Some consider the Blanket as the predecessor of the Countach
If the silhouette of this car keeps you indifferent… is that it does not run the blood through your veins, nothing happens, it is not serious. The Bizzarrini Manta was conceived as a concept car, a car lounge that only made one unit. Some are labeled as the ancestor of the Lamborghini Countach, and the truth is that are a resemblance.
Bizzarrini SpA was an Italian manufacturer of sports cars of the decade of the 60’s. Founded by engineer Giotto Bizzarrini, ex Alfa Romeo, ISO Ferrari. The company built a small number of cars, and the us today may be the most spectacular.
Italy has always been the cradle of design car. The Blanket was designed by Giugiaro, then in the brand Italdesign, and the aim was to build a Show Car using the chassis of the Bizzarrini 5300 GT, a racing car of the mark. The recipe was simple: design Giugiaro, chassis already used in other models and engine Chevrolet Corvette V8, the result was spectacular.
The interior can accommodate three seater with the driver in central position
If you see him, never think that it was built in less than 40 days, but so it was.
A waist very low, a legacy of its chassis competition, the windshield and side windows of large amplitude that will give a very good visibility and as a curiosity, its interior consists of three-seater in which the pilot is located in the central point, with the two companions on the side. For this reason, the brand is not recommended to travel with your mother and your mother-in-law of companions….
As proof that its beauty continues to captivate today, we can say that their current owner is presented in the Competition of Elegance Pebble Beach in 2005, and won it. But the life of this car it has not been easy. Was presented in Car show of Turin of 1968 and with great success, the car looked different, very modern for that time. Its original color was lime green.
later the Blanket flew to the united States where he loses the track until 1980. When it was discovered again, he had been given a coat of paint silver gray. It was shown in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Italdesign as one of the best examples of brand design. The car was restored subsequently by the full, giving back the original state of 1968 with its paint lime green. In march 2005 it was purchased by its current owner it is saved as gold cloth, I’m not surprised.