1995 De Tomaso Guara Barchetta
Spotted in San Diego is a 1995 De Tomaso Guara Barchetta for $225,000 USD. This is a extremely rare car as its was the last production car produced before De Tamaso was liquidated. In total there were 50 Guaras examples produced with only 10 being Barchettas. This is one of them! The seller says this is a very fun car to drive and own. The straight-cut gear box sounds amazing. It uses a 4.0L M60 BMW V8 Engine which is the same as the E34 540i Engine. It should be easy to get parts for it. The Guara has a 6 speed manual transmission and Brembo Brakes. It only weighs 2400 Pounds.
What do you think of this car?
The car is not currently legal in California but there is a company called G & K in Orange County that specializes in this. They supposedly can legalize this car in California for $5,000-$10,000 in 30-45 days. There have been concerns regarding its importation to the USA and the customs paperwork should be reviewed thoroughly.
This comment was found regarding this car so do your due dilgence!
This car is not on the list of vehicles eligible to be modified to conform to US standards, nor is it on the Show or Display eligibility list. Unless they petitioned, and were granted permission since the lists were updated last October (not likely), it’s not here legally. Ot at least can’t be here permanently, or sold.
However, it seems this car would meet the eligibility requirements for Show or Display. Someone just needs to take the time to do the paperwork. You need to do that before the car clears customs though. There is currently no way to ‘undo’ an improper importation.
Price $225,000 USD
Odometer 8,850 Miles