Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bizzarrini GT 1900 Europa - An Unfulfilled Dream

by Mike -

Bizzarrini created a scaled down GT 5300 designed for GM-Opel based on the Opel 1900 platform.

Bizzarrini produced this fiberglass-bodied car as the Bizzarrini GT 1900 Europa. The engine was an inline 4-cylinder 1.9 liter Opel with a power output of 110 hp and a claimed top speed of 128 MPH.

Unfortunately there were approximately only 17 examples of this low cost alternative to the GT 5300 made between 1966 and 1969.

Road & Track wrote in April 1971 "the Bizzarrini GT 1900 Europa is the kind of Opel GT that GM should have built in the first place".

By the time this article was published the Europa was out of production.

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