1965 Asa 1100GT Spider
1965 ASA 1100GT Spider
Chassis No ASA100 ★11030★
Body No 13
Engine No 173/255
Rear Axle No H65 44
Registration No MI 27A012
Original Color Red (Rosso)
First owner Sig. Massimo Moratti, Milan, Italy
Mileage 69,478 Kilometers
By the end of the fifties, Ferrari started testing a Gran Turismo prototype with a four cilynders engine of 850cc which was installed on a modified FIAT 1200 chassis and body, The goal was entering the growing market of small, fast sporting cars.
After building this one-off, unique model, the engine was modified further and in 1961, the new car was shown for the first time at the Turin Motor Show on the Carrozzeria Bertone Stand. On the bonnet, was fitted a rectangular logo symbolizing the Italian flag with the number 1000 in blue on a yellow background. The body was designed by the very young Giorgetto Giugiaro, at the time working for Bertone, and manufactured by Carrozzeria Bertone.
It was decided then that the new car would go into production as the ASA (Autocostruzioni Società per Azioni) rather than being built in-house by Ferrari. The car had been finalized and well developed by Ferrari, the engine being derived from the "250" 3-litre designed by Gioacchino Colombo, and the chassis by Giotto Bizzarrini, and derived from the tubular frame of the 250 GTO. The prototype was first presented by Carrozzeria Bertone (Geneva 1961) under the name "Mille”.
In 1963, Enzo Ferrari finally decided not to give his name to the new berlinetta and entrusted the construction to a close friend, Oronzio de Nora. The car was manufactured in Milan by a newly formed company called ASA (owned by the De Nora Electrochemical Group) from 1964 to 1969. The 1000GT model was presented in 1962, but production started two years later. Bodywork was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Bertone.
This small GT car featured an OHC 1,032 cc (63.0 cu in) four-cylinder engine designed by Ferrari engineers, for an in-house project originally dubbed "Ferrarina." The original engine design was basically a four-cylinder, 850cc (52 cu in) slice of a Colombo V12 from a Ferrari 250GT, complete with characteristic "clothes pin" valve springs, and breathing through two Weber 40 DCOE9 carburetors. Power was 98 HP, with a HP/Litre ratio, better than the contemporary Ferrari 275 GTB. The 1000GT featured a double wishbone arrangement for its front suspension, with a live axle at the rear. Both ends of the car featured coils springs, tubular dampers, and an anti-roll bar, as well as disk brakes. The coupe model was bodied in steel, with aluminum for the hood and trunk lids.
A limited run of Spider (open, two-seat roadster) versions were produced in 1965 and 1966, two of which were fitted with an improved, higher out-put 105-110bhp, 1100cc engine that had been developed initially for a racing version of the 1000GT Coupé. These new 1100cc models while appearing the same on the outside were given the designation 1100GT Coupé and 1100GT Spider.
Production came to an end for all variants in 1969. Some 100 Coupe's were completed and approximately 12 to 17 Spiders.
Chassis ASA100 ★11030★:
This particular ASA Spider was the first of only two ASA 1100GT Spiders with the enlarged and improved 1,100cc engines ever built.
November 23rd, 1965 Completed by Autocostruzioni Società per Azioni and issued official “Certificate of Origin by “A.S.A. S.p.a."
December 12th, 1965 Sold new for £2,520,000 Italian Lire to Sig. Massimo Moratti and issued Milan registration plates “MIA81180.”
(Vehicle incorrectly identified 1000GT as a a four-seat coupé with 1,032cc engine rather than as an 1100GT,
two-seat Spider with 1,100cc engine.)
(Details on Sig. Massimo Moratti; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massimo_Moratti )
1965-1990 Maintained and continuously road-registered by Sig. Moratti.
February 22, 1990 Sold by Sig. Moratti to Milan resident, Sig. Gilberto Rossi for £50,000,000 Italian Lire.
November 17th, 1993 Registered and issued new Milan plates “MI27A012.”
November 11th, 1997 Sold by Sig. Rossi to a private Milan collector for 10,329.14 Euros.
June 20th, 2000 Sold to another private Milan collector for 28,405.13 Euros.
December 12th, 2001 Sold to Classic Motors S.a.r.l. Milan, Italy for 33,053.24 Euros.
October 24th, 2002 Sold to Auto Classic S.a.r.l. of Moncaleiri, Turin, Italy for 33,593.52 Euros.
May 26th, 2003 Offered for sale at the Bonhams Monaco Auction and sold to a Japanese Museum Collector.
September 10th, 2004 Milan registration “MI27A012” cancelled after vehicle exported from Italy to Japan.
December 2004 Road registered on Japanese plates “Shingawa 532 7 28.”
December 17th, 2015 Mileage officially recorded during Road Registration Inspection at 69,400 kilometers.
December 17th, 2017 Mileage officially recorded during Road Registration Inspection still at 69,400 kilometers. (Vehicle in storage and un-driven.)
March 23rd, 2018 Sold by Japanese owner to Symbolic International, San Diego, California USA.
April 10th, 2018 Formally imported to the States and delivered to Symbolic International for services, maintenance and safety checks.
April 15th, 2018 New California Title application submitted and approved.
December 20th, 2019 Old Japanese Road Registration will expire on this date.
Undergoing extensive services, safety checks and the completion of multiple deferred maintenance programs on:
-All new ignition components
-All five original Borrani two-piece, riveted alloy-steel rims rebuilt and refinished
-New Pirelli tires installed
-Suspension, shocks, brakes exhaust all serviced, rebuilt and repaired
-Full fluid and filter service
-Full fuel system cleaning and overhaul
-All new interior
-All new soft top
All matching numbers, no modifications, changes or alternations from original completion and delivery configuration. Un-restored but repainted and re-trimmed at least once during its lifetime.
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