Lot 34: 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada

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February 10, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
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Description: 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Carte grise française Châssis n° IA3*0309 - Restauration de belle qualité - Entre les mêmes mains depuis 27 ans - Performances élevées - Soigneusement utilisée Achetée par Hervé Ogliastro en avril 1990 lors d''une vente aux enchères de Maître Poulain, cette Bizzarrini GT Strada a appartenu auparavant, selon M.Koobs de Hartog (spécialiste et historien des Bizzarrini) à plusieurs collectionneurs successifs comme Max Balchowski, un Américain du Wisconsin, Oliver Kuttner, puis un collectionneur allemand bien connu, ce dernier avait proposée à la vente chez Motor-Gallery Aachen, à Aix-la-Chapelle la voiture avant qu''elle ne soit vendue aux enchères. Il semble qu''un autre exemplaire porte le même numéro de châssis. Il est très probable que la voiture appartenant aujourd''hui à H. Ogliastro était dans l''atelier d''Oliver Kuttner en même temps qu''une autre voiture qui n''avait pas de documents. Kuttner aurait donc utilisé le numéro de châssis et les documents de la n°309 pour les deux autos. Après son achat, Hervé Ogliastro la faisait immatriculer 5300 WZ..., numéro particulièrement approprié ! A cette époque, le compteur affichait 12 800 miles, mais la voiture était à restaurer entièrement. Donc, sur les conseils de J. Lavost, qui était président du club Bizzarrini France, Hervé Ogliastro envoyait la Bizzarrini aux établissements Diomante, en Italie. Salvatore Diomante dirigeait dans les années 1960 l''usine Bizzarrini. Après sa restauration complète, elle était envoyée en 1993 aux ateliers de restauration André Lecoq pour des travaux de finition. Quatre ans plus tard, en 1997, elle était présentée au concours d''élégance de Bagatelle mais, globalement, elle n''a que très peu roulé puisque le compteur montre 14 220 miles aujourd''hui. Comme son nom l''indique, la Bizzarrini 5300 GT est l''œuvre de Giotto Bizzarrini, un des créateurs de la Ferrari 250 GTO. Elle concentre ses "crédos" techniques et son moteur très en arrière favorise la position du centre de gravité, et donc la tenue de route. Bizzarrini ne s''est pas embarrassé de la complexité d''un moteur italien et il est allé chercher le sien chez Chevrolet : de 365 à 400 ch selon les versions, le V8 issu de la Corvette permettait à celle qui s''appelait au début Iso A3/C d''être la GT la plus rapide de son époque, devant la Ferrari 275 GTB. La carrosserie, d''abord produite en aluminium chez Drogo, sera ensuite fabriquée chez BBM, avec quelques exemplaires en fibre de verre. Au total, la production s''est limitée à quelque 130 unités. En superbe état à la suite d''une restauration soignée, cette voiture a de plus l''avantage d''être une rare Strada à carrosserie aluminium qui, contrairement à nombre de ses sœurs, n''a pas été transformée pour la compétition. Elle constitue l''intéressante opportunité d''acquérir une GT rare, de très hautes performances et appréciée des connaisseurs. Merci de noter qu''une erreur apparait dans le catalogue principal et que comme il est correctement indiqué dans le petit catalogue ainsi que dans le catalogue consacré à la Collection Hervé et Martin Ogliastro, cette Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada porte le numéro de châssis IA3*0309 et son estimation est bien 600 000 € à 900 000 €. Merci de noter que nous prions les acheteurs potentiels de consulter le dossier de la voiture qui contient le rapport de M. M.Koobs de Hartog, spécialiste de la marque. French title Chassis n° IA3*0309 - High quality restoration - In the same ownership for 27 years - High performance - Used carefully This Bizzarrini GT Strada was bought by Hervé Ogliastro in April 1990 at an auction held by Maître Poulain. Prior to this, according to the Bizzarrini specialist and historian Koobs de Hartog, the car was owned by a string of collectors including Max Balchowski, an American from Wisconsin, Oliver Kuttner and a well-known German collector. The latter had the car up for sale with Motor-Gallery Aachen, before selling it at auction. It appears that another example has the same chassis number. It is very possible that the car belonging to H. Ogliastro was in Oliver Kuttner''s workshop at the same time as another one, which had no documentation. Kuttner probably used the chassis number and documents belonging to n°309 for both car. After buying the Bizzarrini, Hervé Ogliastro registered it 5300 WZ, a particularly appropriate registration! At that time, the odometer showed just 12 800 miles, but the car required full restoration. And so, advised by J. Lavost, President of the Bizzarrini France club, Hervé Ogliastro sent it to Diomante in Italy. During the 1960s Salvatore Diomante was in charge of the Bizzarrini factory. After the full restauration, the car was sent in 1993 to the restoration workshop of André Lecoq for the finishing touches. Four years later, in 1997, this Bizzarrini was shown at the Bagatelle concours d''élégance. It has only been driven sparingly, as shown by the odometer, which reads14 220 miles today. As the name suggests, the Bizzarrini 5300 GT is the work of Giotto Bizzarrini, one of the creators of the Ferrari 250 GTO. It was a distillation of his technical ideology, and positioning the engine towards the back gave the car a better centre of gravity and improved roadholding. Bizzarrini didn''t bother with a complicated Italian engine, but went to look for one at Chevrolet. With versions ranging from 365 to 400 bhp, the Corvette''s V8 enabled the car, known at the start as the Iso A3/C, to be the fastest GT of its day, even quicker than the Ferrari 275 GTB. The body, initially built in aluminium by Drogo, was later produced by BBM, with a few examples in fibreglass. In total, production was limited to some 130 cars. In superb condition following a meticulous restoration, this car has the extra attraction of being a rare aluminium-bodied Strada that, unusually, was not transformed for competition. Here is an interesting opportunity to buy a high performance GT car that is rare and appreciated by connoisseurs. Please note there is a mistake in the main catalogue and that as it is correctly indicated in the small catalogue and in the Hervé and Martine Ogliastro Collection''s catalogue, this Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada is chassis number IA3*0309 and is estimated € 600,000 to € 900,000. Please note that we advise potential buyers to consult Mr Koobs de Hartog''s report available in the car''s file.
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