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2009 EU Titled Liquid Cooled TYP82 Kubelwagen – 50,000EUR

Intermeccanica Kubelwagen
 
The Intermeccanica-TYP82 Kubelwagen (faithful reproduction of 1939 VW WWII troop transport) is the ultimate summer fun vehicle! This Kubel is unique in many ways and is the best equipped and most drivable Kubel Intermeccanica has ever built. To top this off this Kubelwagen is legally licenced for road use in Spain so should be eligible for licencing anywhere in the EU! Fully factory built featuring North Africa Core sand color with tan top and full leather interior with custom cloth covers. Oak duck board floor mats, A/C, performance audio system and full instrumentation and much more round out the interior but still capture the simplicity which is the magic of a Kubel! Powered by factory new 2.0lt VW Golf motor with FI and 3-way cat custom exhaust, ZF ltd slip 4 speed transaxle, 4-wheel disc brakes, performance torsion bars and shocks. This Kubelwagen is as comfortable on the highway as it is on the dunes with none of the service issues associated with traditional air-cooled power plants and good heating to boot! Original owner since new, with virtually no mileage and ready for a new home. Now available for immediate delivery, recently serviced. If you crave a unique quality on road / off road vehicle you have found it. Ready to transport you and your family in one of a kind style and comfort with both great heating and air conditioning , perfect for daily driving or weekend touring. Please carefully review the photos in the Flickr file and the specifications in the table below to truly appreciate what this Kubel has to offer. Specifications and condition as supplied by owner to be verified by buyer. To view this Intermeccanica or arrange for a test drive please contact the owner Alex Wilson at irisrockinvestments@gmail.com. Any questions about this build project please feel free to contact Henry @ Intermeccanica henry@intermeccanica.com or call 604-219-2586

Desert Tan Kubelwagen (#82044)

GENERAL INFORMATION
DELIVERY DATE > July 2009
CURRENT OWNER > Alexander Wilson
CURRENT MILEAGE > ~2,000km
CONDITION > Good
REGISTRATION > Spain
COLOUR > Desert Tan RAL 1001
INTERIOR
SEATS > TYP-82 Kubelwagen “Bucket” seats front, bench seat rear
UPHOLSTERY > Full Leather Interior in Chesapeake Bay (Aqua AU618)
CARPET > Marine Carpeting in Sand 114
BINDING > Vinyl to Match
TOP / SIDE CURTAIN / BOOT COVER > Haartz Stayfast Topping Beige /Beige 1799
FASTENERS > Chrome snap
MECHANICALS
ENGINE > VW Golf Water-Cooled 2L Cross Flow Engine with OEM Closed Loop Fuel Injection, 120hp @ 5500rpm
EXHAUST SYSTEM > Intermeccanica Custom Exhaust with 3-way Catalytic Converter
TRANSAXLE > 3.88: Final Drive with Limited Slip Differential
SUSPENSION > 25mm reinforced rear torsion bars and Bilstein Shocks
BRAKE SYSTEM > Intermeccanica Four Wheel Disc Brakes
WHEELS > Mangels / Intermeccanica 15X5.5 colour matched moon caps\
SPECIAL FEATURES AND HISTORY
Air Conditioning (CFC Free, Single Condenser)
Custom Instrument Set (Tachometer, Coolant Temp, Clock)
Front Side Curtains with Vent Windows
Sun Visors
Ammo Can Lock
Original Style Custom “Duck Board” Wood Floor Mats
AM/FM / CD / iPod Stereo with 6 Speakers and Sub Woofer
Alarm with Front Door Pin Switches, Shock Sensor, and Intrusion Sensor
Three Point Seatbelts, Front and Rear
Headrests, Front and Rear
Tunnel Mounted Cup Holders
Full Skid Plate
HD Air Filter System for Dust
Custom, Removable Seat Covers Front and Rear
Tall Driver Seat Set Up
Lockable Storage Box in Passenger Compartment
Column Mounted Turn Signal Switch
Sound Deadening Insulation

2017 Canadian Air Cooled “S” – SOLD

With summer on your doorstep this is likely your one and only chance to enjoy the best of Canadian summer from behind the wheel of your own Intermeccanica “S”. This listing is for a beautiful “original” inspired Intermeccanica “S” (1958 356-A Speedster reproduction) capturing the essence of the late 50’s sportscars experience with the peace of mind of all new construction and top quality material throughout. Classic German sportscar silver with red interior, black Stayfast top exudes the elegance of the age! Glass roll up side windows and positive seal at the windshield makes for an experience that no original can match. Powered by CB performance “High Performance” 21100 cc 145HP engine and under 1,900 Lbs total weight this Intermeccanica is a blast to drive. Available now with only 5,000 total Kilometers and never in the rain, the original owner is looking for a new caretaker for this beauty. As well suited for a day at your local car gathering as it is on a weekend back roads driving trip, this jewel will brighten any garage it is parked in! Lovingly cared for and maintained, mechanical, body paint and trim in “as new” condition. If you have been thinking about an Intermeccanica this example may be one of one available for sale this season, don’t think too long on this one! Please check out the full detail below. Note as a referral listing all specifications are as supplied to Intermeccanica by the owner and are to be verified by the buyer. Any questions about this build project please feel free to contact Henry @ Intermeccanica henry@intermeccanica.com or call 604-219-2586

Williams "S"

GENERAL INFORMATION
DELIVERY DATE > July 2017
CURRENT OWNER > SOLD
CURRENT MILEAGE > 5000 KM
CONDITION > Like New
REGISTRATION > Ontario
COLOR > Iridium Silver MB 775 Glasurit base clear

INTERIOR
SEATS > Roadster style, silver piping, full low install
UPHOLSTERY > Original Vinyl Red PRZ-027C
CARPET > Square Weave Wool Black 319
BINDING > Original Vinyl Black
TOP/BOOT COVER > “Low Bow” Stayfast cloth Black / Black 848
FASTENERS > Tenax

MECHANICALS
ENGINE > CB Performance VW Type 1 / Intermeccanica “High Performace” 2110cc / 145 HP at 5500 RPM
EXHAUST SYSTEM > Dansk / Intermeccanica H.P. “Big Pipe” original 356 dual chrome tips
TRANSAXLE > Intermeccanica VW Type 1 IRS 4-Speed, “Touring” 3.44:1 final drive
SUSPENSION > Intermeccanica HP , 24mm Torsion bars
BRAKE SYSTEM > Intermeccanica “Original Style” 5 X 205 mm bolt pattern 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, SST brake hoses
WHEELS > Mangels / Intermeccanica “Original Style” 15X5.5 chrome “Moon” caps
TIRES > Yokohama 185/65-15

SPECIAL FEATURES AND HISTORY

Glass roll up side windows, power with hidden switches
Banjo 390mm steering wheel, Ivory with original style horn button
Full set of customer supplied and installed original name plates
Original style “Retrosound” push button radio with USB input and Bluetooth in silver pod. 4 – 6-1/2 coaxial speakers original style speaker grilles. Hirshman antenna. Auxiliary power port under dash
Brakerless HP ignition
Rotary fuel pump
HD, 24mm rear torsion bars
Original “drum brake” look 4 wheel disc brakes
Auxiliary oil cooler, 72 plate with automatic power fan SST Oil Lines
IM custom spring plates with inboard ride height adjustment. Trailing arm pivot point adjustability
Custom carburetor tuning
Ivory interior trim
Chrome plated hood handle, reproduction 356 chrome washer nozzles
Original style door handles with locking push button
Chrome plated windshield frame
Original style dash and door panel trim
Performance shifter
Passenger side door mirror
Front ¼ panel pockets
Battery cut off switch
“Tall Customer” seat setting and inner body modification

To have your Intermeccanica listed please contact Henry Reisner at 604-872-4747 or henry@intermeccanica.com

1988 US Titled Air Cooled Turbo “D”

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1988 US Titled Air Cooled Turbo “D” – 29,900$

With only a handful of these “Turbo Look” Intermeccanica Roadsters ever built, this particular IM is a very unique opportunity.  Two owner, very low mileage and original it will not take much to turn this beauty into a show winner. Custom built in 1987 for a PA customer this IM is still in PA and has been garage stored for its entire life.  Under 18,000 total miles on the original VDO black face instruments to complement the Guards Red paint and black full leather interior featuring Recaro seats. Fitted with very custom and cool purpose made alloy wheels this full tube chassis Intermeccanica has to be one of the more unique looking Roadsters in existence.  Custom bumpers and full front air dam round out the look of this custom 356! Powered by a 2110cc T-1 air cooled engine and 4 speed transaxle this IM has the potential to be as much fun to drive as it is to look at. This Intermeccanica is ready to take you on your summer’s travel adventure! These custom Roadsters consistently turns heads for that second look and is sure to find a new home quickly so do not hesitate.

Being sold now by the second owner after many years of ownership as yet another child leaves home for college and all the financial burdens that this implies!  As this IM is accurately titled as 1988 it is eligible for importation into Canada (15+ years) and into the EU as an “old timer” (30+ years) making importation a snap and keeping duty and taxes lower.  As this is a 30+ year old a pre purchase inspection or site visit is recommended. This IM is priced fairly so do not ponder too long or it will be gone. This is a referral listing please contact the owner, Mr. Deemer at belowbook@hotmail.com or 412-877-4113  to arrange a viewing and test drive.   Please check out the full details and photos below.  Note as a referral listing all specifications are as supplied to Intermeccanica by the owner and are to be verified by the buyer.   Any questions about this build project please feel free to contact Henry at  henry@intermeccanica.com or call 604-219-2586

Deemer Roadster Turbo Look

GENERAL INFORMATION
DELIVERY DATE > May 1988
CURRENT OWNER > Deemer
CURRENT MILEAGE > 17,300 miles
CONDITION > Very Good, with a few chips in paint
REGISTRATION > Pennsylvania, USA Title
COLOR > Guards Red

INTERIOR
SEATS > Recaro, Full Matching Leather

UPHOLSTERY > Full Leather, Black
CARPET > Mercedes Cut Pile Carpeting, Charcoal
TOP/BOOT COVER > Roadster Stayfast Black

FASTENERS > Tenax

MECHANICALS
ENGINE > 2100cc VW Type 1 Air Cooled, 135hp
EXHAUST SYSTEM > Intermeccanica Single Tip Exhaust
TRANSAXLE > Intermeccanica 4-Speed Manual
SUSPENSION > Four wheel independent suspension with trailing arms and torsion bars, gas shock absorbers
BRAKE SYSTEM > Intermeccanica Dual Circuit Brakes, Front Discs
WHEELS >Chevoit “Star” Style 15”X7” Front, 15”X8” Rear, Black and Silver with Silver Alloy Lug Nuts
TIRES >
Yokohama, 205/50 Front, 225/50 Rear

SPECIAL FEATURES AND HISTORY
Special IM “Turbo” Option including flares, special bumpers and chin spoiler

Bra and car cover

Alpine Cassette Stereo with 4 way Speakers and electric antenna

911 Style Instruments

Leather Nardi Steering Wheel

Recaro Seats in Black Leather

Modern Intermeccanica Tubular Steel Chassis

2 Speed Windshield Wipers

Electric Windshield Washer

High Efficiency Heat and Defrost

This Intermeccanica meets the requirements for import into Canada and Europe as a classic car!

Please contact the owner of this vehicle at belowbook@hotmail.com or 412-877-4113

To have your Intermeccanica listed please contact Henry Reisner 604-872-4747 henry@intermeccanica.com

Treffen 2019 – Registration Open

Dear Intermeccanica friends: 

2019 is a special year for Intermeccanica:  it has been 60 years since the founding of our company back in 1959 in Turin, Italy.  We want to take the opportunity to celebrate this occasion with you, our customers and friends who have made Intermeccanica the company it is today.

We are holding our Intermeccanica 60th Anniversary Tour this year based out of beautiful Oliver, BC in the middle of BC’s wine country.  This year we have moved our date in an effort to avoid the wild fire problems that have scuttled plans for the last couple of years.  Tour dates are Friday June 21st – Sunday June 23rd.    

For Intermeccanica friends who can’t make the Tour or for Tour participants who don’t want it to end, we will be holding a 60th Anniversary Party in the afternoon of Monday June 24th in Vancouver close to the old shop.  I hope you save the date as I would love to see as many of you as possible to join us on the Tour and at the 60th Anniversary Party!

For further on the Intermeccanica 60th Tour and 60th Anniversary Party information please email Robert in our office intermeccanica@telus.com with “60th Tour” in the subject line.  On behalf of the Intermeccanica & Meccanica staff and Reisner family I want to thank you for your ongoing support and friendship.  I look forward to seeing all of you in June!

 

Henry Reisner

 

Please note: we will initially be releasing only 25 spots on the Treffen for 2019, so please sign up quickly to secure your place!

 

Newsletter 2017 – What a Year at Intermeccanica


 

WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS & ALL THE BEST FOR 2017

Intermeccanica Winter 2017 Newsletter.

 
 
 
 

What a Year

2017 has been a very exciting year for me and for Intermeccanica. This past fall I completed the merger of Intermeccanica with my partner, Jerry Kroll’s, and my new venture, Electrameccanica. The new company is committed to taking the Intermeccanica history and tradition into the new millennium, opening opportunities not only on the new electric drive front, but also keeping the classic Intermeccanica products developing far into the future.

 
 
 

This new chapter opens horizons for me personally and provides Intermeccanica access to world class engineering, marketing and financial resources. The first joint IM/EMV product, our E-Roadster, made its debut at this year’s Vancouver Luxury and Supercar Show. This Roadster is powered by a 71 hp AC motor with 120 ft-lbs of torque and has a range of 200 kilometers with a lithium ion battery pack. I cannot tell you what an amazing feeling it is to be behind the wheel of this unique Intermeccanica, so smooth and effortlessly quiet! – Teaser Video click here

 
 
 

Our next EV project will hit the road by February of next year and will be powered by a new motor transaxle combination. Single speed EV transaxle with a 180 hp/235 ft-lb (peak) power! And 35 kwh of Li Ion battery projected to give us six second 0-100 kph times, can’t wait to drive this one!

 
 
 

I have a number of E-Roadster projects in my production schedule for 2018 and more inquiries each week. Goes to show that there are endless ways to enjoy an open sports car! Contact me if you are interested in learning more.

A little further down the road the engineering, marketing and finance team and I are working on our next ground-up design (to follow up our successful Electrameccanica Solo commuter EV): our Tofino two passenger convertible sportscar! The Tofino will be the natural evolution of the current Intermeccanica products, brought into the modern age with the classic “less is more” sportscar philosophy. Expect strong performance, solid construction, classic lines, quality materials and build standards. The first true sportscar of the Electric Age! We are well on our way with chassis design and expect to be driving our first chassis by the end of this coming March, with a full prototype planned for the end of 2018. See here for more info and to sign up for a newsletter.

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This past year or so has seen a number of great Intermeccanica projects come through the shop. From a “forty year vision” brought to life

 
 
 

to a right hand drive Roadster for a UK customer, to three beautiful and unique air cooled six cylinder powered Intermeccanicas

 
 
 

still a personal favourite. Classic air cooled four cylinder cars ranged from traditional to a truly visionary “outlaw” inspired “S”

 
 
 

for a Vancouver area friend and customer. The ever popular Subaru liquid cooled drive option continues to grow as a percentage of my sales. This last year these included a classic looking Roadster and a racing inspired “S” with numerous detail touches.

 
 
  Looking towards 2018, my production schedule includes a pair of “super wide” “S’s”. This look has once again captured the imagination with its strong visual statement and familiar voluptuous curves.

These will pack a punch: both Subaru powered, one with a turbo motor!

I have a pair of six cylinder air cooled projects on the go. Later in the spring we will be starting production on our new E-Roadster/E-S offering. (More specs to follow soon on this new variant). As well as a pair of modern “hot rod” inspired liquid cooled “S” models. Like I said, the future looks amazing! If you are thinking about placing an order for delivery of Summer 2018, better give me a call. I would love to custom build an Intermeccanica for you!

On the Electrameccanica side of the business, our Solo is really taking off with reservations both individual and corporate coming in daily. We are in the tooling stage with our contract manufacturers and expect to see Solos coming from them later in 2018 as we ramp up local manufacturing now to fill this gap. We expect to deliver 75,000 Solos over the next three years!

Earlier this year Electrameccanica’s shares were listed on the OTCQB Exchange (ECCTF) and we are currently going through the process of uplisting onto the Nasdaq Exchange to help build on the $20 million plus equity already secured through private investment. To anchor this move we have enlisted the help of a New York based Investment Bank. It is on this strength that we will build a great new car company for a modern world.

Despite the fact that I was busy on both the IM and EMV side of the business in 2017, I did have a chance to take in numerous early Saturday morning Car & Coffee events with my eldest Ivy who worked with me this past year – which was simply amazing!

 
 
 

We had a great customer showing at the 26th Annual Great Canadian VW Show. And we were honoured to be invited to display at the Vancouver Luxury and Supercar Show in September.

 
 
  In October, I was invited by the Intermeccanica Club of Japan to join their 25th Anniversary meeting in Nagano, Japan. A huge thank you to Kenji Ikegame, the club president, and to the entire club. 25 years! These guys are like my family on the other side of the globe. If you have not been there, you need to go.

 
 
 

It was very disappointing for Holly and I to have to cancel the Intermeccanica Treffen this past summer. With all the fires and tens of thousands of our fellow British Columbians out of their homes and worse, I could not imagine driving all of you through the smoke to have a good time as others suffered. The great news is that we have a date for the 2018 Intermeccanica Treffen: August 24 – 26 with a return to the Okanagan Valley planned with great roads, food and of course, Intermeccanica people! (And maybe a winery or two as well…)

If you have time please come and visit Intermeccanica / Electrameccanica at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 9-12, 2018 or the Vancouver Auto Show March 28 – April 1, 2018.

In closing, I want to wish all of you and your families the very best for Christmas and for a fun and good-health filled 2018, from the Reisner family and the now expanded Intermeccanica and Electrameccanica family too! If you have questions about anything you saw or read in this newsletter or simply want to ask about Intermeccanica or Electrameccanica vehicles new or used, please email me henry@intermeccanica.com or call my mobile 604-219-2586 any time.

For a closer look into some of the builds in this newsletter – click on the links below.

Michael’s S
Quantum Run
Don’s S
Brian’s Outlaw

Thank you for your interest.

Henry Reisner
President, Intermeccanica International, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer, Electrameccanica…..

 
 
 
 

IM Christmas card and Treffen X wrap up

Treffen X


WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS & ALL THE BEST FOR 2015
May the year to come find you with open roads and clear skies.

Intermeccanica Treffen XIt is hard for me to believe that this past August 2224th was our 10th Anniversary Tour. Seems like only yesterday that I was barbequing salmon with my staff at our first ever event!

The 2014 Tour took us back by popular request to the southern Okanagan Valley of beautiful British Columbia. We based our tour out of the town of Osoyoos and the Spirit Ridge Resort and Spa. We had perfect weather and I was thrilled to see a capacity group made up of many returning friends and a great number of first time participants. It is great to see this group reconnect so quickly after a full year apart. Friday night’s welcome dinner was preceded by a private tour of Tin Horn Creek Vineyards Winery with proprietor and wine maker Sandra Oldfield touring us through their vines and explaining to us about the unique micro climate of the southern Okanagan Valley. This was followed by a private tasting with canapés. Dinner took place at Miradoro Restaurant next door to the winery, where Manny and his staff made this a memorable event with an incredible table set on their beautiful patio, giving us an uninterrupted view of the valley to our south as the sun set. The meal was exquisite and everybody enjoyed themselves.

Saturday was Tour Day. We started with gourmet breakfasts in our room, catered by Holly’s sister, Penny Bees of Bees Catering. After a quick drivers’ meeting, the group of 24 cars divided themselves (with a bit of help) into faster & slower groups and we went off into the fresh morning air through some of the most fun and twisty roads I know.

Our first stop was about one hour north for coffee. When those of us in the slower group arrived, the faster guys had taken all the tables in the sun at our selected coffee shop: this is the reward for being in the lead!

After a bit of relaxation and even some time to take in a local craft market, we went off again for our longest leg of the Tour: up the steep and twisty valley slopes and through beautiful forests and meadows, eventually crossing over a pass on what must be 15 kilometres of the most fun you can ever have in a car between the Okanagan Valley and the Similkameen Valley. If you are ever in this area, just remember “Green Mountain Road”.

We lunched at the Grist Mill in Keremeos, an historic British Columbia destination where the manager Kim English gave us an introduction to the Mill and its importance to the local valley and the gold rush in the Yukon. Lunch under the trees with fresh lavender lemonade followed. Everybody had time to relax and check out the Mill if they wanted to, or just sit and chat.

Our last stop on the Tour was at Forbidden Fruits Winery along the shores of the Similkameen River where proprietors Steve Venables and Kim Brind’Amour provided beautiful fruit baskets from this organic orchard for our group to enjoy as Steve explained and poured tastings of their many delicious award winning fruit wines.The group returned to our host hotel in time to have a rest or take a swim before our dinner was served on the hotel’s patio overlooking Lake Osoyoos.

This was a fun filled day with laughs and yacking going into the early hours of Sunday! Sunday morning we brought the group together for a cars & coffee event on the crush pad of the NK’MIP (pronounced In-ka-meep) Cellars Winery at our host hotel, giving everybody another chance to look at cars and compare notes! This event was followed by our last official Tour event: a wine tasting at Road 13 Winery a few kilometres north of our host hotel. Nice selection of wines and an amazing view of storm clouds heading over the hills, but not traveling fast enough to cause any tops to be put up!

All together another great event and only possible with the support and participation of such amazing Intermeccanica customers& friends. I also must recognize the hard work of Robert Ruskey who makes this event happen every year! Also my wife Holly and daughter Ivy who, with me, was responsible for the Tour Route Book. It was also great to have Robert and Lana, Kevin and Karen, and Ali and Mashid from my staff there. I hope you give some thought to joining us in

2015 for our 11th Tour to be held Next September 18th20th.

If you would like to see more picutres from the tour, please click the link below.Thank you!

Henry

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Intermeccanica Winter 2014 Newsletter

Intermeccanica 2014 Winter Newsletter

I guess it is safe to say that life is good!! I write this newsletter from the lanai of a long time Intermeccanica customer and friend, Sandy Lynne, in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii!

 

 

Change and more change
It has been too long since my last newsletter and much has happened at and with Intermeccanica in this time. In brief: Intermeccanica moved premises of over 22 years in August of 2013. Man, there was a lot of stuff and even more dust!! Our current location in New Westminster is about 20 minutes east of the old location along our Hwy #1 and is working out fine. (Still working on setup 1½ years later!) For all of you who have visited, I thank you. For those of you who plan to visit, call me if you get lost!

The “new” Intermeccanica premises at the Meccanica Building are coming along very nicely. This space will be a real jewel, thanks to the commitment, great effort and support of Scott Cressey and his whole team on this project. This new building is right down the street from the old shop. Scott has created a new space on the ground floor of a beautiful new, car themed, condo development. This will be the first time ever that the City of Vancouver will allow light industrial and residential spaces to be shared. We will have beautiful show room and production space in one of Vancouver’s trendiest new neighbourhoods. Expected completion of the space is summer/fall 2014. More details on this in coming newsletters.

 

 

Innovation drives us

Current Intermeccanica production is running about 50% modern liquid cooled and 50% traditional air cooled. Both of these products are evolving with continual R&D on the liquid cooled, including the development of “hidden” a/c and heating systems for a true “original” interior look. We are also working on a new cooling system layout which, if successful, will offer a bigger fuel tank and improved front trunk space. On the air cooled front, we have worked with CB Performance’s more recent generation of fuel injection systems as well as newly available HD aluminum push rods which are a great addition to a proven platform. Contact me for more details.

We are currently putting the final touches on our 2014 price lists and will have these available soon. We are planning on offering pricing both in our traditional “à la carte” format as well as the newer “factory spec” format. As many of you may have noticed, we have been asked by the US D.O.T. to improve clarity on our website as to the fact that Intermeccanica only sells coaches or rolling chassis versions of our products into the US market. This has always been the case as we have always relied on US side partners for the supply of drive line and final assembly to our US customers. This is not a change, simply a clarification as required by the US D.O.T. If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact me.

Another small change that has taken place is the renaming of our  models to Intermeccanica S and Intermeccanica D. Again, this was a voluntary move Intermeccanica has undertaken to clarify any copyright questions that could arise from Volkswagen, the new Porsche parent company.

 

 

Special projects
Intermeccanica is undertaking a couple of special projects at this time as a way of testing the market in related automotive ventures.First, we have begun the restoration of a 1967 Intermeccanica Italia for a long time Intermeccanica customer and friend, Gerry. This is our first foray into this field. Progress is steady. We are excited for the prospect of soon seeing this Italia with a fresh coat of paint! This is the first real bridge between the Italian and North American Intermeccanica products and I hope the first of a new line of work for Intermeccanica! 

 

Another undertaking is the “backdating” of a Porsche 964 into a 911 ST inspired hot rod for another long time Intermeccanica customer and friend, Mike. This is proving to be lots of fun. We have just received the new body panels so soon we should see some nice progress on this unique project.

If you are interested in further details on either of these projects or have an idea of something you think would be a good match for our skills, please contact me.

Smaller projects in process at the shop now include the restoration of a Typ-82 Kubel, an older Roadster, and the upgrade/repair of a couple of older IM products. If you have been thinking about having some work performed on your Intermeccanica, please contact me. I would be thrilled to discuss this with you.

 

 

IM Tour
Our 9th annual Intermeccanica Tour took place this past July 12 to 14. We returned to the familiar surroundings of beautiful Whistler, B.C. for two days, with a wrap up open house at the new Intermeccanica location in New Westminster. I was thrilled to have such great support from long time IM Tour participants and excited to have so many new friends join us for this event.I am thrilled to announce that this year’s IM Tour will take place August 22nd to 24th, 2014. We will be returning by popular demand to British Columbia’s Okanogan wine country for a fun filled weekend of top notch drives & entertaining with our Intermeccanica friends new and old! Please let Robert in our office know if you are interested as we were close to capacity last year. More details around this great weekend will be available soon. 

 

Carlisle the UK & Europe
To my IM customers and friends on the east coast and mid-west, I want to let you know that I will be back at the Carlisle Import and Specialty Car Show in Carlisle, Pennsylvania May 16 to 18 in conjunction with Michael & David my dealers, Intermeccanica US from Southfield, Michigan. I am already aware of one IM customer making the trek to Carlisle all the way from California! I would love to organize an IM customer dinner for the Friday night, May 16, if there is sufficient interest. Please contact me if you would like to participate in such an event. If you are interested in looking at Intermeccanica’s as well as competitor’s products, and you can make the time to visit Carlisle, you will not be disappointed. If you are coming out please let me know so that we can set up a time to meet.For all my enthusiastic Intermeccanica friends in the UK and Europe, I am thrilled to let you know that I am working with new partners in the London area to bring Intermeccanica products into the UK and hopefully continental Europe. We are trying to do this in a fashion that will make our Intermeccanicas more competitive in the UK and European markets. The first of these products will be on the water shortly. Please contact me for further information.I know that for many of you this has been a long and cold winter, the good news is that spring and all the automotive fun that this season brings is only a few weeks away so if you have been thinking that this is your year to build an Intermeccanica please reach out to me or to Michael in Michigan. We can still get you behind the wheel of your custom built Intermeccanica for this season. If you are looking for pre-owned we can assist you in locating the perfect Intermeccanica for you to enjoy! I look forward to hearing from you and would ask that you forward this note to anyone you know who you think might enjoy reading!

Please see the links below for more photos and details.

Thank you!

Henry

Pre owend Intermeccanicas

Intermeccanica US

Subaru Roadster project images

Italia project images

911 ST project images

2013 IM Tour images

Maui house rental

Meccanica building

Intermeccanica in New West

 

 

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Intermeccanica Italia Restoration

Intermeccanica 1967 Italia restoration project

Any of you who have visited Intermeccanica in the last decade or more will know that we have had an original Intermeccanica Italia at the shop.  Intermeccanica originally purchased this Italia to become the basis for a design for a “new” Italia project for us to custom build.  Well, it turns out that digital design is the method of today. So the years 2006 through 2008 were spent digitally refining our vision for a new Italia.  (For more information on this exciting concept please contact me at henry@intermeccanica.com)

This left the poor 1967 Italia abandoned and in slightly sad shape. Fast forward to last summer when our pending move motivated us to resolve this storage issue!  As luck would have it, long time Intermeccanica friend, sports car enthusiast and collector Gerry Sung stepped forward to purchase the Italia and to engage Intermeccanica in it’s complete restoration.  This is a bit of a departure from our regular daily business as you know, but interestingly also not all that different.

Over the last few months the Italia has been stripped to bare metal and is now coming through the paint preparation process.  This is not a full time job at the shop but the progress is steady and very rewarding for my crew and I and we also hope for Gerry!  He is now getting close to having to choose the final paint colour.

If you are interested in taking a look at the progress to date or in keeping up with this project please check out our Flickr site where we are posting photos. http://flic.kr/s/aHsjF5KzQe

Intermeccanica 2013 Whistler Tour Hotel Reservation Information

 

Dear Intermeccanica friends:

I am happy to share with you the hotel booking information for our upcoming tour.  Please note that to secure the hotel rate we have arranged you will need to book by Wednesday June 12th.

2013 Intermeccanica Tour

Dates: Friday July 12th to Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Hotel for Tour: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Boulevard, Whistler, BC  V0N 1B4, www.fairmont.com

Rooms: 15  “Deluxe Slopeside View” Rooms have been set aside for the Intermeccanica tour at the following group rate:

              CDN$ 179.00 per room per night, based on single or double occupancy.

Upgraded Deluxe Slopeside View Rooms feature a cozy sitting area and a fully equipped work station with High Speed Internet Access and Wi-Fi. Enjoy the morning sun as it rises over Blackcomb Mountain from the comfort of your spacious Deluxe Slopeside View guest room. Maximum occupancy is four people.

Room Size: 400 sq.ft. / 37 sq.m
Bed Type: One King or two   Queen beds
View: Slopeside   Blackcomb Mountain

Each extra person sharing a room beyond the double occupancy will be charged an additional CDN$ 30.00 per night

There is no additional charge for children up to and including the age of 18 if they are sharing with their parents

Currently room rates are subject to the following taxes: 10% Provincial Sales Tax and 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax.

To Book:  Please call the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Reservations Department at: 1-800-606-8244

or the Fairmont Global Reservations Center at 1-800-441-1414.

Please identify yourself as belonging to the “Intermeccanica” program

IMPORTANT: Reservations must be made by Wednesday, June 12, 2013 to qualify for the above room rate.  [Sorry for the late notice!]

If anyone was thinking about coming before or staying after the Intermeccanica tour, the $179.00 group rate will be extended three days pre and post the Intermeccanica tour accommodation.

Check-in time is 4:00pm.

Check-out time is 11:00am.

Requests to retain rooms beyond 11:00am should be made to the Front Desk once you are registered.

If a later check-out is permitted, a late departure charge may be applicable.

 

Complimentary access to the Health Club including indoor/outdoor pool, Jacuzzi hot tubs, lab pool, steam rooms, sauna, workout facilities and tennis courts is included

Complimentary Highspeed Internet access in guestrooms for all Fairmont President Club members (membership is free and you can sign up at www.fairmont.com/fpc). Otherwise the charge is $14.95 per day.

Parking:

Parking is provided for registered hotel guests at the rate of $35.00 CDN per night, inclusive of all taxes

Valet service is also available at a rate of $39.00 CDN per night, inclusive of all taxes.

Further information to follow later next week re:

Friday and Saturday Dinners and Activities, Sunday BBQ at IM Shop in New Westminster

Tour & BBQ Registration and costs

Stay tuned!

 

Thank you for your support!