Alloy-bodied Bizzarrini

1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Alloy

Offered by RM Auctions | Monaco | May 10, 2014

Photo - RM Auctions

Photo – RM Auctions

Bizzarrinis are stunning cars to see in person – especially when they’ve been restored to such magnificence. Giotto Bizzarrini was an engineer at Ferrari where he was responsible for the 250 Testa Rossa and the 250 GTO – two of the most sought-after Ferraris in history. He then moved to ATS and then on to ISO. When he left ISO in 1964, he formed the company that bore his own name.

In 1966, the company began marketing a street-legal version of its race car. This new road car was the 5300 GT Strada. The car here is an aluminium-bodied example and they use a 5.3-liter V-8 (from a Corvette) that makes 355 horsepower. It was – and is – a race car for the road. Top speed eclipsed 160 mph and approached 180, for those daring enough.

Bizzarrini didn’t build many examples of the 5300, but there are a number of them still out there. They have become a very collectible Italian exotic from the 1960s. Bizzarrini ended production in 1969. This car should bring between $625,000-$750,000. Click here for more info and here for more from RM in Monaco.

Update: Sold $755,204.

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