18. Intermeccanica Italia Spyder
The late ‘60s were interesting times for the car industry, especially small companies in northern Italy like Intermeccanica. After years of being involved with the restoration and manufacturing of cars and components for other brands, in 1969, the company introduced the Italia. It is an elegant sports car with Ford or Chevrolet power plants.
Intermeccanica built around 500 Italias, both in convertible and coupe form. The model lasted until 1975 when the company moved to the USA and entered the replica car business. However, the Italia Spider is one of the rarest and most elegant Italian cars with U.S. engines.