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Bizzarrini GT Strada 5300

Built by Giotto Bizzarrini, the GT Strada 5300 was typical of early 1960s Italian sports cars. It was a low-slung high-performer with vivid acceleration and a 145-mph top speed. Learn about Bizzarrini's GT Iso and Grifo models.

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  • 1952 Siata 208S Spyder
    1952 Siata 208S Spyder

    The 1952 Siata 208S Spyder was a popular choice among race car drivers. Powered by a Fiat 2.0-liter V-8 engine, the Siata was capable of reaching a top speed of 110 mph. Learn more about this little roadster. See more »

  • 1954 OSCA MT-4 Sports Racer
    1954 OSCA MT-4 Sports Racer

    The 1954 OSCA MT-4 sports racer is the world's most famous sports-racing OSCA. Its dual-overhead-cam four displaced just 1-1/2 liters (1,452 cc), and horsepower totaled only 130 at 6,300 rpm. Learn how the 1954 OSCA MT-4 Sports Racer overachieved. See more »

  • 1954-1965 Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Giulia
    1954-1965 Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Giulia

    Alfa Romeo trained its sights on creating an affordable small sedan in the early 1950s. Read how the temptation to make something livelier and more exciting of the new car resulted in a real jewel, the 1954-1965 Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Giulia. See more »

  • Alfa Romeo Sports Cars
    Alfa Romeo Sports Cars

    Alfa Romeo has made sports cars with sleek designs and excellent handling since 1950. Alfa Romeo was also a dominant power in European auto racing. Learn about Alfa Romeo's history and its renowned sports cars. See more »

  • Bizzarrini GT Strada 5300
    Bizzarrini GT Strada 5300

    Built by Giotto Bizzarrini, the GT Strada 5300 was typical of early 1960s Italian sports cars. It was a low-slung high-performer with vivid acceleration and a 145-mph top speed. Learn about Bizzarrini's GT Iso and Grifo models. See more »

  • Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport
    Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport

    The Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport hides a Fiat engine under Pinin Farina’s signature styling. Although it had the beauty, the 202 Gran Sport simply didn't have the muscle to attract many sales. Find out more about the Gran Sport including photos. See more »

  • DeTomaso Sports Cars
    DeTomaso Sports Cars

    Alejandro de Tomaso was a race-car driver who emigrated to Italy to build competition machines. The Mangusta was one of DeTomaso’s first sport cars that rivaled the Shelby Cobra. Learn about the DeTomaso line of sports cars. See more »

  • Fiat Sports Cars
    Fiat Sports Cars

    In the 1950s, Fiat got into the sports-car business with roaring success with models like the 1200 and 124 Sport Spider. Eventually, however, Fiat had to pull out of the sports-car game. Learn about Fiat sports cars. See more »

  • Iso Grifo
    Iso Grifo

    The Iso Grifo which debuted in 1963 was a big curvy fastback with a top speed of at least 160 mph. It didn’t sell well. Luckily, there weren’t too many produced. Learn about Iso sports cars. See more »

  • Lamborghini Sports Cars
    Lamborghini Sports Cars

    To some, Lamborghini sports cars are the “other Italians,” fated to exist in the shadow of glamorous Ferrari. But in this article, you will learn that Lamborghini sports cars had their own identity, and on occasion even influenced Ferrari. See more »

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