A Look Back At The Bizzarrini Strada, A Sports Car With Italian Design And An American Heart

Jun 01, 2022 267

Though it sounds like a menu in an Italian restaurant, the Bizzarrini Strada is a real car, and there’s no shame in admitting you’re hearing this name for the first time. The classic car enjoyed a rather short lifespan, having come to life in 1964 only to go belly up five years later. The accidental Italian marquee was declared bankrupt in 1969, and with it came the end of Bizzarrini automobile manufacturing.

What do we mean by "accidental marquee?" If the Ferrari Night of the Long Knives hadn’t happened, Giotto Bizzarrini wouldn’t have abruptly left his job as Chief Engineer at Ferrari. And if he hadn’t left, he wouldn’t have founded his own automobile manufacturing company.

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SOURCE: https://www.hotcars.com

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