Sunday, September 25, 2011

1966 ASA 1000 GT Spider

by Mike -

This is a terrific car that you do not see very often.

Ferrari designed this little gem and sold the manufacturing rights to Autocostruzioni Societa per Azioni (ASA).

ASA hired Giotto Bizzarrini to test drive the car and work out the final technical details, which he did.

The engine has 1032 cc displacement and is based on the Ferrari 250 GT engine, with a 4-speed transmission. It produces 97 hp.

The body style is by Bertone. The coupe was introduced at the Turin Auto Show in 1961 and the Spider was introduced in 1963.

It is estimated that 118 ASA 1000 GTs were made with only 17 Spiders in the total.

This car delivers a Ferrari like experience without the expense of owning and maintaining a V12 Ferrari. Well, it also will not go as fast as a Ferrari.

This car was at the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours On The Avenue in August 2011.

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