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Monday, 30 November 2015

ISO A3/C

This is one of the cars which competed in the Coys of Kensington Pre 1964 GT Race at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 2000.
Shown in the programme of the event as an ISO A3C, it belonged to Jeremy Agace and was driven by him and Ray Bellm in this 50 minute race. The car was designed by Giotto Bizzarrini for Renzo Rivolta as a successor to the Iso Rivolta IR 300, but when Bizzarrini split from Iso Rivolta he started his own company and the A3/C formed the basis of the Bizzarrini 5300 Corsa. The programme said this about the car:

Monaco-based Agace's Iso, the company's Turin show car of '63, benefits from a hulking great 5.3 litre Chevrolet V8 engine, buried as far back as is possible in the cockpit bulkhead for optimum weight distribution. Well balanced and superbly fettled by Paul Lanzante's équipe, its impressive Historic log includes winning last year's Spa 6 hours and the GT class of the Paul Ricard 24 hours in '98. C0-driver Bellm is still seriously quick.

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