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It was now twelve years following Frank Reisners founding of the Italian-based Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica as a tuning kit provider, and the company had made a genuinely unique name for itself in the sports car industry. Partnerships abroad, ventures into the GT design/engineering space, and several changes to the production model had shaped Reisners company into a lean sports car manufacturing operation. The Intermeccanica Italia had done more than its share in establishing the European-American company as a notable player on the high-end automotive scene, with units selling at around 100 to 120 each year. With sales growth on the ascent and steadily favorable reviews for the Italia, Reisner took another leap in an unpredictable direction. The 1971 Intermeccanica Murena was, among other things, a testament to the companys avant-garde sensibilities.
Classified as a sport wagon, the 1971 Intermeccanica Murena was every bit the wagon half of its classification. At over 200 inches in length and approaching 4,000 pounds in weight, the 1971 Intermeccanica Murena was likely descended from mid-20th century aircraft carriers and had the storage capacity to prove it. The Murena had a rear-seats down cargo capacity of over 30 square feet and just under half that with the seats up. Like its fellow Intermeccanica models, the Apollo and the Italia, the Murena was powered by an American engine, a mighty Ford V-8, and moved smoothly down the highways because of it. The gargantuan land vessel did not turn with any great ease, but moving in a straight line was cake on a plate with such a strong motor at work under the enormous hood. For reasons of its high price, and perhaps one or two others, Intermeccanica produced only 11 Murenas in all, making it one of the rarest sports cars of its era.
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