1950 Ford Italmeccanica IT160 news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 496252024
|Sold for $143,000 at 2010 RM Auctions.|
The IT160 was powered by a Ford Flathead V8 engine with two-barrel carburation. The prototype car had a Cadillac power-plant. Top speed on the prototype car was in the neighborhood of 140 mph and could race from zero-to-sixty in ten seconds.
The IT160 had a three-speed column-mounted manual transmission and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The design of the aluminum body is credited to the coachbuilding firm of Stabilimenti Farina.
This example is painted a metallic red/copper with red vinyl and ivory cloth interior and tan headliner. It is believed that this car is mostly original with upgrades installed as needed. Inside, the dash has Brevettato gauges including tachometer and speedometer. There is an AM radio and a wire-bound two-spoke steering wheel.
In 2010, this car was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $60,000 - $100,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $143,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2010
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