Giotto Bizzarrini uznawany jest za ojca legendarnego Ferrari 250 GTO, a ten samochód jest twórczym rozwinięciem jego idei. Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada zachwyca sylwetką, choć projektowane było wyłącznie z myślą o szybkości. To samochód z silnikiem Chevroleta Corvette umieszczonym z przodu, lecz cofniętym niezwykle mocno, aby obniżyć linię maski i osiągnąć idealny rozkład masy. Oto jedna z najlepiej zachowanych sztuk… których wiele nie było, gdyż produkcja zamknęła się w ilości zaledwie 133 egzemplarzy.
Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada (1967)
Chassis No. IA3 0264: EU Title
Statistics: Chevrolet Corvette V8 engine, one Carter four-barrel carburettor, independent, wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shocks, anti roll bar front suspension, De Dion tube, coil springs, hydraulic shocks, longitudinal struts, anti roll bar rear suspension, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96.5”.
After working for Alfa Romeo, Dr. Ing. Giotto Bizzarrini went to Ferrari and was one of many of the company’s personnel to revolt and lose their jobs after the controversial sacking of the Ferrari’s sales manager at the end of 1961. As the prime mover behind the 250 GTO and 250 Testa Rossa, Bizzarrini’s pedigree was exemplary and he was quickly asked to design the 350 GT V12 engine for Lamborghini.
Bizzarrini returned to automobile manufacturing in 1962 with backing from Dottore Renzo Rivolta. A 2+2 coupé was the first car produced and this was followed by their next project the 2-seat Grifo. The Bertone design was constructed by Pierro Drogo and was considered one of the stylist’s most stunning creations. This car the Iso Grifo became known as the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada after Rivolta and Bizzarrini ended their collaboration.
Convinced of its competition potential Bizzarrini was soon racing the car with great success. The Bizzarrini Strada had lightweight aluminium bodywork and a fabricated platform chassis, the semi-monocoque body was riveted to the frame for added stiffness, this along with excellent weight distribution resulted in fantastic handling. Depending on the engine fitted and its configuration a top speed of up to 180 mph was claimed.
Our Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada # IA3 0264 is finished in Red with Black interior and according to Jack Koobs de Hartog, the keeper of the European Bizzarrini Register, it has had continuous ownership history including “we are led to believe Bruce Mc Laren”
An independent inspection report was completed on the 25th September 2015 by Jack Koobs de Hartog who’s verdict was:
“I am happy to say that, in all aspects, this is one of the most beautiful Bizzarrini Strada’s existing”
Accompanying the car is a chassis file containing:
Inspection Report (Dated 2015.09.17)
Featured Road Report by Sport Auto (November 1996)
Commissione Tecnica Report (2009.02.26)
Various Previous Title Documents
Carte D’Identite FIVA
Bizzarrini by De Hartog (Reference Book)
Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer for sale one of the rarest and highly sought after motorcars in absolutely superb condition and has to be the finest example available for sale anywhere in the world today.
Finally, Giotto Bizzarrini, the man behind some of Ferrari’s legendary cars and acknowledged as being the ‘Father’ of the 250 GTO said of this car, “I started with the idea of the Ferrari GTO and wanted to improve on it.”
This sensational motorcar is now available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms (South Kensington)