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From one ad for one of the 44 surviving cars -

The Squire was built in Italy exclusively for the American market, under a contract with Auto Sport Importers Inc, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The initial intention was to build at least 100 cars, and to this end, 100 complete Ford drive-trains were purchased and shipped to Italy. As one historian diplomatically put it, during the trip from the US to the Intermeccanica manufacturing facility, “there was a severe shrinkage of this inventory.” In the end, it was probably a good thing that the build only came to a total of 50 cars because while all were built during 1972 and 1973, the last of the new vehicles didn’t find themselves a home until 1975.

I think the original SS 100 did not have the twin-cam XK engine though. It was a big 6, but an earlier iteration, OHV with pushrods.

UPDATE:

-which really isn't so far from

especially if you spring for a Clifford intake for dual Webers

...though better yet might be the Chebby version which puts the intake works on the correct side of the valve cover...

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