1968 Bizzarrini 5300 Strada

Giotto Bizzarrini was a talented young auto engineer who helped develop three of the most iconic Ferraris ever: the 250 TR, the 250 SWB, and the 250 GTO.

Bizzarrini then joined the ISO design team to lead the development of a new GT car, mating Italian designed style to a high-powered, reliable GM Corvette engine.

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Source: Classic Driver

 

 

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Source: Classic Driver

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  1. guadas commented on Nov 6

    Gotta love it!!…what I could do with this car this weekend! US Vintage Racing Championships this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas. The toll road here, with its 85 mph speed limit, happens to run out towards the track.

    Good example of function over form as Bizzarrini aimed to design/build a race car first and a street car second. Good book with some info on Bizzarrini: “Isorivolta – The Men, The Machines”. Great history on how GT cars came to be. With Ferraris and Maseratis being a nightmare to keep running the reliable and powerful American V8s were the answer for Rivolta and Bizzarrini.

    Thanks for the pics…..time to go back to staring.

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