ASA GT 1000 (1 of 120) classic and historic cars for sale in Brescia from Luzzago 1975
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ASA GT 1000 (1 of 120) - 1964

€ 125.000

ASA GT 1000 (1 of 120) - 1964
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Description

Of the very few units built, perhaps this is one of the best preserved brought to light.
In fact, the car we propose has belonged to only two owners, the first owner in 1964 and the second in 1974 until today.

The car has been preserved impeccably maintained all these years.
It has black plates and first registration document from the province of Milan.
Other very rare documentation that has come down to us is the car's original maintenance and service manual as well as the spare parts catalog book.

The ASA also has a gold ASI approval certificate.

Model history and curiosity

The 1000 GT was developed by Ferrari engineers in the late 1950s as a less expensive and compact alternative to the Ferrari Gran Turismos of the time. ASA used straight-four and six-cylinder engines derived from the 3-litre V12 "250" engine designed by Gioacchino Colombo. The chassis was developed by Giotto Bizzarrini and derived from the tubular chassis of the Ferrari 250 GTO.

The prototype that would later become the ASA 1000 GT was presented for the first time by Carrozzeria Bertone at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show under the name "Mille".

After the debut at the end, Enzo Ferrari decided not to sell the new car under the Ferrari brand and entrusted the production to a friend of his, Oronzio de Nora. The car was manufactured in Milan by a newly established company called ASA (owned by the De Nora electrochemical group) from 1964 to 1969. The 1000 GT model was officially presented in 1962, but due to production difficulties, it was built in series by 1964.

The production outlet was solved by the proposal of Oronzio De Nora, a Milanese industrialist in the electrochemical sector who, under pressure from his son Niccolò, was intent on entering the automotive field. For this purpose, the ASA company was established, chaired by Niccolò De Nora and based in Lambrate, then an industrial suburb of Milan, adjacent to the De Nora factories.

Ferrari made up for the technical-structural deficiency of the newly formed ASA with the supply of chassis and engines and Bertone for the car body and final assembly. The project assignment stipulated that the Ferrari brand should not appear on any part of the car, but to the enthusiast public it immediately became known as the Ferrarina.

Production of the new coupé, announced in 1962, actually began in 1963 at the Bertone factories and distributed using Ferrari's commercial network.

At the 1963 Geneva Motor Show the spider version was presented, again made by Bertone, but equipped with a plastic body.

Despite the performance and the high technological content, the 1000 GT did not have the success it would have deserved, perhaps due to the absence of a brand with sporting prestige, combined with a selling price (₤ 2,520,000 in 1965, both for the coupé than for the spider) not really competitive.

Even the intervention of Luigi Chinetti, former Ferrari driver and dealer for the United States, who advertised the car, making its noble genesis clearly understood, did not produce appreciable results.

When ASA went into liquidation in 1967, only around a hundred coupés had been produced, as well as around twenty spiders and special versions.


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Technical data

Brand
ASA
Model
GT 1000 (1 of 120)
Year
1964
Mileage
42716 ( strumento ) (odometer)
Fuel
Benzina
N. Doors
2
N. of Seats
2
Exterior colour
Silver
Interior colour
Black
Gearbox
Manuale
Speed
4 + R
Dysplacement
1032
Cylinders
4
Registration plate
Italiana
Driving Position
Sinistra
KW/CV
91
Chassis Number
01226
Engine Number
173-233
Availability
In sede
Price
€ 125.000

Optional

Allory wheels
ASI omologation
Black plate
Matching Numbers
Skai interior

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