by Mike –
The article yesterday, How Trustworthy Are Classic Car Auction Companies?, attracted a lot of attention and some intelligent comments.
Today I am linking to two previously published articles about cars at auction with some questions about their history.
Is This A Real Bizzarrini? – Published on February 27, 2011
by Mike –
On January 15, 2011 in London at the Coys Autosport auction a 1968 Bizzarrini GT 5300 was sold. But was it a real Bizzarrini GT 5300? This car was reported by Coys as sold for £250,000 (approximately $405,000 US).
There have been some questions raised among Bizzarrini followers about the history of this car. Coys claimed in their catalog description of this car, Lot 224, that it was “Manufactured on the 8th of June 1968, this Bizzarrini is described as being in good condition throughout.”
It Is A Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada For Sale At RM – Published On September 17, 2011
by Mike -
On August 13, 2011 I wrote this article stating that RM had a car up for auction in London on 26 October 2011 that they called an Iso Grifo A3/C, chassis No. B0232.
This is the same car that was sold in 2009 at Gooding in Monterey as a Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada, shown above. I inspected this car and I believed it to be a Bizzarrini as stated by Gooding.
I contacted RM in London and questioned why they were changing the marque identification of this car. Their reply was very professional and they said “we will certainly do some more reaserch before the catalogue goes to print”.