1963 ATS 2500 GT news, pictures, specifications, and information
Chassis Num: 3
Chassis Num: 3
With its ATS-designed 220 horsepower aluminum overhead-cam 2.5-liter V8 mounted behind the cockpit and driving a five-speed competition transaxle, the 2500GT was the first Italian mid-engine sports car. The chassis was a sophisticated tube-frame design with four-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering. Weighing in at just 1800 lb., the 2500GT was capable of 150 mph.
Unfortunately, the fledgling automaker's financing collapsed the following year with fewer than a dozen cars under construction and only four or five believed to have been completed. All were essentially race cars. Car number 3, shown here, was the Paris Salon show car and was the only one built (as the factory was closing) with a complete interior for everyday driving. Purchased by its current owner in 2003, it is completely original and unrestored but has undergone an exhaustive 2,000-hour conservation effort to put it back into running order and preserve its current state.
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