet has the windshield frame as part of the body, and is painted body colour.  That is one of the main differences.

Intermeccanica does not make a cabriolet, but they make a darned nice Convertible D.

It is a D. It's a beautiful car. It's the only IM with a Berg 5 speed. Tony has countless hours into fabrication and installation in this car.

This car was purchased by Victor from Theron several years ago. Since then a new engine, tranny and suspension upgrades, not to mention a new paint job. It's a really gorgeous car: the paint color changes from silver to a light violet blue in the sunlight. The price is quite reasonable considering what has been done. Henry Reisner is quite impressed that Anthony was able to install a Berg 5 - something Henry has never attempted in the past.

 

IaM-Ray posted:

Looks Good !  What year was it built?  This is your customer Anthony, did you do all the setup including the 5 speed installation 

I believe it was built in 1999, I will check with owner. Low miles on car- 9074, yes I installed and tuned the car. We fit a rear sway bar to the IM chassis, custom made five speed mount in addition to installing a support for the torsion tubes. Installing a five on a vw pan is much easier than on a chassis car such as this. The IM chassis has the ability to adjust the ride height via a torsion stop. This feature was retained when installing the five speed. 

Overall this car has it all, unique aircooled sound and handles like a go-cart on rails. This is a car you can take to cars and coffee at 7 am in the morning at 30 degrees out and have fun or take the top down later and enjoy the fresh air while your butt stays warm thru the heated seats

IaM-Ray posted:

Just curious, IM's build there cars by moving the engine and tranny forward about 1&1/2" did you have to back up the engine and tranny to mount the Berg 5?  

I spoke with Anthony this summer about what was involved here. The drive-train stayed in the standard IM position. What he did to make it work was staggering. I'm not scared of much, but I decided then and there that my 4-speed was going to be just fine in this car.

Stan Galat posted:
IaM-Ray posted:

Just curious, IM's build there cars by moving the engine and tranny forward about 1&1/2" did you have to back up the engine and tranny to mount the Berg 5?  

I spoke with Anthony this summer about what was involved here. The drive-train stayed in the standard IM position. What he did to make it work was staggering. I'm not scared of much, but I decided then and there that my 4-speed was going to be just fine in this car.

If you talk to Matt Berry he still had Carl's 901 5 speed a little while ago. How much work is that to fit in an IM?

Well it all depends how long the tranny is with the nose cone in comparison to a type one 4 Speed.  

I was just wondering on the build with the Berg because any help in reducing the pendulum which IM does by moving the engine forward is a bonus... Anthony said he was able to fit it in at the same location so whatever he did all the parts fit and the mounts he used allowed it be done .... good for him.  5 speeds provide more rowing action so who ever buys it will be part of the new rowing team of 5 guys. 

Hey that’s my old car!  This was a great car before the upgrades.  Reasonably priced after the upgrades.  The car has everything, heated seats and power windows.  The top is fully articulated and as close to water tight as you can get.

Also, for you Canada folk. It has a 1999 build date, so it can be imported to Canada.

-=theron

Hey gang,

Sorry I haven't contributed to this post until now.

The reason I'm selling this amazing car is that I've become sole owner of my family business in Los Angeles and just can't seem to find the time to enjoy it.

When I purchased the car from Theron originally, it was already loaded with features and a blast to drive.  Of coarse in our pursuit in the madness, I started making additional modifications to the car.

Below is a list of options from when I purchased the car:

Intermeccanica Convertable Roadster "D" (not Cabrio) - built in 1999
Sapphire Silver
2180cc Engine 160HP Dual Weber 48 IDF Carbs
911 Fan Shroud / External Oil Filter
Electric Oil Cooler
Full Tube Chassis
4 Wheel Disk Brakes
Power Roll-Up Windows
Fan Powered Defrost/Heater
Gray Leather Seats and Rear Jump Seat
2 Mode Heated Seats
Nardi Wood Steering Wheel
Gray Stayfast Top
Full & Half Tonneau In Gray Stayfast
German Square Weave Carpet, Silver Blue
Low Bumper Guards
Courtesy Lights
100 Watt Crossover Controlled 6 Speaker CD/Stereo
Automatic Power Antenna
Dual Cigar Lighters / Power Ports
New Proxis Tires 205/65R15
Hidden Battery Cut-Off

Here are the upgrades:


New Paint (2017) Sapphire Silver
5 Speed Berg
5 Speed Vintage Speed Shifter
Kennedy Stage 1 Clutch
CSP Python Exhuast
Synch-Lynch system
(4) Bilstein shocks
Front and Rear sway bars
New Pressure Regulator
New Spark Plugs
New Ron Lummus Racing Oil Breather Box
New H4 headlights
Blaupunkt period correct stereo with updated Aux cable
Custom Built Luggage Rack with wood slats
Vintage Luggage included

I'm not too mechanical so any questions related to work done should be directed to the best Speedster mechanic in NorCal - Anthony.

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