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...]

The Shape of Things To Come And A Market Force

by Mike - The wedge shaped cars that were popular in the 1970s have moved up in value - the shape of things to come. The leader is the Lamborghini Countach but others like the Maserati Bora are not far behind. The Lamborghini Espada has moved up … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

The Bizzarrini Manta And The Monteverdi Hai 450SS Prototype At Auction

by Mike - Both the Bizzarrini Manta And the Monteverdi Hai 450SS Prototype were up for auction last week at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach. The Monteverdi sold for $577,500 and the Manta was unsold at a high bid of $850,000. I am … [Read more...]

Unusual Cars For Auction In Monterey Next Week

by Mike - Here are some interesting vehicles that you do not see every day and they are all up for auction in Monterey this year. I would not mind owning any of them. 1970 Monteverdi HAI 450SS Prototype – offered by Gooding & … [Read more...]