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Normally, we don’t feature cars without an asking price in the ad, but how could we seriously pass up highlighting this concept-turned-reality 1988 Italdesign Aztec for sale on Hemmings.com? Looking like a four-wheeled Badsey Bullet done up for a cameo on Total Recall, the Aztec was one of 18 (or one of 50, depending on your source) built after Italdesign debuted the Giugiaro-designed car at the 1988 Turin Auto Show as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. Compared to photographs of others we’ve seen, this one appears well cared for. From the seller’s description:
400 original km! Brand New Condition! Italdesign prepared three concept cars — the Aztec roadster, the Aspid coupe, and the Asgard minivan — for the 1988 Turin motor show. In spite of their different bodywork, each featured a rear-mounted, turbocharged 2.5-liter Audi I-5 mated to an all-wheel-drive system cribbed from a Lancia Delta Integrale. Both the Aztec and Aspid bore some resemblance to Giugario’s 1984 Ford Maya concept, save for the unusual-looking rear fenders and wheelskirts. All three designs were simply intended to be show vehicles, but a Japanese industrialist — smitten with the looks of the Aztec — bought the production rights to the car, and pushed the car into limited production. Each car was identical to the concept, and ran buyers nearly $750,000 a piece. At least 18 were completed, although a production run of 50 cars was originally planned.
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