This is Cars You Didn't Know About, where I'll be discussing those rare and unusual cars that never quite made it into the limelight. Today's car, the LMX Sirex, fits the bill quite nicely as it was the only car ever produced by its company.
The Italian firm that produced this car was officially known as LMX Automobile S.R.L. It was first shown at the 1968 Turin auto show sporting a fiberglass body designed by Franco Scaglione, who was responsible for the stunning Alfa 33 Stradale. To me, at least, the styling looks like a mixture of period British roadster and American muscle. An interesting factoid is that the owners couldn't afford an official stand inside the Turin show, so the car was actually displayed outside the exhibition hall!
The Sirex was powered by a 2.3 liter Ford Taunus V6, good for 130hp. A 200+hp supercharged version was planned but it never got off the ground. In 1970 the car cost $4,300 USD. Adjusted for inflation that comes to about $44k today. Between 1968 and 1973 LMX only produced fifty of the cars. After production at LMX ceased, a company called SAMAS made another twenty. A convertible was made and shown but never produced.