This is not shoddy past repairs. This is a whole new fiberglass body. There is value in a forgery if the buyer thinks it is a real car. I estimate a fake Bizzarrini can be made for $200,000 and sold for $400,000 as the case here. This is a nice profit.How Bizzar...
Headlamps appear to be further set, with longer perspex covers...not just differing angles. I'd be amazed there was value in a forgery though, perhaps shoddy past repairs?
All fibreglass? I guess it is easily possible. It's a pretty lousy forgery, given the additional vents in quite prominent visual positions...why would someone do that? Surely it's inviting scrutiny? Chicken v egg in that case, I guess.This is not shoddy past repairs. This is a whole new fiberglass body. There is value in a forgery if the buyer thinks it is a real car. I estimate a fake Bizzarrini can be made for $200,000 and sold for $400,000 as the case here. This is a nice profit.
Haha! I absolutely agree. Actually, the minor differences all add up to be a much nicer looking car, in my opinion. However, the 'authentic' shape is very imposing, which makes the car what it is.I have no dog in this fight but I actually prefer the front end treatment of this example over the "real" ones.
Yes, this is likely a Diomonte fabricated body that is made of fiberglass. The Bizzarrini model made of fiberglass was called the Bizzarrini GT America and the appearance was the same as the aluminum bodied cars like the examples I used in my article.
This car was raced in 2007 during the Spettacolo Sportivo Alfa Romeo. The owner told me that the car is 'somewhere in the middle' when talking chassisnumbers. The car was tuned (and restored?) by Auto Classica Rubbio in Nederhorst den Berg in Holland. A well known restorer and excellent panelbeater.Olaf,
This car you have pictured looks like one of the "rivet" cars, aluminum body with about 7,000 rivets holding it together. This car also appears to be a race car. I believe the race cars did not have bumpers, why would they?
The GT America were fiberglass bodies but the shape was the same as the Aluminum bodied cars (see the Dec. 1966 issue of Road & Track where a GT america is on the cover). The Diomonte bodies were made later and for some reason are not an exact copy of the Giugiaro design.
Hello MyCarQuest,Do you know the chassis number?