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Hurricane52

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We're thinking of having a little play on the Simplon Pass (weather permitting and along with the Gottard, Grimsel and Furka) when returning from the forum's little run out - what's it like please?
The Simplon Pass was lovely - loads of covered sections - semi-tunnels. Takes about an hour but seems to be over in a flash. There were two roadworks sections where it was one way but didn’t hold us up much. Road surface excellent and the Swiss toilets at the top were mint.
 

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A Great story here.
History doesn’t record whether this Bizzarrini’s first French owner (who dealt in jukeboxes and slot machines) wore a racing suit whenever he drove it, but the attire and rally lights don’t suggest he went anywhere slowly. Another Frenchman owned it from 1970 for 45 years, painting it orange and taking the mileage to 109,000km “although I never exceeded 250km/h to not over rev the engine.” Our client bought it seven years ago and drove it 1,000km non-stop across Europe for us to sell. We’re pleased to report the job is now done and the new owner will be using it in the same spirit. To quote an old American friend: “Never lift!”

#bizzarrini #5300gt #italianstyle #v8power #1968 #gallicchic #justdriveitFB_IMG_1659678727649.jpg
 

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Only 4 on the planet.........Apparently!
There’s only 2 250S’s.

The 250F is the racing car of which there are 26.
There’s a missing one with a massive racing history. It could be worth up to €50million.

My friend has one. His father owned it for 25 years and it’s not seen the light of day in that time. Next month I’ll be going over to Italy to get the chassis number to see whether it’s the ‘missing’ 250F.
If it is or it isn’t. It’s an epic motor.
 

Vampyrebat

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There’s only 2 250S’s.

The 250F is the racing car of which there are 26.
There’s a missing one with a massive racing history. It could be worth up to €50million.

My friend has one. His father owned it for 25 years and it’s not seen the light of day in that time. Next month I’ll be going over to Italy to get the chassis number to see whether it’s the ‘missing’ 250F.
If it is or it isn’t. It’s an epic motor.
Very exciting!!........You must be looking forward to that trip!!
 

Tallman

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There’s only 2 250S’s.

The 250F is the racing car of which there are 26.
There’s a missing one with a massive racing history. It could be worth up to €50million.

My friend has one. His father owned it for 25 years and it’s not seen the light of day in that time. Next month I’ll be going over to Italy to get the chassis number to see whether it’s the ‘missing’ 250F.
If it is or it isn’t. It’s an epic motor.
Very interesting, it seems to be a very complicated issue with many chassis numbers being used for various cars and various parts being used on various chassis numbers with the addition of replicas and repaired/new chassis. Keep us informed, it would be quite a discovery!
 

Tallman

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A Great story here.
History doesn’t record whether this Bizzarrini’s first French owner (who dealt in jukeboxes and slot machines) wore a racing suit whenever he drove it, but the attire and rally lights don’t suggest he went anywhere slowly. Another Frenchman owned it from 1970 for 45 years, painting it orange and taking the mileage to 109,000km “although I never exceeded 250km/h to not over rev the engine.” Our client bought it seven years ago and drove it 1,000km non-stop across Europe for us to sell. We’re pleased to report the job is now done and the new owner will be using it in the same spirit. To quote an old American friend: “Never lift!”

#bizzarrini #5300gt #italianstyle #v8power #1968 #gallicchic #justdriveitView attachment 104210
You can get a new one now..these continuations are interesting but I can imagine it takes away a bit from the originals

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1134461_revived-bizzarrini-delivers-first-5300-gt-continuation-car-plans-supercar-next