My Car Quest

November 19, 2018

The Rock Star And The Silver Bizzarrini GT 5300

by Mike –

Classic car lovers come from all walks of life and all points on the economic spectrum. When they get together to talk about cars these differences in backgrounds disappear and the love of the cars takes a front seat.

Guy Berryman and his Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

Guy Berryman and his Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

I saw this in April 2013 at the lunch with Giotto Bizzarrini in Livorno, Italy. There were about forty Iso and Bizzarrini enthusiasts, some of who brought their cars. One of these cars was a silver Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada, chassis number IA3*0276, brought all the way from the UK by the new owner, Guy Berryman, the bass player for the rock band Coldplay.

Guy Berryman and his Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

Guy Berryman is removing the door panel to look for ID numbers

I have written about this Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada before when it was for sale in New York; it looks better in person than it did in the dealer photos. It is in nearly original condition and Guy Berryman told me he will do as little restoration as possible, maintaining as much originality as he can.

Don Meluzio helps Guy Berryman with the door panel

Don Meluzio helps Guy with the door panel

He also wants to return it to the original color and maintain the original interior which is a rare two color interior. This is all normal car lover stuff, no rock and roll paint job – just a sympathetic and correct restoration, the way most car lovers like it.

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada and Iso Fidia and Iso Rivolta GT

Car lovers talking about cars

Above, Guy gets a lot of attention because he owns a silver Bizzarrini GT 5300 – not because he’s a rock star.

In the classic car world the cars are the stars and some cars, like a silver Bizzarrini GT 5300, are the rock stars.

Iso Rivolta GT, Iso Fidia, Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

The cars and their owners

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

Two color interior and original steering wheel

Bizzarrini GT 5300 and Guy Berryman

Sharing a laugh

Above, Don Meluzio, on the right, (owner of a Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada and one of the three Bizzarrini Spyders) and Jack Koobs de Hartog, on the left, (author of several books about Bizzarrini cars) discuss Bizzarrini details with Guy.

Guy Berryman and his Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

Don and Guy inspecting the Bizzarrini GT 5300

Iso and Bizzarrini cars

The cars from a different view

I am looking forward to seeing Bizzarrini No. 0276 after the restoration is complete.

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Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

A beautiful site over the Mediterranean

Guy Berryman and his Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

Closing up the door panel

Guy Berryman's Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

Ready to go home

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The Rock Star And The Silver Bizzarrini GT 5300
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The Rock Star And The Silver Bizzarrini GT 5300
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Guy Berryman of Coldplay shares his Bizzarrini GT 5300 with other Bizzarrini car lovers.
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  1. Grifo4me says:

    Glad they used that rock as a tire stop, it looks like it’s a long way to the bottom of that cliff! You don’t want it to get Swallowed in the Sea, that would be So Sad.

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