Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada (1966)
Designed and produced by the same man responsible for the Ferraris 250TR and the iconic 250 GTO.
In 1964 Bizzarrini 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.
The Iso Grifo AC3/C and Bizzarrini 5300 GT were very much the same product. When Bizzarrini took over full production, he had all the bodies assembled by Carrozzeria BBM instead of Drogo. Small design details were introduced on the BBM body including different door handles, rear lights and front signals.
Bizzarrini offered the 5300 in two variations. As a Strada, more interior appointments, including ventilation, were standard . For the racing client, or adventurous customer, Bizzarrini offered the Corsa version with a tighter steering ratio, hot engine, lightweight body and no seat belts!
Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada (1968)
The forbidden fruit. By forbidden I mean expensive. By fruit, I mean car.
More impressive than the V8 GM engine or the Giugiaro (Bertone) design, is perhaps the fuel tank, which holds nothing less than 130 litres.
Once I have the time, I’ll digg up a story about Bizzarrini. There is much (of interest!) to be said.
Bizzarrini 5300 GT (1969)
What a fine piece of metal rear end.
Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder (prototype), 1968
As if the GT wasn’t gorgeous enough… I want Bizzarrini madness again, today.
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Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada
These Bizzarrinis always had some very clever and interesting styling.
Bizzarrini 5300 GT. That’s a Chevy V8 engine. American muscle with sexy italian design. Win-win.