Last updated on November 8, 2023
Today’s car is a 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada owned by Mike Kerns. Mike is the 7th owner and it has less than 10,000 original miles on the odometer. I originally photographed this car at the San Marino Motor Classic, where this rare Bizzarrini took the coveted award of Most Exotic Sports Car. I was not satisfied with those photos (operator error) and re shot the car at Silver Spur Breakfast Gathering at Peninsula Center, Rolling Hill, CA. This beautiful car was designed by one of the most renowned automotive engineers of all time Giotto Bizzarrini.
This alloy-bodied example is finished in metallic green with a beautiful saddle leather interior. It is powered by a Corvette engine producing 365 hp, with 327 cu in, OHV V8, with a Holley 4bbl carburetor. Transferring that power to the rear wheels through a Borg Warren T-10 4-speed manual transmission to a Limited Slip differential with 3.31:1 gears. The engine was intentionally placed as far back over the front axle as possible, to improve weight distribution and handling. The front suspension is independent A-arms with coil springs over tube shock absorbers, and a anti-roll bar. In the rear there is a de Dion tube rear suspension system with trailing arms, coils springs, tube shocks and an anti-roll bar. Helping slow this baby down are Dunlop discs brakes in all 4 corners.
The MSRP was $10,500. The published top speed was 145 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 6.3 seconds. This is a rare 2-seat grand touring sports car built between 1964 and 1968. They only built a total of 133 units so it is truly rare. It is a beautiful original car that will draw car enthusiasts at any European car show or local Cars & Coffee event. Thanks for riding along. Frank