ITALIA CLASSIC GTC SPORTS CAR
The Italia Classic GTC draws its inspiration from the Ferrari 330GTC ‘Princess’ cars commissioned by Princess Liliana De Rethy of Belgium from noted Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina. Featuring a lovely reverse curved rear window, reminiscent of the Dino but much larger, only a handful of these special cars were built. The design also featured flowing sail panels that stretched from the roof almost to the cam tail rear end.
The Italia Classic GTC is not intended to be a replica but merely to capture some of the essence of the period. I had the pleasure of working on the second of the original Ferrari cars built during my Ferrari apprenticeship days. It was one of my all-time favorite cars and still is to this day. Built on the first series or NA Miata, the GTC is a modern iteration of that very stylish coupe from the 60’s. It takes advantage of the Miata platform with its proven reliability and chassis sophistication.
Built on a 1st generation (NA) 1990-1997 Miata, the Italia Classic can be built on the early 1600cc cars or the later (‘94 –‘97) 1800cc cars. The car is slightly lighter than a stock Miata even as a coupe.
Available only in turnkey form due to the complexity of building a coupe. We can offer partial builds to better suit your budget. Provide your own NA Miata or we can find a good, used car on which to build your Italia Classic GTC.
Basic rough-in on your NA Miata, leaving all the final details up to you, starting from $24,900 USD. Or let us build your Italia Classic GTC as a completed car. Turnkeys including quality paint, road wheels and quality tires, along with some interior upholstery (mainly the headliner and area behind the seats) start as low as $29,900 USD built on your car.
A variety of options are available to suit your imagination. Call for more information.