1970 Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa

GTS Europa - one off

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1970
  • Kilometerstand 
    10 km / 7 mi
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Originalzustand
  • Innenfarbe 
    Schwarz
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Rot
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Leistung 
    210 PS / 155 kW / 208 BHP
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

It is a special “one-off” and original Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa, a proportioned and aerodynamic car by Giotto Bizzarrini – one of the most eclectic italian engineers, also designer of the Ferrari 250 GTO –, equipped with the mechanical that Giotto would have wished for his little GT.

This history begins in November 1970, when the owner, first and current, went in Livorno at Bizzarrini Prototipi – at the time selling-off company - and bought two 1900 GT Europa bodies. This model, designed and developed by Ing. Giotto Bizzarrini, should have been the entry level model, beneath the bigger 5300 GT Strada. Bizzarrini sold only twelve 1900 GT Europa cars because the factory was in bad conditions, and in few monyhs became bankrupt. Most of the 25/30 chassis remained in the production line, uncompleted, were knocked out by the unpaid workers. The current owner od the car, at that time 26 years old, bought two cars with few components installed, but not damaged.

The will of the owner was to mount complete the cars with Alfa Romeo mechanic; during the years, his craftman activity didn’t allow him to finish quickly the building of the Bizzarrinis, but they always remained in his mind; he studied, designed, tried, re-tried, changed and found many improvement from the original model. This 1900 GT Europa, renamed “GTS” – where S means Spyder – had been completed in more than 40 years: the same solution was exprimented by Mr. Bizzarrini for the one-off 5300 SI Spyder.
The open top is just one of the specs. Here the main mechanical features: Dino Ferrari 206 engine with more than 200 hp (originally 180 hp), longitudinal transmission with limited-slip differential from Dino 2400, Girling brake system with rear onboard discs; suspensions are tailor made, using original hub casting with Tecno dampers and arms.

Many special parts were specifically built by the owner for this car as the whole interior, the exhaust system, the wheels, the fuel tank and the side glasses without frames. Then, the front hood, the wider wheel arches and tens of accessories custom-made which come togegher with the car: the toolbag, the keyholder, the hidden fire extinguisher or the silver key.
Compared with the 1900 GT Europa, on this car front and rear bumpers have been removed; rear lights are now larger and integrated with the body; from the bottom two big inox exhausts come out, developed for this engine mounted, which can be used with or without silencers.

Apart from the second chassis built by the owner and recently sold, this car is the only single-owner remained: the car comes with the original invoice of the chassis, of the original spare parts and of the Dino engine; it is Registered a the international ISO-Bizzarrini international club and is also shown into many books dedicated to the italian Car Company based in Livorno.

There are tens of particulars that the owner studied and built over these years to reach the dream of build “his own car”. Better than many words, these pictures would transmit part of the passion which followed the hands of this man - half a craftman and half an artist - who built cared about this car for all his life. Soon we will present a video documentary about the history of GTS Europa. Here the video teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7xfbIvyicg

The car could be seen by apointment in Bologna.
Detailed photos are available on our website www.gulfblue.it