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For Sale: 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT America

Submitted by on May 4, 2011

Engineer Giotto Bizzarrini was controller of the sports and development department at Ferrari in the late fifties, and who is credited with designing and developing the Ferrari 250 GT the 250 TR and legendary 250 GTO. He was also part of the team of talented engineers and designers that were fired by Enzo Ferrari in the Palace of Revolt in 1961 that saw Ferrari lose its top designers and engineers including Romolo Tavoni and Carlo Chiti, many thought that this would be the end of Ferrari.

The defectors then formed a new company called ATS and took with them one of Ferraris best racing customers Scuderia Serneissima. Ferrari were left with a half finished 250 GTO and with chassis and styling left incomplete, it was unclear if it could be raced successfully without Bizzarrini and Tavoni at the helm.

In 1964 Bizzarrin joined Iso Rivolta and developed three models one of which eventually evolved into the 5300 GT under his own name after striking up a deal with Iso Rivolta who supplied him with parts to build the exotic and fast coupé.

This car is one of approx. only seven car built in fibreglass out of approx. 100 cars built in this style and has been restored with many performance upgrades for use in Worldwide classic events.

With huge horsepower, a low wide stance and a stated weight of approx. 1150 kg this exotic Italian coupé has got immense road presence and can at sometimes be quite terrifying due to the amount of horsepower it now produces… What do they say you can never have enough bhp!!

This car has been maintanined by to the highest standard by a well known and respected race technicians and the car wants for nothing… just a new owner, a slightly brave one if that.

Please note this vehicle is not in our showroom. Viewing is strictly by appointment.

More information visit ClassicThrottleShop.com

Please call us on +61 2 9922 2036 or write an email: sales@classicthrottleshop.com

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