Italdesign Aztec Barchetta Is One Very Pricey Blast From The Past

Remember the rare Italdesign Aztec Barchetta that was up for grabs a couple of years ago? It seems that it failed to change hands. Either that or the same German used car dealer has been entrusted with finding it a new home.

The sports car that was registered in July 1992 still has 7,000 km (4,350 miles) on the clock, as the Mobile ad reveals. It packs a 2.2-liter five-cylinder engine sourced from the Audi Quattro and a five-speed manual transmission that comes from the Lancia Delta Integrale, and by the looks of it, it badly needs to be reintroduced to the road.

Read: New Italdesign Concept Pays Homage To Leonardo DaVinci

Before volunteering to do so, you should know that it costs more than some of the most desired modern supercars: €999,880, which equals to $1,101,930 at current exchange rates. The probability of seeing another one on the road is close to zero, as it was made in a very limited number. The ad says that around 20 were put together, whereas others believe the number stretches between 15 and 50. Wikipedia, on the other hand, estimates that 18 to 50 were produced between 1988 and 1992.

Aside from the impressive engine and gearbox combo, the Aztec Barchetta has a very futuristic design. The rear quarter panels look like they came straight from a spacecraft and even the see-through doors, with a two-step opening system, are unlike anything we’ve seen in a production car.

The driver and passenger compartments are separated, so the two have to use the on-board headphones to communicate to each other on the go. Leather trim, four-point seatbelts, electrically adjustable side mirrors, air conditioning and a more modern infotainment system that replaces the old JVC unit are also present.

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