2004 Intermeccanica 356A Roadster RS
For sale is a 2004 Intermeccanica 356A Roadster RS. This well-preserved car was built by Henry Reisner/Intermeccanica in Vancouver, BC Canada, and has only 14,098 miles. A year of research, planning, collecting, and restoring many original parts took place before the construction began. The production serial number is IM12406, and the build date was July 15, 2004. The highly desirable car is in excellent condition both inside and out, runs and drives exceptionally well, and has no driveability issues.
Porsche introduced the “Convertible D” in August of 1958 and continued production through 1959, building a total of 1,329 cars. The “D” stood for “Drauz”, the Coach builder that built the bodies for Porsche. Although similar to its predecessor the “Speedster”, the new version featured roll-up door windows, a taller windscreen, a taller canvas top with a larger rear window, more comfortable Cabriolet style seats, and more elaborate door trim. After less that two years, the “D” was gone, signaling the end of the “A” series cars, and the beginning of the new 356 Model “B”, which was introduced in September of 1959 with an all new motor and a complete new look.
The Intermeccanica Roadster “D” is a custom-built high-quality reproduction of the 1959 356-A Convertible D, featuring in-house designed and built tubular steel perimeter chassis and a Canadian made one-piece composite body. The Roadster “D” is Intermeccanica’s flagship model with its timeless style and its magnificent cabin featuring the unique one year only (1959) windscreen and fully developed convertible top. After less than two years the “D” was gone, signaling the end of the “A” series cars and the beginning of the new 356 Model “B”, which was introduced in September of 1959 with an all-new motor and a complete new look.
Standard Features As Originally Delivered:
Four-wheel independent suspension with trailing arms and torsion bars; Gas shock absorbers; Monroe low-pressure front, KYB high-pressure rear; Dual circuit brakes; Glasurit urethane paint, Color: Ivory – Code: POR 5704; Reproduction 356-type reclining seats; Haartz Stayfast cloth top with zippered rear window and matching boot, Tenax fasteners, Color: Brown/beige lining, Color Code: 1728; Reproduction 356-type door panels with pockets; Tinted glass; 2-speed windshield wipers; Electric windshield washer; High-efficiency heating and defrosting, 3 speed fan; Carpeted trunk; 3-point seat belt with retractors; Chrome plated windshield frame and hood handle; Original style door handles with key lock.
Optional Features As Specified By Original Owner:
2100 CC high performance engine; 145 HP; solid lifters with 1 ½” heat exchangers; custom dual muffler; “rear” exhaust system full valve access; MSD ignition; Four speed transmission with 3.44:1 final drive ratio; Original-look “Wide Five” four wheel disc brake package with 185/65 HR 15 performance tires on 5.5” x 15” chrome plated wheels front, and 205/60 HR performance tires on widened 7” x 15” chrome plated wheels rear; moon caps; Special full-flow oil cooler with oil thermostat (170° F); power fan with temperature switch; all stainless steel hoses; 24mm reinforced rear torsion bars; Full leather interior, Color: Brown; Color Code: Volo VO903; Original wool square weave carpeting, Color: Tan, Color Code: 400; Full Tonneau cover in Stayfast brown cloth, Code: 1728; 356 A style low bumper guards, chromed; Rear exhaust ports with stainless steel extensions; Grab handle on dash; Right hand matching mirror; Courtesy lights; All original Ivory color interior trim; MPH speedometer; H4 halogen headlights 55/60 watt, dual relay power supply; Radio pod; Under dash amplified antenna; Original style front trunk modification, including full-size (185/65-15) spare with leather strap, jack, tire iron; manual rack and pinion steering; Original Convertible D steering wheel, with horn ring, customer supplied; Reproduction horn button, original style signal switch, floor mounted headlight dip switch, all correctly wired for horn and headlight flash; Original style “umbrella style” park brake; Original style heater control; Original style dash and door panel trim; Kick panel storage bins, carpet covered with leather lining; Rear seat Footman’s loops (4) customer specified location, SST hardware; Map pockets on both seat backs; Extra grease fittings on front ball joints and rear suspension bushings, (total of 8); Reproduction ashtray and lighter; Original look shifter with reproduction knob; License plate brackets/frames, front and rear; Refinish combination gauge to read “TANK” and “OIL-TEMP”; Interior door lock knobs deleted; Seat head rests deleted; Switch headrests deleted; Switch and wiring provided for fog/driving lights; Clarion DXZ535 AM/FM-CD with Audio Research 4” x 6” coaxial speakers, front mounted with customer supplied grills (This was replaced in May 2011 with a vintage look refurbished Blaupunkt radio, including reupholstering of radio pod); Set of NLA fog light mount brackets.
The car is in the Seattle area and is a great find for someone to drive and enjoy a coach-built sports car. Asking price $47,750.
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