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Sunday, August 22, 2021

OMG, only 3 units of the gorgeous Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder ever made

Of course, the world's automotive enthusiasts is already know who Giotto Bizzarrini is. Well, he was one of the Italian leading automotive engineers in the late 1950s and 1960s who is noted to have worked for several well-known Italian manufacturers such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Iso, even later made his own cars independently by using his own brand.
All three Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyders while headed to the 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2016 (in the middle, the silver colored known as the 'Prototipo,' the blue one in the left as the second unit, while the third one in the right is painted on the red). (Picture from: OldCarsWeekly)
Giotto Bizzarrini's design portofolio at the big car manufacturer can be seen from several world-renowned exotic cars such as the Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamboghini 350 GTV Prototipo was the forerunner of the first model of Lamborghini cars, then several Iso's cars such as the Iso Rivolta, Iso Grifo A3 and many others.
1966 Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder 'Prototipo' was one of the stars of the 1966 Geneva Motorshow. (Picture from: MyCarQuest)
Shortly after Giotto Bizzarrini resigned of the Renzo Rivolta's company, and he decided to establish his own auto company called Bizzarrini S.p.A. in 1966. The company is known to have built a small number of highly advanced and sophisticated sports and racing cars before finally ceased production in 1969.
1966 Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder 'Prototipo' has a number of unique features included retractable head lights, seats molded in the body and a multi function roof design. (Picture from: Pinterest)
As quoted of BizzarriniSpyder, during its short production period, turn out the Giotto Bizzarrini's automotive company had success in developing its own car model, named the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada or 5300 GT Corsa for the road going and racing examples respectively. As we knew, the 5300 GT road car models production lasted just three years, in which just over 100 examples had ever produced.
The Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder (in pictured the second unit of the 1967) is built only three unit of the 104 unit of the 5300 GT. (Picture from: Mad4Wheels)
Later, from the 5300 GT road car model was born a less number of production model named the Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder that really shined as the star of the 1966 Geneva Motorshow displayed on the Bizzarrini's booth (later known as the 'Prototipo' model with SN: IA3 0245). Well, the model above is one of three spyder units built from the 104 units of the 5300 GT road car had been produced.
The interior of the Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder (in pictured the second unit of the 1967) features bucket seats moulded into the body and a retractable wind deflector similar to sports cars today. (Picture from: Pinterest)
The Bizzarrini 5300 GT Spyder 'Prototipo' all-alloy bodywork is made and developed by the two Turin-based coachbuilders named S.I (Stile Italia) and S.B (Sibona e Basano) under supervision of Bizzarrini himself. The car has a number of unique features included retractable head lights, seats molded in the body and a multi function roof design. The alloy hardtop was fitted with separate roof panels, which allowed the Spyder to be a Coupe, Targa or full Convertible. Likewise with the other 2 models were respectively produced in 1967 and 1968 by the S.I (Stile Italia) Carrozzeria.
The third unit of the 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder is built for the American market following the debut of the prototype at the 1966 Geneva Auto Show. (Picture from: 1080pCarWallpaper)
These unique cars were built on a new race-developed tubular chassis with fully independent rear suspension. Although all three Spyders share some features in common, such as a roof that allows them to become a fully convertible coupe, targa, or roadster, while its interior features bucket seats moulded into the body and a retractable wind deflector similar to sports cars today. But the difference lies in the front, where the 'Prototipo' model has applied the retractable headlights and a chromed front grille, while the other two units have closed headlights with a plain front grille.
The Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder (in pictured the third unit of the 1968) were built on a new race-developed tubular chassis with fully independent rear suspension. (Picture from: 1080pCarWallpaper)
After being in hiding for over three decades, the silver colored 'Prototipo' model had fully restored several hours before re-appearance at the 2004 Concorso d'Italia and Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, where this gorgeous Bizzarrini spyder had several commendations at the several differ catagories. As qouted of the AllCarCentral, the car's current owner is also in possession of the two production Bizzarrini Spyders.

The second unit of the Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder was in blue (SN: IA3-0315S) produced by Giotto Bizzarrini after his spyder prototype debuted to great acclaim. Like the other race Bizzarrinis, it has an alloy body built by Stile Italia but it also has a targa roof that is permanently attached in true T-Top fashion, making the chassis slightly stiffer.
Meanwhile, the third unit of the Bizzarrini 5300 Spyders was in red (SN: BA4-108) is built for the American market following the debut of the prototype at the 1966 Geneva Auto Show. Coincidentally, the car was shipped from Bizzarrini’s factory in Livorno to its first owner who lived in Livonia, Michigan. A year after arriving in the United States the car was bought by John Sassak, the current owner’s (Mark Sassak) father. 

As qouted of HistoricAutpPro, Mark Sassak is currently the owner of two Bizzarrini Spyders, ie the silver 'Prototipo' of the 1966 and the red spyder of the 1968. All the three unique and rare Bizzarrini 5300 GT Spyders last appeared along with its sibling model of the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada as well as other classic car models occured at the 2016 Concours d'Elegance, Pebble Beach, California. Such a great and scarce momment, We wished it could be happened again in the future.😉 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BIZZARRINISPYDER | ALLCARCENTRAL | SUPERCARS.NET | OLDCARSWEEKLY | HISTORICAUTOPRO ]
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