Evaluation: Represented as one of about 2000 built and fewer than 200 still in existence. Built by Officine Stampaggi Industrialist (OSI), affiliated with Ghia, on a Ford Taunus platform with styling mainly credited to Sergio Sartorelli. Sold and serviced at European Ford dealerships.
This one is largely original with an old repaint, replacement seats, and Jaguar wire wheels fitted. Paint looks mostly good. Lightly aged interior with some visible cracks in the dash top and discolored headliner and door panels. The engine looks a little tired, but it’s complete and a modern aluminum radiator has been added. An oddball, but a strikingly handsome one that is sure to start lots of conversations.
Bottom Line: Bonhams’ presale estimate turned out to be a bit ambitious for this car that is certainly interesting but also obscure and a little bit tired. The more humble, mass-market Ford platform underneath also limits its appeal somewhat, and if it were purebred Italian underneath it would surely have sold for a lot more. Both parties should be happy with this result, especially the new owner, who will surely never see themselves coming the other way in this thing.