My Car Quest

June 18, 2019

The Bizzarrini Manta by ItalDesign – The Brochure

by Mike - We recently posted a history summary of the stunning Bizzarrini Manta by ItalDesign. The Bizzarrini Manta was the first car designed by the great car designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, after he started his own design firm, ItalDesign in … [Read more...]

Lost And Found: The Bizzarrini Manta

by Wallace Wyss - Rule 1, when you are founding your own car design firm, is to make a dramatic-as-all-hell show car and I think the Bizzarrini Manta qualifies. This was Giorgetto Giugiaro's strategy when he started his own design firm, … [Read more...]

One Man And His Bizzarrini GT 5300

by Mike Gulett - Ken Phillips bought his Bizzarrini GT 5300 new in Italy in the late '60s and had it shipped to the US East Coast where it stayed for the next few decades. The very same Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada (No. 0256) that I owned many years … [Read more...]

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada – Rare Birds No. 2

by Mike - Below is a 5:34 video featuring a rare car that most of us do not see everyday or Rare Birds as I call them. This is Rare Birds No. 2 in this series (Rare Birds No. 1 is here). I owned this 1966 Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada (chassis no. … [Read more...]

Buying A Bizzarrini GT 5300

Wherein Our Resident Barn Finder Tells of a Great Find... by Wallace Wyss - So here’s how it went down. I was, in the '80s, for a time, a barn finder. Now that the internet exists, I am not. But back in those days I would run pictures of cars, … [Read more...]

The Quick, The Crashed, The Lost And The Found Bizzarrini GT 5300

by Mike Gulett - A friend of mine (a long time Bizzarrini GT 5300 owner) who occasionally hung out with Carey Loftin (the movie stunt man) and Max Balchowsky (the racecar builder) told me that it was impossible to tell who owned which car … [Read more...]