Intermeccanica is indeed a notable name among sports car enthusiasts and collectors, known for its unique blend of Italian design and American drivetrains. The company was founded in 1959 by Frank Reisner, a chemical engineer, and his wife, Paula. Their passion for sports cars and racing led them to establish Intermeccanica in Torino, Italy. Initially, the company focused on manufacturing aftermarket performance parts. In 1967, after a series of changes in ownership and engineering, the Reisners shifted their attention to producing the stunning Italia Spyder. This marked a significant turning point for the company. The first Italia Spyders were exported to the United States in 1968, including chassis number 58178314. The file reveals that in June 1988, ownership of this particular Intermeccanica Italia Spyder was transferred from Griffin Motor Co in Charlottesville, Virginia, to a Swiss individual named Herr W. von Schmieder, who was residing in Denton, Maryland, at the time. Subsequently, Herr Schmieder imported the car to his native Switzerland in January 2003. Tragically, Herr Schmieder passed away, and his collection of cars, including this Intermeccanica Italia Spyder, was put up for sale on behalf of his wife. The sale was handled by the renowned Swiss classic car dealer René Ruch. In 2005, this Intermeccanica Italia Spyder found a new home with a prominent German collector who has owned the car ever since. It has been regularly used and has held a current German Historical registration since 2009. This history file provides a fascinating glimpse into the journey of this specific Intermeccanica Italia Spyder, from its production in the late 1960s to its current ownership, highlighting its international travels and ownership history.