In 1968, Italian automaker Bizzarrini collaborated with renowned racing team Conrero to create a stunning and powerful sports car: the Bizzarrini Europa 1900 GT by Conrero. The car was designed by Giotto Bizzarrini, a former engineer for Ferrari and Lamborghini, who had previously created several high-performance sports cars in the 1960s.
The Bizzarrini Europa 1900 GT by Conrero was built with a focus on speed and handling. The car's sleek and aerodynamic body was crafted from lightweight aluminum, with a low profile that conveyed both elegance and power. The car's mid-mounted engine was a 1900cc inline-four that produced up to 225 horsepower, which was sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission.
One of the most impressive features of the Bizzarrini Europa 1900 GT by Conrero was its suspension system. The car featured a four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers, which provided exceptional handling and stability on the road. The suspension was adjustable, allowing drivers to fine-tune the car's handling to their personal preferences.
Despite its impressive performance and handling, the Bizzarrini Europa 1900 GT by Conrero was not a commercial success. Only a handful of cars were ever produced, and they remain rare and highly sought-after among collectors and enthusiasts today. However, the car's legacy lives on as a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of its creators, who pushed the boundaries of automotive design and engineering in pursuit of the perfect driving experience.
In conclusion, the Bizzarrini Europa 1900 GT by Conrero is a remarkable sports car that embodies the best of Italian automotive design and engineering. The Bizzarrini Europa 1900 GT by Conrero remains a legendary and highly coveted piece of automotive history.
Weighing just 650 kg (thanks to the use of fiberglass for its body) and boasting independent suspension, a limited-slip differential and four-wheel disc brakes, the Europa was a potent prospect. It is believed that just 12 were built, so this is a car you aren’t bound to see that often. Back in 1966 however, the 1900 GT Europa was the star of the Bizzarrini stand at that year’s Salone dell’Automobile in Turin and one of the most notable prototypes in the whole exhibition, holding its own in the popularity contest with more well-known cars like the Dino 206, Maserati Ghibli, and De Tomaso Mangusta. The “baby” GT by Giotto Bizzarrini!
The GT only weighs 650kg, but the drive and the handling feel more stable than a similarly not-heavy Lotus perhaps, and in the bends the car always responds neutrally and behaves exactly how you’d want and expect something of its size and layout to. The interior’s look is not what you’d call refined, as this is more or less a working prototype with plates on it, but it’s black, mean by way of eschewing any luxury beyond basic upholstery and gauges—it looks racing-oriented, and in short, it’s just so Bizzarrini!
Bizzarrinis are rare cars indeed, with the 1900 GT Europa rarer still. This Europa represents an infrequent opportunity to acquire a sleek GT from one of the masters of car design.
This example was produced already in 1968 before it got the Conrero upgrade and was sold new to Italy in May 1969 to Giovani Caruso who kept it 35 years before donated to his son who sold it to France. This car is very special because it has a lightweight chassis and a more powerful engine of about 225 PS developed by Conrero. It was intended to be used in rally but never ran. This was the last example built before the bankrupcy. The car was restored by Diomante in 2010.
The four-cylinder 1.9 engine was then developed by Conrero to deliver the power of 225 PS thanks to the installation of a special cylinder head, the Kügelfisher power supply and an exhaust system without muffler, ensuring a maximum speed of 235 km/h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds.
This completely nut and bolt restored example has done only about 2.000 kilometres since its restoration. Car for sale due to selling off private collection.
|First Registration Date||11.05.1969|
|Engine||1.897 ccm, ca.200 PS, I4|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Red / White|
|Color - interior||Black|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||35.000 km (2.000 km since restoration)|
|Chassis / VIN||B523|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Jablonec nad Nisou|
2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1897 cm3, advertised power with the Conrero engine: 225 PS when new; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3790 mm, width: 1620 mm, wheelbase: 2200 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: max. 650 kg (lighter competition chassis) top speed: 235 km/h (advertised with the Conrero engine); accelerations: 0-100 km/h 7.2 s (advertised)