• Jun 24th 2009 at 10:05AM
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click the picture for a gallery of the Bizzarrini-Lamborghini

It's not much of a shock to find an automotive mash-up on eBay Motors. However, it's rare that one of those Frankencars is a combination of one vintage Italian exotic with an even rarer and more exotic body on top, all assembled by the genius responsible for much of the hardware in the first place.

Initially intended to be a Bizzarrini GT America, this striking red coupe has been assembled on top of a Lamborghini 400GT chassis carrying the very V12 Giotto Bizzarrini designed for the marque of the bull before striking out on his own. It's more than the melding of one man's portfolio of work, the seller says it's a true Bizzarini because the car was actually finished in Livorno, Italy by Giancarlo Reali, former coachwork chief for the Bizzarrini operation.

While the car is in need of some elbow grease to render it fully stunning, that doesn't make it a bargain at a $250,000 starting bid. Given that this car seems to have actual pedigree that's sorely lacking from most of the stock offered on eBay, that price may not be as outlandish as it first seems for a one-off put together from 40-year-old leftover parts.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm glad I'm not the only one here that thinks this looks like a bunch of kit cars and a fiero or two were thrown in a blender and set to "liquify".

      I'd rather have an honest to goodness Gallardo, and use the change for a nice road trip.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have been around Bizzarrinis my entire life. My dad used to own one and a friend of his currently has two. But that is too much money for any Bizzarrini. They are very cool and nice cars but are not worth that kind of money.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like a late 70's trans am...which is not a car I would pay $25,000 to have, let alone $250,000.

      Agree with the first comment. This dude is on crack if he thinks this is a 1/4 million dollar car.

      • 6 Years Ago
      At $250k, pop-rivets don't cut it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That thing looks like someone slapped together parts from old Corvettes of many different years. Badly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The history is there. The motor is certainly there.

      But looking at the pictures, I can't help but think this wouldn't be nearly as fun to *own* as a nice Muira.

      Just from the photos, it looks like the build quality is mediocre-homebuilt bad. The design is not nearly as pretty as a Miura (although the targa would help one appreciate the sound of that motor); the whole thing looks very cheesy fiberglass-kit. That dash is just crap.

      I have to call crackpipe on this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Regarding the history, the fact that this car was assembled "several years ago" makes it a pretty dubious investment. It's not an original build, and the car was never intended to be Frankensteined this way (the bodyshell was one of the leftovers from when Bizzarrini went bust in 1969, while the Lambo chassis is, as far as I can tell, from an originally complete 400 that's been torn down or salvaged).

        That said, those comparing the Bizarrini to a '70s kit car really ought to pick up a book. Not many Bizzarrini 5300s were built, but it was a spectacular GT in its day, and it came out in 1966--three years before the C3 Corvette--so it was hardly a copycat design. The company was only solvent for five years, but has loads of pedigree--Giotto Bizzarrini started the company after working for Ferrari, designing engines for Lamborghini (including the one in the Miura), and developing the Iso Grifo and Rivolta.
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