My Car Quest

April 20, 2021

Missing: 1969 Intermeccanica Italia IMX

Where is it now?

by Wallace Wyss –

I don’t know where it is. I don’t even know if it’s worth finding. But it is a one off show car Intermeccanica made for the 1969 Turin show.

Intermeccanica Italia IMX

I think it was an update of the Italia. A coupe version. Maybe, since I don’t know if it survived, I’ll just add a design critique.

FRONT Four headlights. Horrible idea. All the spoilers further degrade it. NACA ducts in hood are good but about 20% too big.

Intermeccanica Italia IMX

SIDE Attempt at vents slightly more successful, than stock Italia vent. Rear seems too long.

Intermeccanica Italia IMX

REAR No comment, can’t find a picture of the rear view (except a side view with the hatch open).

Speaking of pictures the female model draped all over the car is demeaning. Good thing the car was fiberglass.

Intermeccanica Italia IMX

Like to know where the car is now. If it was finished to show condition? When and if Intermeccanicas get recognized at Pebble Beach with its own class this car should be there. But not that leggy model…she might try and climb onboard again…and she’d be pushin’ 70…so I don’t want to see that.

Intermeccanica Italia IMX

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Wallace Wyss

THE AUTHOR/ARTIST: As a barn finder Wyss found and bought three Bizzarrinis. His mistake was, he didn’t keep them…Inquiries about art availability can be directed to malibucarartt@gmail.com
 

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Missing: 1969 Intermeccanica Italia IMX
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Missing: 1969 Intermeccanica Italia IMX
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Let us know if you have seen this show car, a 1969 Intermeccanica Italia IMX.
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  1. John F Barron says

    To the best of my knowledge, the IMX was destroyed in a rail accident while being shipped somewhere in Europe. One of the reasons for it’s creation was upcoming headlight laws in certain countries. The car was a ‘standard’ steel Italia shell, modified at the factory, not fiberglass

  2. Wes Stewart says

    Those wheels belong on a ’57 Chevy.

  3. The spoilers enhance it and are functional. The model may have held up better than certain automotive journalists we all know.

  4. SKIP HINOJOS says

    WHAT WERE THE TAIL LIGHT S FROM ??

  5. Not my mix of mods, but I do like that there was an attempt at a slippery fastback. I’d prefer that option rather than just the factory notchback. Somewhere, years ago, I do recall seeing an Intermeccanica factory sketch for a more Pete Brock Daytona looking roofline. Were I ever to restomod a hard top Italia in poor condition, I’d be very tempted to dig that up and build it!

  6. Wallace Wyss says

    The Indra fastback looks too abrupt. Makes me think it’s smaller than the Italia. Or maybe there were two kinds of Indras with different fastback roof styles.

    • This Indra was the New York show car and the interior is as nice as any top of the line Ferrari . The IMX was totaled in a transportation accident in Europe. Never been seen since. There are numerous one – off Intermeccanica’s that were built and have gone missing. Here is a mid engined mule that is MIA I have no idea what this was called.

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