Notta Kit Car: 1986 Machiavelli Max

What did Queen Gertrude say in Shakespeare’s (if that’s his real name) famous play about the Prince of Demark? “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Ah yes, that’s the rub. The seller of this next thing spends a bit too much of his prose in saying this is NOT a kit car. What it is, however, is a front-engine rear-drive thing built on a Pontiac Trans Am chassis that looks a good deal like a Magnum PI Ferrari. Find this 1986 Machiavelli Max bidding for $22400 in Jupiter, FL via eBay. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

Item specifics
Condition: Used
Year: 1986 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1G2FW87F4GL215671
Mileage: 156426 Vehicle Title: Clean
Make: Replica/Kit Makes

Up for bids is a very rare 1 of 12 1986 Machiavelli Max. This is not a kit car it was bought brand new from the factory (one owner) and is being listed for my son who was supposed to keep the car but was accepted into graduate school and cannot afford to let it sit around, being he’s going to have considerable student loans.

This car is actually a Machiavelli Max. It was built by the Henderson Motor Corporation in Florida US.This reproduction of the Ferrari GTS is so close to the original design that the Ferrari attorneys forced the Henderson Motor Corporation to stop making this car.This is NOT A KIT CAR. Machiavelli purchased brand new Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams WS6 and then blueprinted the V8 high performance engines, had Herb Adams (who did the suspension on the original Cobra’s suspensions) rework the Trans Am suspension. Then the Ferrari designed type body was installed on the Trans Am chassis by trained craftsmen. The front end is steel except for the hood, which has original Ferrari steel air intakes. The entire rear end is steel with the exception of the rear hatch, which is fitted with steel Ferrari engine air vents. The front and rear bumpers are original Ferrari equipment. The car is fitted with burled walnut dash. The transmission is General Motors 4 speed automatic with overdrive. The wheel are 16 x 8 compmotive aluminum wheels that are the exact ferrari reproduction made in england at a cost of now money 5000.00. The car is FULL POWER: steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, seats windows, door locks, delay wipers, am-fm touch screen disk player, cruise control, 2 rear fold up seats, electric trunk lock and release, electric adjustable mirrors, glass targa-top removable roof and the list goes on and on. PLEASE don’t confuse this automobile with the little Fiero fiberglass kit cars.This is a FACTORY PRODUCTION AUTOMOBILE installed on a brand new General Motors chassis. PHILLIP M. THOMAS WAS A SHAREHOLDER IN THE COMPANY AND DROVE ONE OF THESE CARS ON ONE OF THE EPISODES OF MAMI VICE. When Machiavelli sold these cars in the late 1980s they cost over $35,000 and they were sold with a 2 year 24,000 mile warranty from General Motors on the entire drive train.I HAVE ALL THE DOCUMENTATION FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER FROM DAY ONE,ORIGINAL BILL OF SALE BROCHURES, MAINTINANCE RECORDS,ETC ETC. PLEASE SERIOUS ONLY BID! THIS CAR IS SOLD AS IS WHERE IS WITH NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.

See a better way to drive something Machiavellian?