One of the best parts about buying a classic car, in our opinion, is diving into the history of the car itself. That’s what confuses us about cars like the vintage-look Effeffe Berlinietta, as you’re paying for old technology but getting none of the gratification that comes along with owning a car that’s 30, 40 or 50 years old.
That doesn’t mean we don’t like the Effeffe Berlinietta, though, which was first shown at the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The car has appeared back in the news as the company behind it is finally ready to put it on sale, with a launch scheduled for the Top Marques car show in Monaco next week, Autoblog reports.
The two-seater Berlinetta is powered by a 2.0-liter Alfa Romeo twin cam four-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower, which is connect to a five-speed manual transmission. The chassis is a handmade tubular space frame carrying disc-brakes at all four corners and fully independent front suspension with a Watt’s linkage out back. All things said and done, the package tips the scales at just 1,760 lbs.
The interior will be made to the customer’s tastes, with each car being unique in its own way. The show car at Villa d’Este featured a full Matteograssi leather interior and wooden Nardi steering wheel, along with vintage-look switches and gauges.
The cost for all this 60s-era style is nearly $320,000, a sum which includes some track time with the car so the buyer can get used to it. We think you’d be better off buying a vintage car, but we have to admit, the Effeffe Berlinietta is beautiful from every angle.