1965 Innocenti Spider

1965 Innocenti Spider

Over the years from 1961 to 1965 Innocenti produced Lambretta scooters as well as a range of automobiles, mainly of British Leyland origins. They bought Austin Healey Sprite chassis from BMC and fitted them with their own bodies. This Ghia body was designed by Tom Tjaarta, in his first job as a designer with Ghia. after he graduated from the University of Michigan. Tom is best know for his design of the Panterra and Fiat 124. The brand was retired in 1996, six years after being acquired by Fiat.

 

This 1965 Innocenti 1100 S Spideri was purchased new at the BMC dealership in Palo Alto dealership of import car distributor Kjell Qvale, the car reportedly spent the next 29 years with its original owner. It remained in California for 17 additional years with its second owner, who showed it at events including the 2008 Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance, 2009 Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue, and 2009 Concorso Italiano at Monterey. The current owner purchased the car in 2017, and has just recently consigned it to us for resale. The Spider was the first Tom Tjaarda design for Ghia and was assembled by OSI in Milan. Fewer than 7,000 cars were produced over five years, approximately 2,100 of which were 1100 S models such as this one. Tom Tjaarda's signature is on the back of the passenger seat!

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$42,995.00Price
Color: Black
Interior: Red