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post #1 of 9 Old 05-10-2009, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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An interesting Italian supercar i saw today.

Was at Donington to day. Saw this interesting Italian supercar, never seen one before. Has anyone else? What is it? I was told that it was an Italian made car but i cant remember the pronunciation.
The Zonda was seen on the road on the way to the track by the way.
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i cant tell you the the blue one, but that zonda is stunning,
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Just found a couple of interesting links to the "Bizzarrini", It was designed by an ex Ferrari engineer (including the 250 GTO) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_Gallardo http://www.portalbasico.com/subwebs/bizzarrini/
It seems that every small Italian exotic car maker started out at Ferrari, Horacio Paganini did as well.
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Chaz, try QV500.com, they normally have loads of info on exotics

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That's a Bizzarini, also known as Iso Grifo A3C, as opposed to the A3L that eventually evolved into the awesome Grifo CanAm ( I think the 550 Maranello has something of Iso Grifo A3L in its styling...)

The Bizzarini had a US V8 engine (not sure if Chevy or Ford) pushed far back into the cockpit to balance the car, so much that to change the spark plugs, you had to reach in from inside the car underneath the windshield.

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Four years ago at Concorso in Monterey California there was one person who had restored and brought three (3) Bizzarrini's, and they were stunning. First time I had seen them.

He won best car of that show.

Very interesting looking cars.
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That's the Bizz Chaz and that Zonda is the bollox, (get mine back on Saturday.....yipee)
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The Bizzarrini is a great piece of auto history. Nice find!
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The three I saw at Concorso were ablsolutely stunning.

One was a rosso fiorano color with a tan interior. It was impeccibly restored.
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