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January 17, 2018

The Bizzarrini Class At Pebble Beach Was Awesome – Part 2

by Mike –

Bizzarrini Awesome Part 1 is at this link.

This year the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance included a very rare Bizzarrini class where assembled on one field was the best gathering of Bizzarrini built cars that I have ever seen, and maybe better than anyone has ever seen.

Not all of them carried the Bizzarrini brand but that doesn’t matter because they all have Giotto Bizzarrini’s DNA.

Below are my photos of the remaining 7 Bizzarrini cars from Pebble Beach (6 were covered in Part 1) and a summary of each car scanned from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Guide.

Click on the images, the scan documents and the slide shows for a larger view.

1968 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Stile Italia

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Stile Italia with owner Don Meluzio

1968 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Stile Italia with owner Don Meluzio

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Stile Italia

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Stile Italia


 

1964 Iso Grifo A3/C

This is a real race car with period racing history.

Iso Grifo A3/C

Iso Grifo A3/C

Iso Grifo A3/C


 

1953 Fiat 500 Bizzarrini “Macchinetta” Berlinetta

This is Giotto Bizzarrini’s first car project.

Fiat 500 Bizzarrini "Macchinetta" Berlinetta

Fiat 500 Bizzarrini "Macchinetta" Berlinetta

Fiat 500 Bizzarrini "Macchinetta" Berlinetta

 

1966 Bizzarrini Manta by Italdesign

This was the first design by Giorgetto Giugiaro when he started his own design firm, Italdesign. The Manta was a design concept with the driver sitting in the middle between two passengers like the later McLaren F1.

The Manta is a multiple award winner and always draws a crowd – it placed third in this Pebble Beach Bizzarrini class.

Bizzarrini Manta

Bizzarrini Manta

Bizzarrini Manta


 

1968 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Stile Italia

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Stile Italia

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Stile Italia

Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Stile Italia


 

1969 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

This red Bizzarrini won its class at Pebble Beach many years ago and is an outstanding restored example.

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada


 

1969 American Motors AMX/3

And the winner is … this American Motors AMX/3 super car – the first AMC car to win its class at Pebble Beach, ever.

This is the AMX/3 that was tested on the Monza track by BMW and Giotto Bizzarrini himself. Bizzarrini also put his name on this car, he labeled it “AMX/3 by Bizzarrini”.

This special AMC AMX/3 was sold through My Car Quest a couple of years ago – see old photos at this link.

American Motors AMX/3

American Motors AMX/3

American Motors AMX/3

That’s it – the best gathering of Bizzarrini cars is over and and a good time was had by all.

The way it goes at Pebble Beach there may not be another Bizzarrini class for 20 years or so.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

 

Giotto Bizzarrini and his Bizzarrini Spyder

Giotto Bizzarrini touching up the Bizzarrini Spyder No. 0315S at Pebble Beach in 1990 – still striving for perfection

Bizzarrini logo

Mike Gulett and Giotto Bizzarrini

Mike Gulett and Giotto Bizzarrini – 2013 in Livorno, Italy

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The Bizzarrini Class At Pebble Beach Was Awesome – Part 2
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The Bizzarrini Class At Pebble Beach Was Awesome – Part 2
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The Bizzarrini awesomeness at Pebble Beach continues in Part 2.
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Comments

  1. Don Meluzio says:

    Thanks Mike, great coverage, what a show!

  2. Rob Krantz says:

    Very nice Mike! Thank you.

  3. Mike thank you for in-depth coverage of this wonderful class of Bizzarrini’s at Pebble beach this year. Keep up the great stories.

  4. Bill Cooper says:

    On behalf of all that were unable to attend, thank you Mike, great job!
    Bill Cooper

  5. Rollie Langston says:

    Thanks Mike for your thorough coverage and pictures of the special Bizzarrini Class. I get that we are only temporary caretakers and can’t keep forever all the great cars that have passed through our hands, do you ever regret selling your spectacular 5300 Strada?

  6. leigh keno says:

    Mike, Thank you for the great photos and commentary! I was there and you captured the essence of this rare assemblage of very, very special automobiles for posterity. Although I know that you need no encouragement, keep up the great work!

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