Frank Reisners Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica seemed certain to take the 1970s sports car scene by storm. The Italian-based operation had put itself through a battery of industry lessons, many of them hard learned, throughout the 1960s, and had come out on the other end better for having done so. Once stubbornly committed to a two-part manufacturing system, with the Apollo GTs chassis/exterior built in Italy and the powertrain added in California, Reisner had consolidated production and was running a tight ship in turning out his popular and innovative Italia by the hundreds. Enter the 1970 Intermeccanica Murena, one of the classic sports car communitys most recognizable of outlandish designs.
Having fine-tuned the nuts-and-bolts (so to speak) of his Euro-American operation by the mid-1960s, Reisner then looked to expand his marketplace presence with the introduction of yet another model. The 1970 Intermeccanica Murena was a major departure from the GT models upon which Reisner had built his company name. A sport wagon of remarkable design, the 1970 Intermeccanica Murena was as novel aesthetically as it was difficult to market commercially. Enormous in its dimensions, the 1970 Intermeccanica Murena was 205 inches in length and weighed in at a little less than two tons. It was also spacious, with over 30 square feet of seats down cargo capacity and nearly 14 with the seats up. Finally, the Murena, of which only 11 units were produced, was characterized by the signature blend of Italian design and American motor power. Its meaty Ford V-8 moved the sport wagon along at respectable speeds, given the juggernauts size.
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