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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

One of the most powerful and the super rare McLaren Sabres

~MOST Powerful~ Recently, you have the opportunity to become the owner one of the rare McLaren Sabre supercars as a collection in the garage, and that opportunity can become a reality if you have the status of a millionaire. As we know that the McLaren's super beast was first launched in 2020, made only 15 units, and all of them would be spread in the United States and are available for its exclusive clients.
The McLaren Sabre chassis number 11, which has rarely been seen in public. (Picture from: KabarOto)
This car is built by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) on the same carbon fiber monocoque chassis as the McLaren Senna. The McLaren Sabre mentioned was 11th unit of total 15 Sabres ever produced, and has the exterior is painted in the Liquid Argentum scheme, and the Liquid Papaya accent gives a more aggressive impression than the model example. The curved body design takes inspiration from McLaren's Vision Gran Turismo Concept which was launched in 2017.
The McLaren Sabre chassis number 11 is one of only 15 examples homologated exclusively for the United States market. (Picture from: KabarOto)
Meanwhile inside the cabin, this McLaren Sabre uses a striking combination of Black and Volcano Orange. While the driver and passenger seats gave different colors, the driver gets Orange and the passenger is Carbon Black.
The McLaren Sabre chassis number 11 is one of only 15 examples homologated exclusively for the United States market.. (Picture from: KabarOto)
Almost all car's details got the Azores Orange color accent, starting from the air conditioning grille, center panel, infotainment screen, paddle shifter and carpet. Paired with a satin finish carbon fiber trim. The mileage of this car is also very low on the odometer, only written about 160 km since it was purchased.
The McLaren Sabre is is the most powerful non-hybrid McLaren road car to date—showcases full extent of MSO’s bespoke capabilities. (Picture from: KabarOto)
The McLaren Sabre is powered by a 4,000 cc twin-turbocharged V8 engine that churns out 824 hp and 800 Nm of torque then channeled to its rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The highest speed is claimed to be able to touch the figure of 351 kph.
Unfortunately, this rare McLaren Sabre had shown to be sold at auction event held by Mecum Auctions during the Monterey Auto Week which took place on August 18-20, 2022. We don't know if this car has been sold or not. If you know, please share with us here via the comments column below. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MECUM | THESPEEDJOURNAL ]
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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Here's the Pontiac Phantom as one of the Bill Mitchell's phenomenal car legacies

~Phenomenal ONE~ As we all know that one of the American giant automakers General Motors (GM) has many talented auto designer who have succeeded in giving a distinctive face to the four-wheeled vehicles it produces. Well, among these legendary designers there is the famous name Harley Earl as GM's Vice President of Design for over three decades. As a leader, he was so observant that he could see the talent of one of his subordinates named William 'Bill' Mitchell since the 1930s.
The Pontiac Phantom (also called the General Motors Phantom and given the internal code name "Madame X") is a concept car created by General Motors (GM) in 1977.. (Picture from: Dean'sGarage)
Who is Bill Mitchell? He's also one of the most famous designers ever worked to GM after Harley Earl, and his brilliant career began when Earl appointed him as Cadillac's first design chief  in 1936. Then in 1954 he was promoted to Director of Styling, whose working directly under Earl. The peak of his career occurred after Harley Earl retired, so he appointed to be Earl's successor as GM's Vice President of Design in the end of 1958 and held that position until his own retirement in 1977.
The Pontiac Phantom posed along with its initiator William 'Bill' Mitchell, who hoped he could literally drive off into the sunset on his retirement day in the 1977. (Picture from: MyCarQuest)
And during his tenure, the American automotive manufacturer has remained victorious as one of the top three American automotive brands. It is recorded that several iconic American legendary models appeared such as the Chevrolet Corvette with all its derivatives, then the Cadillac, Buick Riviera which later became one of his favorite vehicles.

And in 1976 at the end of his tenure, then Mitchell decided to create one last concept car, one that he hoped he could literally drive off into the sunset on his last day. To make this happen, he then commissioned Bill Davis, a young designer who had worked with him on many projects. Besides that he was reopened the mysterious Studio X, Mitchell’s ultra-secret personal design studio (it was periodically shut down by management) in the styling building’s basement.
The Pontiac Phantom is designed by Bill Davis, a young designer who had worked with Mitchell on numerous projects. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
In the short, Davis and a small team set up a workshop and began the car project by designing and modelling the car that was dubbed 'Madam X'. During the development of this concept car, Davis was given a free hand in the design, Mitchell only acted as the patron and stayed away from the drawing board. After a few months of design, then a clay model was built, in this process also Mitchell generally approved of the design, with some necessary changes. Like the original clay was a notchback, for example, but Mitchell was fastback man.
The Pontiac Phantom is a fastback two-seat coupe built on the chassis of a Pontiac Grand Prix, featured the long bonnet of the V16 project cars, with the prominent prow flanked by rectangular headlights. (Picture from: Dean'sGarage)
Soon the completed full-scale model was primed with a special nitrocellulose black paint that had been used in the 1930s on GM luxury cars. The car was painted double black and polished to a beautiful liquid. In the scalloped wheel wells, a special red color was used to accentuate the sculptural underbody. Once completed, the concept car was presented to Mitchell and other management in dramatic lighting accompanied by several professional models dressed naturally in black gowns, reminiscent of the famous Madam X.
The Pontiac Phantom has long, sweeping lines at the sides recalled both the classic 1930s cars and GM retro designs like the 1971-4 boat-tail Buick Riviera. (Picture from: Dean'sGarage)
At that time Mitchell was delighted, then several GM divisions were contacted for the car's further development. It was Pontiac who was then entrusted with realizing the concept car project by donating the Grand Prix chassis for the finished car. Meanwhile, third-party trusted contractors, including Pininfarina were also invited and asked to submit bids. In the end, only the body shell was built, due to the cost of sculpting the voluptuous body was high, that later inspired the name for the concept car as the Pontiac Phantom.

Well by design, many noted it was a mix of Grand Prix and Firebird style themes, while others noted similarities to the V16 project a decade earlier. While some also noted that this concept car was inspired by the 1961 Pontiac Scorpion concept. As You can see, the Phantom is a fastback two-seat coupe built on the chassis of a Pontiac Grand Prix, featured the long bonnet of the V16 project cars, with the prominent prow flanked by rectangular headlights (Mitchell was not fond of retractable lights).
The Pontiac Phantom only consists of a fiberglass shell, including not completed interior and does not have a drivetrain, rendering it inoperable. (Picture from: Dean'sGarage)
Unfortunately, it only consists of a fiberglass shell, including not completed interior and does not have a drivetrain, rendering it inoperable. Initially, he hoped to present the concept to the Board of Directors for additional funding to complete the project, but was blocked by Howard Kerl, a powerful executive in charge of product planning and technical staff (and Mitchell's sworn enemy). The project ceased, after having endured many a tirade over the years.
The Pontiac Phantom was primed with a special nitrocellulose black paint that had been used in the 1930s on GM luxury cars. (Picture from: Dean'sGarage)
While the car was technically in Pontiac's possession and placed in storage in its queue for destruction like most unfortunated GM concept cars at the time, but a team of designers quietly stepped in and negotiated with GM to save the car and managed to move the car to the Sloan Museum near Flint, Michigan. As a result, now the Pontiac Phantom concept car has become one of the museum displays, as you can see to this day.
The Pontiac Phantom now sat on display at the Sloan Museum near Flint, Michigan after saved by a designer team from GM's crusher machine. (Picture from: Dean'sGarage)
As for Mitchell, he retired soon after in 1977, with no new concept car to drive home. He's not without transportation, though, as he's adopted more than 50 GM vehicles ranging of the concepts, special editions, and personal customs for his own collection. Mitchell launched his own design consultancy and ran it for almost a decade, until health problems forced permanent retirement and passed away in 1988.
As quoted of Dean's Garage, enthusiasts’ opinions differ on Mitchell’s most significant contribution to GM’s automotive legacy. Some say the Corvette, some say his stewardship of Cadillac through four decades, but many point to the personal luxury car as his greatest contribution. Even though he did not invent it, he certainly perfected the format and helped define the romance of a car that promised a great presence on the road, with lots of power and style. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CURBSIDECLASSIC | CARSTYLING.RU | DEANSGARAGE | MYCARQUEST | WIKIPEDIA ]
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Saturday, September 24, 2022

It's only one running replica and quarter-scaled model were left

~Replica ONLY~ To produce a car model, usually, the auto manufacturer must go through many stages, starting from a concept design development to making a decision to produce it or not. Well, at the design development stage, manufacturers usually also make several models of the car concept in several sizes ranging from small to 1: 1 for a series of tests and or also used as a promotional model to see the public interest on being worked model.
1956 Pontiac Club de Mer concept car (in pictured replica model by Marty Martino) launched for the first time to public at the GM's Motorama Show(Picture from: Carscoops)
The same thing was done by the American automotive giant, General Motors who had made several famous future concept cars. They make these concept cars as a basis for producing cars in the future. Including something created based on one of their other brands, due to the manufacturer houses multiple car brands.
1956 Pontiac Club de Mer Concept is said the perfect setting for its resort club image(Picture from: CarDesignNews)
And the Pontiac Club de Mer Concept may be one example made by Pontiac in 1956 and launched for the first time at the General Motors Motorama Show at the time, and sat along with its sibling, Oldsmobile Golden Rocket. This futuristic concept car creation embodies Harley Earl's design ideas, then translated and brought up by Paul Gillian, the Pontiac design chief then.
The Pontiac Club de Mer published on the 1956 GM Motorama's brochures. (Picture from: AMKlassiek)
As quoted of Wikipedia, it was a two-door sports roadster that incorporated innovative breakthrough styling like a sleek, low-profile body encasing a large engine, a design trend used widely in LSR (land speed record) trials at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah during the 1950s. The overall its body styling was a smooth, non-undulating profile, similar to an American supersonic jet fighter, with virtually no protrusions or recesses of any kind save for the out-vents on the leading edge of both doors, and the fin. 
This reproduction version of 1956 Pontiac Club de Mer Concept's interior is faithful insisted to the original design(Picture from: CarDesignNews)
The vehicle had no bumpers, a common feature on most concepts, and the door handles were quite small and also had a very low profile at just under 990.6 mm (39 inches). The concept car's exterior was inspired by contemporary aircraft designs at the time, using a stainless steel monocoque, individual windscreens similar to those on the 1955 Lincoln Futura (later TV's Batmobile), an aerodynamically fashioned fascia that flowed down from the hood skin to cover most of the grill, concealed headlights, and a single rear-deck dorsal fin.
1956 Pontiac Club de Mer concept (in pictured replica model by Marty Martino) was inspired by contemporary aircraft designs at the time(Picture from: AMKlassiek)
While its interior styling had a barebones functionality to it, but it is still much better than the production vehicles available in showrooms at the time. Instruments were low key, with triangularly configured gauges mounted well behind a three-spoke, GT-style steering wheel, around the steering column. The speedometer was positioned on top, and a smaller gauge on either side, each enclosed in its own pod. The interior was finished in red, while passengers gained entry through conventional doors. 
1956 Pontiac Club de Mer (front) sat along with the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket at the 1956 Motorama(Picture from: CarDesignNews)
It is known that only one Club de Mer prototype (actually just a rolling model) was ever constructed and unveiled in Miami, Florida, along with another ¼-scale model. But then, the only prototype was scrapped out by GM in 1958 as part of the company's policy for any concept vehicles it deemed had expired and no longer profitable. And only its ¼-scale model exists todays was owned by Joseph Bortz of Illinois until it sold to noted car collector Ron Pratt at the 2007 Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction for $75,000.
However, there is another life-sized Pontiac Club de Mer replica in mint shape and fully functional ones. This running replica built by Marty Martino back in the 2000s, based on a 1959 Pontiac chassis and powered by the 1959 Strato Streak engine mated to the Jetaway Hydro-Matic 4-speed transmission. It took three years to complete and sold at auction in 2009 for $110,000. *** [EKA [15092020] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BARRET-JACKSON | WIKIPEDIA | CARSCOOPS  | AMKLASSIEK]
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Friday, September 23, 2022

A unique-shaped Hausmann scooter ahead of its time

~Rare ONE~ Finding a unique scooter that we've never seen before is like finding a treasure and giving it its own happiness. We felt this recently, when we found a unique-shaped classic scooter image on QuirkyRides status in Twitter some time ago. At first glance the scooter looks similar to German big scooters such as Maico Mobil, Glas Goggo, or custom-made scooter based on Piaggio Vespa.
The unique-shaped Hausman Scooter made by Jaroslav Hausman, a Czechoslovakian engineer back in 1947. (Picture from: QuirkyRides's status on Twitter)
We're assure most of you have never seen one before. After we searched for info on the internet and got only a little information from several sources, finally we've found out that it was the Hausman Scooter or Skùtr Hausman which was made long before any other big scooters came into this world. As you can see, it was a unique-shaped scooter prototype made by Jaroslav Hausman, a Czechoslovakian engineer back in 1947. So who is Jaroslav Hausman?
The unique-shaped Hausman Scooter sat on displays in the Auto Moto Museum Oldtimer Kopřivnice in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic. (Picture from: CEAutoClassic.eu)
As quoted of CEAutoClassic.eu, he is one of the designers who works for Carrosserie Sodomka, a well-known coachbuilder company based in Bohemia, owned by Josef Sodomka, before nationalized under the communist regime in 1948 and renamed into Karosa n.p. whose its production is concentrated in coachbuilding of large vehicles such as busses and trolleybuses for many Czechoslovakian and others car marques then.
The unique-shaped Hausman Scooter has a large space for the spare wheel under its front cover. (Picture from: CEAutoClassic.eu)
Related to the unique-shaped Hausman Scooter, it's known that they finished only a single complete prototype, along with several other frames. So far the prototype has been hidden in its original state for decades under the possession of the Hausman family.
The Hausman Scooter is built on a tubular frame supported with two 10-inches wheels and powered by an air-cooled 170 cc CZ engine. (Picture from: MotoCollection.org)
The unique-shaped scooter has a weighs around 120 kg is built on a tubular frame, and supported with two 10-inches wheels. This unique-shaped scooter is powered by an air-cooled 170 cc CZ engine which is said to be capable of carrying it galloping up to a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, under its front cover is a large space for the spare wheel.
The unique-shaped Hausman Scooter sat on displays in the Auto Moto Museum Oldtimer Kopřivnice in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic. (Picture from: CEAutoClassic.eu)
Reportedly the 170 cc engine used was quite successful so that 6 units were prepared, where one of them was used for this Hausman Scooter prototype while the rest was prepared specifically for racing motorcycles.
The Hausman Scooter has a quite unique fin shape parts that's reminds us of the same shape that exists in a series of American's automobiles a decade later so it can be said ahead of its time. (Picture from: MotoCollection.org)
This Hausman Scooter has quite unique parts and it can be said ahead of its time. How not, if you pay attention, this scooter has a fin-like shape that immediately reminds us of the same shape that exists in a series of American's automobiles a decade later and had becoming a trend during 1950s to 1960s.

Although the Hausman Scooter had received many attentions when launched for the first time to public in 1947 at an engineering exhibition in that country with the plan soon to be developed into a mass product, but due to political reasons this never happened.🤔
Well if you are curious this Hausman Scooter whereabout todays. As quoted of CEAutoClassic.eu, currently this unique-shaped scooter sat on displays in an automotive museum called Auto Moto Museum Oldtimer Kopřivnice in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic along with another original frame and original blueprints of another version, which has never been realised.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | QUIRKYRIDES | CEAUTOCLASSIC.EU | MOTOCOLLECTION.ORG | WIKIPEDIA | AUTOMOTOMUSEUMCZ ]
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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Did you ever knew this one-off Iso Rivolta Daytona sports car?

~ONE Off~ The naming of the car produced by the mostly automakers in the world are usually made for the reasons of market trends, designs, history, even related to several world's famous racing events such Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring and others. But specifically this time we would discussed about the 'Daytona' name considered as one of the names that might be often used by the automotive manufacturers for their car models.
The one-off Iso Rivolta Daytona aka. Nembo-1 is built in 1965 by the famous Neri & Bonacini (Nembo) coachbuilder, and based on the early design sketches of Giotto Bizzarrini. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
As quoted of Wikipedia, the name refers to the Daytona International Speedway which is one of the American famous circuits where the NASCAR annual racing was held routinely. So to this day you may have known about the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupé, Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupé, Dodge Charger Daytona, Chevrolet Corvette Daytona, and the latest Ferrari Daytona SP3, etc. Did you ever heard or even knew about the Iso Rivolta Daytona before?
The one-off Iso Rivolta Daytona's lightweight aluminum bodywork installed on the chassis of early Iso Rivolta. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
It's natural if you do not know about this Italian classic sports car, because it's one of the cars made in 1965 by an Italian automaker called Iso. As we all know, this Bresso, Milan based company owned by Renzo Rivolta which was originally a refrigerator manufacturer, later expanded its business to produce scooters. As time goes by, then this Italian company branched out and made its own Iso Rivolta, which in its brochure, the car was described as a "new concept of high-performance motoring" that combined Italian engineering and Bertone styling with a cheap and reliable American V8.
The one-off Iso Rivolta Daytona looked like a short-wheel-base Grifo A3/C with the same tail and windshield but had a large front grille plus a unique feature was the roll-down rear-windscreen. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
While the original concept was a large four-seat, road-going tourer, besides for several early chassis were converted into lightweight sports cars, and one of them was the Iso Rivolta Daytona. Uniquely, the Daytona was built after this manufacturer produced the Iso Grifo which was designed by Giotto Bizzarrini as both a road legal and race cars. Unfortunately the collaboration between Renzo Rivolta and Giotto Bizzarrini did not last long and had to end in 1965, however, Iso still wanted to continue making race cars that would be used to race in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans at that time.
The one-off Iso Rivolta Daytona's interior accomodated only two seats with a stylish steering wheel and sporty panel instruments arrangement on its dashboard. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Well, to smooth out its intention to make a worthied racing car to speed at such prestigious event, the Italian automaker decided to use a specially prepared body was made from aluminum and only had room for two seats built on the Iso Rivolta's chassis. And the whole process of the car building was executed by the Modena-based coachbuilder Neri & Bonacini (Nembo), based on the early design sketches by Bizzarrini.
The one-off Iso Rivolta Daytona is poweres by a Corvette's V8 engine mated to a four-speed close ratio gearbox and a Power-Loc equipped Salisbury differential which is definitely outstanding. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Upon completion, the first car to be given a light color finish was dubbed the Nembo-1 which looked like a short-wheel-base Grifo A3/C with the same tail and windshield but had a large front grille plus a unique feature was the roll-down rear-windscreen.
Uniquely, the one-off Iso Rivolta Daytona featured with roll-down rear-windscreen. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
For performance, this car relies on the performance of a Corvette's V8 engine mated to a four-speed close ratio gearbox and a Power-Loc equipped Salisbury differential which is definitely outstanding. As for the suspension, relying on double wishbones upfront but the rear was quite complex. It used a de Dion-type axle with trailing arms and Watts link with inboard disc brakes.
In 2000, the Iso Rivolta Daytona has experienced a thorough ground up restoration which included several body alterations such the front hood scoop was changed, added two new scoops for cockpit ventilation, side mirrors and the windows were changed from sliding to a pull up system. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
This car is included a very rare item, because it was made in 1965 only one unit for Carlo Bernasconi of Milan which was noted as the owner until 1991, then it sold to the next owner, Binie William. It was then fully restored by Paul Lanzante in England included knock-off Campagnolo alloy wheels. In such fit condition at the time, this car had won the 1997 Italian National Hill Climb Championship for the GT Prototype Class and placed 7th in the 6 hours of SPA in 2000.
The one-off Iso Rivolta Daytona also got a splendid and lavish interior, complete with matching gauges and tan leather upholstery. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
In 2000, the car handed over again to a new American owner who acquired it at a Coys auction for $857,640 which then commissioned a thorough ground up restoration. This included a splendid and lavish interior, complete with matching gauges and tan leather upholstery. Some body alterations were made like the front hood scoop was changed, two new scoops were added for cockpit ventilation, a side mirror was added and the windows were changed from sliding to a pull up system.
The one-off Iso Rivolta Daytona also got an engine revitalization by Ron Shaver with a crossover manifold and 48 DCO 2SP Weber carburetors to produce 490 bhp. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
While for its engine revitalization is done by Ron Shaver with a crossover manifold and 48 DCO 2SP Weber carburetors to produce 490 bhp. This freshly looking car appeared at the 2004 Monterey Historic Races acclaimed much surprised and praised.

In 2007 the car again appeared at the Monterey Pre-Historics to test out its new Canepa Design suspension. The extensive work included new suspension pickup points for new shock mounts and roller spline axles. Adjustable Koni shocks were fitted and offered a lower ride height. 
We're apologized due to video above is not about the Iso Rivolta Daytona, instead a digitalized concept Iso Rivolta GTZ designed by Zagato and launched back in 2017. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SUPERCARS.NET | WIKIPEDIA ]
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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Super rare, the one-off 2+2 prototype ever made by Bizzarrini

~Rare ONE~ As on several occasions ago, we have discussed in the previous article about several car models made by Bizzarrini S.p.A. the Italian automotive company, and one of them, the legendary Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada. Coincedentally while surfing in the internet, we got pictures of such a unique GT prototype with a 2+2 configuration made by those Livorno-based automaker, which is said related to the brand's legendary model.
Bizzarrini GT America 2+2 is a grand tourer style and designed specifically for the American market without compromising any quality of the 5300 GT Strada. (Picture from: BringATrailer)
Well, on this occasion we would like to discuss about mentioned 2+2 prototype called the Bizzarrini GT America 2+2. As quoted of Bizzarrini's official sites, as the name suggests this unique car is carried a grand tourer style and designed specifically for the American market without compromising any quality of the 5300 GT Strada.
Bizzarrina GT America 2+2 exhibits many hallmarks of Bizzarrini 5300 road cars as well as Iso Rivolta and Grifo models, but with a more modern (though no less interesting) body. (Picture from: StuartParrClassics)
From what it looks, the one-off built prototype exhibits many hallmarks of Bizzarrini 5300 road cars as well as Iso Rivolta and Grifo models. This is not surprising because this car is based on the Strada, but with a more modern (though no less interesting) body. Unfortunately, its designer goes unmentioned, but something about it suggests Frua may have been involved.
Bizzarrini GT America 2+2 features such modified lightweight aluminum bodywork to accommodate the rear seats. (Picture from: StuartParrClassics)
So the prototype features such modified lightweight aluminum bodywork to accommodate the rear seats. In true 2+2 fashion, the rear seats seem as if they’d be pretty cramped and are probably best treated as occasional-use for smaller adults, children, or simply as an extended parcel shelf. 
Bizzarrini GT America 2+2's interior flourished with brown genuine leather and carpet of the same colors. (Picture from: BringATrailer)
The exterior appearance of the Bizzarrini GT America 2+2 prototype got painted in an elegant champagne metallic touches, and matches with its interior flourished with brown genuine leather and carpet of the same colors.
Bizzarrini GT America 2+2 is powered by an 5,354 cc Chevrolet Corvette V8 engine, coupled with a single four-barrel carburetor, and Borg Warner four-speed manual gearbox. (Picture from: BringATrailer)
While to support its legs, the car with a wheelbase of 2,450 mm is equipped with independent front suspensions, de Dion rear axles, and also four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Furthermore, the car is powered by an 5,354 cc Chevrolet Corvette V8 engine as utilized in most Bizzarrini made cars, coupled with a single four-barrel carburetor, Borg Warner four-speed manual gearbox chanelled a power of 355 hp to drive its rear wheels, and providing a claimed top speed that approached of 180 mph.
Bizzarrini GT America 2+2 made its first public appearance at the Turin Auto Show 1968, never entered the company's production lines after that. (Picture from: StuartParrClassics)
After being completed, this car made its first public appearance at the Turin Auto Show 1968. As quoted of Stuart Parr Classics, the unique one-off prototype has had just two owners, one being Giotto Bizzarrini himself. 
We're sorry, the video above about the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada is not a prototype under discussion. Unfortunately the car has never entered the company's production lines, and seems the automaker content with just making it ended as its show car that the boss occasionally uses for sightseeing.😄 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BIZZARRINI | STUARTPARRCLASSICS | BRINGATRAILER | CARROZZIERI-ITALIANI | MYCARREQUEST ]
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