My Car Quest

April 24, 2024

The Bizzarrini Spyders At Amelia Island

by Mike –

It is not often that all three of the Bizzarrini Spyders are together.

They were at Amelia Island this past weekend as evidenced by the photos below. They will be at Pebble Beach this coming August. Twice in one year! How great is that?

This first photo was sent in by Sean Zapara.

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder

The photos below were sent in by Don Meluzio, who owns the blue one. Mark and Allison Sassak own both the silver prototype and the red one. All captions by Don Meluzio.

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyders

The three Bizzarrini Spyders – putting them to bed Saturday night

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyders

Sunday 6:30 AM on the showfield

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyders

Showtime – just before the gates opened

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder Prototype

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder No. IA3*0315

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder 1st production Spyder

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder

Allison Sassak in the prototype – Mark and Allison Sassak’s marvelous prototype won a corporate award- the Buddy Palumbo award for the car restored by its owner!

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder

Mark Sassak with his baby

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Spyder

Don Meluzio with IA3*0315

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Bizzarrini Emblem

Mark Sassak recreated the early Bizzarrini emblem with the help of our good friend Jack Koobs De Hartog

The Bizzarrini Spyders At Amelia Island
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The Bizzarrini Spyders At Amelia Island
All three Bizzarrini Spyders were together at Amelia Island.


  1. Did any of these sell at the auction? I see the Grifo you wrote about prior fetched almost 400k.

  2. Such lovely cars and great colors. And it’s helpful to hear they’ll be at Pebble. I know I’ll be asked for info on them (helping at PB) so if you can point me to any info / stories about these cars I’d really appreciate it. I’ll do some digging in the meantime.

  3. 3 great sports cars from a time when great cars were produced without government “help”

  4. I would like to personally thank Don Meluzio and his lovely wife Diane for the wonderful day at Amelia Island where we display our three Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder’s S.I . Don is the perfect person to represent the Bizzarrini /Iso Automobiles. A true Ambassador to the collector car market with his advance Knowledge of racing, unique brand sports cars and motorcycles. There could not be a better President of the Iso/Bizzarrini Owners club.

    FYI -Mike Gulett thank you in creating and maintaining this informative unique automotive site.

    Mark & Allison

  5. They look fantastic. My wife really liked them and the Pegaso’s.

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