No Ordinary Kit: 1971 Blakely Bernardi

This next car might look like something designed in England just after WWII, but it is actually a kit body and frame built in Blakely Auto Works Princeton, WI in the 1980s. The Blakely Beranardi was expensive when new — a fully assembled version sold for almost $22k, or about the same as a new Corvette. But if you wanted a neo-classic designed kit car vaguely reminiscent of an MG TD that uses a Ford Pinto, Mercury Bobcat or Mustang II donor car…you could do worse. Somehow the seller of this next managed to get a pre-smog 1971 title and is offering this car for a decent price. Find this 1971 Blakely Bernardi offered for $11,000 in Carson, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1971 Blakely Bernardi
VIN: 31621
condition: like new
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 14000
odometer broken
paint color: silver
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: convertible

Factory built Blakely Bernardi for sale. Excellent condition, runs and drives great, bluetooth stereo with rare color matched hard top. Lockable trunk and chrome luggage rack. Custom chrome roll bars and exhaust system you wont find in any other Bernardi. Ive owned it for 2 years and drive it all over. Im selling to buy a new car. If you want a classic that is reliable and trouble free this is it. Just get in and go no stress.
Asking $11,000 OBO contact: jack by phone or email.

in-line four-cylinder Ford 2.0 w custom air intake and exhaust
Disc brakes in the front
Drum brakes in the rear
4 speed automatic trans
Color matched vinyl interior w seat covers
Removable side windows
Removable color matched hard top
8 gal gas tank
Custom Pegasus Hood Ornament
Bluetooth stereo w two 6×9 speakers
Chrome bumpers
Chrome roll bars
Custom Exhaust and air intake
American made
Blakely Chassis (Blakely Motor Co built)
Ford drivetrain and suspension

Classic car, custom, 1971,

See a better car for cruising around the beach?