Here's Your Chance to Own One of Italdesign's Most Spectacular Cars

The Italdesign Aztec was a spaceship-looking mid-engine two-seater from the future. Only a handful were built, and this one's for sale.

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Though it certainly looks like one, the Italdesign Aztec, penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro and revealed at the 1988 Turin Motor Show, was not a concept car. A handful were produced, and this one, listed for sale in Long Island right now, can be yours.

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The Aztec is a car you can stare at for hours. Whether it be the unique split cabin with individual canopies for each occupant, the rear wheel aprons, the half-circular passenger-side "steering wheel," or the various connectors and weirdly shaped panels that line the exterior, it's a marvel of design. Is it pretty? Maybe not. But it's certainly interesting.

Glossing over the Aztec's wild looks for a second, behind the cabin sits an Audi inline-five cylinder engine, connected to a manual transmission driving all four wheels via a Lancia-sourced all-wheel drive system, of all things. According to the decal on the side of the car, it makes 250 horsepower. That decal is accompanied by a list of features and Giugario's signature.

The car is currently for sale at Autosport Designs, a dealership in Long Island, New York. There's no price listed, but if you want an idea of what Aztecs are worth, this one was listed on eBay in 2014 and bid up to $750,000.

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