1978 Kelmark GT Coupe which is a tribute to the 1969 Dino


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Dino was a brand for mid-engined, rear-drive sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976. The Dino brand was meant to be used for cars with engines that had fewer than 12 cylinders, reserving the Ferrari name for the V-12 and flat 12 models. The Dino name was retired after that point, in favour of conventional Ferrari branding. The Dino brand was an attempt by Ferrari to produce a relatively low-cost sports car. We are selling a 1978 Kelmark GT Coupe which is a tribute to the 1969 Dino.

I purchased this car on eBay in December, 2011. I thought it would become a daily driver for me. After putting in the new engine and transmission and driving it around town for 15 miles, I was convinced I had made a mistake. I'm simply too tall to fit comfortably. Back on eBay it goes. In SIGNIFICANTLY better shape. The alloy wheels are original to the vehicle. The tires, while not brand new, have a lot of tread left. The car runs extremely well. It is powered by a brand-new four cylinder, 1776 cc Volkswagen engine which was installed by me in June, 2012. The engine has less than 20 miles on it. It is coupled to a new four speed transmission. The gauges, switches, lights, turn signals and (true to it's year) 8-track radio are all in working order.

I would rate the interior at a 7 out of 10. The carpet shows wear from it's age and the seats need some slight attention to the stitching in several places. It has a roomy trunk space that is carpeted and clean. The exterior of the car was just waxed and polished to remove oxidation and it comes with a Budge car cover. The striping on the car is coming off in several places, the worst of which I have pictured. Have the look of a really expensive Italian sports car with the low cost maintenance and high fuel economy of a VW! I'm doing my best to describe this vehicle accurately and have include numerous photographs, however, it is sold “as is”. Any known or visible defects at the time of listing have been stated in the vehicle description.

I welcome you having an independent inspection BEFORE buying but not after the auction closes. Inspection at the time of pick up and attempts at subsequent renegotiation will not be permitted and will be cause for forfeiture of the deposit. ONE FINAL NOTE: There is no odometer in this vehicle. I have listed the mileage at 10K because eBay would not list without a mileage figure. This vehicle could just as easily have 100K or better. It's simply unknown.

Location: Lacey, WA

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