Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada 1966

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada 1966

Characteristics

  • Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada 1966
  • 8-cylinder V engine, 5.4L 350 Hp
  • 280 km/h
  • Approximately 139 copies built from 1965 until 1968

Giotto Bizzarrini was a brilliant Italian engineer whose name is linked to the development of some of the most mythical Italian cars of that time.

As an employee of Ferrari, he was one of the designers of the Ferrari 250 GTO, the most expensive car in the world today. He was also responsible for the famous 250 « breadvan » which further improved the GTO’s performances. Following an argument with Enzo Ferrari, he left Ferrari with other engineers to work for himself. He worked on the famous Lamborghini V12 until Renzo Rivolta asked him to design a GT, first resulting in the Iso Rivolta and then in the A3/C.

In 1965 Bizzarrini took over the A3/C and became a manufacturer, creating the Bizzarrini 5300 GT. With its magnificent line, its all-aluminium bodywork covers a chassis in which the mechanics are set back as far as possible towards the cockpit to obtain an ideal weight distribution (front central engine).

The engine is identical to the one used in the Chevrolet Corvette, a V8 with loads of torque and power.

This GT was one of the fastest of its time, competition versions were developed and participated in major competitions, such as Spa and Le Mans.

This car is a « Stradale » of the first series, i.e. a road version.

It was imported new into the United States where it was seriously damaged in an accident, which forced its return to Europe in the early 1990s for a bodywork reconstruction by the brand’s best Italian specialist, Salvatore Diomante, Giotto Bizzarrini’s former workshop manager.

The authenticity of the car, known and registered for many years in Germany, is attested by Jack Koobs de Hartog, expert of the brand and author of the reference book retracing the history of these cars.

This rare Bizzarrini joined Breitt Gallery in 2019.

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada 1966

Characteristics

  • Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada 1966
  • 8-cylinder V engine, 5.4L 350 Hp
  • 280 km/h
  • Approximately 139 copies built from 1965 until 1968

Giotto Bizzarrini was a brilliant Italian engineer whose name is linked to the development of some of the most mythical Italian cars of that time.

As an employee of Ferrari, he was one of the designers of the Ferrari 250 GTO, the most expensive car in the world today. He was also responsible for the famous 250 « breadvan » which further improved the GTO’s performances. Following an argument with Enzo Ferrari, he left Ferrari with other engineers to work for himself. He worked on the famous Lamborghini V12 until Renzo Rivolta asked him to design a GT, first resulting in the Iso Rivolta and then in the A3/C.

In 1965 Bizzarrini took over the A3/C and became a manufacturer, creating the Bizzarrini 5300 GT. With its magnificent line, its all-aluminium bodywork covers a chassis in which the mechanics are set back as far as possible towards the cockpit to obtain an ideal weight distribution (front central engine).

The engine is identical to the one used in the Chevrolet Corvette, a V8 with loads of torque and power.

This GT was one of the fastest of its time, competition versions were developed and participated in major competitions, such as Spa and Le Mans.

This car is a « Stradale » of the first series, i.e. a road version.

It was imported new into the United States where it was seriously damaged in an accident, which forced its return to Europe in the early 1990s for a bodywork reconstruction by the brand’s best Italian specialist, Salvatore Diomante, Giotto Bizzarrini’s former workshop manager.

The authenticity of the car, known and registered for many years in Germany, is attested by Jack Koobs de Hartog, expert of the brand and author of the reference book retracing the history of these cars.

This rare Bizzarrini joined Breitt Gallery in 2019.