My Car Quest

November 12, 2019

1966 ASA 1000 GT Spider – What A Beauty

by Mike –

This is a terrific little car that you do not see very often.

ASA 1000 GT Spider

Ferrari designed this small gem and sold the manufacturing rights to Autocostruzioni Societa per Azioni (ASA).

ASA 1000 GT Spider

ASA hired Giotto Bizzarrini to test drive the car and work out the final technical details, which he did.

ASA 1000 GT Spider

The engine has 1032 cc displacement and is based on the Ferrari 250 GT engine, with a 4-speed transmission. It produces 97 hp.

ASA 1000 GT Spider engine

The body style is by Bertone. The coupe was introduced at the Turin Auto Show in 1961 and the Spider was introduced in 1963.

It is estimated that 118 ASA 1000 GTs were made with only 17 Spiders in the total.

ASA 1000 GT Spider interior

This car delivers a Ferrari like experience without the expense of owning and maintaining a V12 Ferrari. Well, it also will not go as fast as a Ferrari.

This car was at the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours On The Avenue in August 2011.

I wrote about a 1965 ASA 1000 GT coupe for sale before.

This car was for sale on eBay once.

ASA 1000 GT Spider logo


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Comments

  1. ~ exceptional, a beautiful little car.

  2. ScuderiaPacNW says

    Very nice design. We are probably in the minority, but we like the hard-top coupe best…and always wondered how they would perform as a vintage racer. Should have bought one when they were affordable…which was not too long ago. How many were made…did they have any race history originally?

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