Pinto Inside: 1983 Blakely Bernardi

If you had $22k to spend on a new ca in 1980 you could go buy a Corvette, but then you’d just be another Miami Vice wannabe with a nice sun tan. But if you were smart, you would have purchased a Blakely Bernardi, which might have been sitting on a Ford Pinto (or Mercury Bobcat) chassis, but if exuded all the class and elegance of a classic British roadster. Instead, you’d be an Inspect Morse wannabe with a bad sun burn. Find this 1983 Blakely Bernardi offered for $15,000 in Kendall, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1983 Blakely Bernardi
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 1
paint color: custom
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
The Bernardi is a limited production kit car built by Blakely auto works in the US. This rare example is powered by a Mustang drive train. Ford 302 V8 with an Edelbrock carb, 5 speed transmission, and differential were pulled off of a 1988 mustang and installed very early in the cars life. The body consists of double layered fiberglass with a gel coat outer layer. Below is a list of modifications/maintenance done within the last year:

  • Cam job with a custom ground comp racing cam.
  • Custom all aluminum 3 core radiator
  • Holly racing fuel pump
  • Syclone 16” 2500cfm Fan & controller
  • New water pump
  • Chromed valve covers
  • Cherrybomb glasspack mufflers, header back
  • 1980s Mercedes SL seats

– Grant steering wheel

If you are Interested please let me know. Clean title in hand, cash only.

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