Weekly Treasure: 1984 Sbarro Super Eight Has Ferrari Power

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Yes, it's one-of-a-kind.

At first glance, the Sbarro Super Eight looks like a heavily modified early 1980s Volkswagen Golf. A closer examination, however, reveals otherwise. Never heard of Sbarro? Here's some background. Founded by Franco Sbarro in 1971, the Swiss company built replica high-performance sports cars, such as the Ford GT40, hot rods, and plenty of concept cars. It remains in business today and displays its latest creations at major international auto shows, such as Geneva. And it was at the Swiss expo in 1984 where the Sbarro Super Eight was revealed. Don't let its hatchback body style fool you because this thing is a serious pocket rocket.

Based on a Ferrari 308 GTB chassis, it also shares that supercar's 3.0-liter V8 engine, which was transversely mounted to fit the Super Eight's tight proportions.

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Total horsepower comes to around 260 hp, which is directed to the rear wheels through a Ferrari-sourced five-speed manual gated shifter. Top speed is reportedly in excess of 130 mph. The exterior features insanely cool Testarossa-style air intakes and spoiler lips while its interior is covered in luxuriously supple leather. Sbarro also added a premium stereo system, even though we think the engine noise alone would suffice.

As is often the case with fiberglass-bodied cars, particularly ones nearly four decades old, they're more likely to be found wasting away in some junkyard than up for sale in pristine condition.

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This 1984 Sbarro Super Eight is currently up for sale on Classic Driver listed as a 1980 model, most likely as it's built on a 1980 308 GTB chassis. It has a total of only 16,196 miles and is all-original inside and out. Best of all, it's fully street-legal. Currently registered in the Netherlands and Germany, fortunately importing it to the US shouldn't be an issue, but it could end up being a relatively expensive process.

And speaking of expenses, how much does this thing cost? No price is provided and interested buyers are requested to contact the site to get that information. Bear in mind only one Sbarro Super Eight was built and, well, this it. Don't expect it to be cheap.

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