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 Post subject: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:36 pm 
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Designed by Franco Scaglione.


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 Post subject: Re: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:55 pm 
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ImpishGrin wrote:
Designed by Franco Scaglione.


Giovanni Michelotti is credited with the styling of the ATS 2500.
The ATS was considered as the first mid-engined supercar to be sold to the public. Its first appearance was at the 1963 Paris Salon. Only 3 cars were built.
Here are two more photographs of the same car, at the 2008 Villa d'Este concours.


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 Post subject: Re: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:46 pm 
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phaeton wrote:
ImpishGrin wrote:
Designed by Franco Scaglione.


Giovanni Michelotti is credited with the styling of the ATS 2500.

To my knowledge it was indeed Franco Scaglione.
If Michelotti had designed this car, it would never have turned out this beautifully. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:25 pm 
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That's chassis #2001. The first ATS and the Geneva show car.

Below you can read a part of the promotional text from RM Auctions, which accompanied the sale of chassis #2004. Historical research by Winston Goodfellow.
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ATS, or Automobili Turismo e Sport SpA, was an Italian carmaker and racing team that operated all too briefly between February 1962 and 1965. The nucleus of the new company was comprised of Carlo Chiti and Giotto Bizzarrini, who were both prominently involved in the development of the Ferrari GTO and, as refugees from the infamous Ferrari “Palace Revolt” of 1961, intended to mount a direct challenge to their former employer. Development of the basic concept of the car that eventually became the ATS GT actually began while Chiti was still at Ferrari, with the project aimed at producing the first mid-engine Ferrari. However, after the departure of Chiti and Bizzarrini, the concept was carried on under the auspices of the new ATS organisation. At Ferrari, the mid-engine 250LM developed concurrently, with V12 power rather than a V8, on the direction of Enzo Ferrari. With the sponsorship of a trio of wealthy industrialists including Count Giovanni Volpi, who founded the well-known Scuderia Serenissima, ATS developed both a road going sports car and a Grand Prix racing car. Personalities involved with ATS included 1962 World Driving Champion Phil Hill driving for the racing team, while a number of other famous drivers were engaged in the development of the road car. Sefarino Allemano, the famed Turin-based coachbuilder, constructed the road car, with its sleek bodywork designed by former Bertone stylist Franco Scaglione.

The resulting ATS 2500 GT Coupé was initially powered by a mid-mounted 2.5-litre V8 engine designed by Chiti, with a light-alloy block and cylinder heads, a single overhead camshaft per cylinder bank, as well as a quartet of Weber twin-choke carburettors, producing 220 to 250 brake horsepower. Based on a competition-specification braced chrome-molybdenum tubular chassis with a fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, the resulting car was essentially a thinly veiled racing car, capable of exceeding 160 mph.

The car made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963, where it created a sensation with its advanced mid-engine layout, bold, shark-like body design and race-inspired technical specifications. Ultimately, only 12 chassis were built, including just eight complete cars, with the company constantly struggling with inadequate working capital. Volpi is reported to have left the organisation with the car with chassis number 2004, along with the four remaining incomplete chassis, which he intended to develop into his own version dubbed the Serenissima using the Chiti-designed power plant, enlarged to 3.0-litres. Chassis 2004, which already had a 3.0-litre engine, also displayed the Serenissima badge on its nose, which was possibly added by Volpi later.

Volpi in fact never actually used chassis 2004 and ended up giving it to Alf Francis in payment for services rendered during his time with the ATS concern. Francis, who was formerly the mechanic to Stirling Moss and later a racing team owner with significant connections in Modena, then tuned up the ATS and drove it around a bit, but reputedly, he never registered the car for the road. Francis then sold 2004 to Bruce McIntosh, along with a spare 2.5-litre engine around 1966, who became its first registered owner. McIntosh unfortunately damaged the car in an accident, which showed fewer than 3,000 kilometres at the time, requiring the replacement of the damaged nose with a factory-built component. This work was performed in England at a company called Grand Prix Metalworks, which was owned by Carl Rosner in Holloway, North London and later relocated to Wembley, also in North London.

It seems that the reassembly of the car was taking longer than anticipated, with McIntosh losing interest in the car and selling it to Rosner, who never really completed the car until the time he decided to sell it, which was some time in 1971. It is believed that the car was then briefly sold to an unknown enthusiast before being passed to Norbert McNamara of California, a noted racer and collector, who already owned ATS chassis 2001, the Geneva show car, which had been converted to Chevrolet power. As McNamara was in search of an original ATS engine, he purchased 2004 because it was available with a spare engine that originally powered his own car. Eventually, McNamara showed his first ATS, chassis 2001, at the 1990 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
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 Post subject: Re: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:42 pm 
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Some pics of #2004.
Image source: RM Auctions Press section.


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 Post subject: Re: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:41 am 
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Michiel Mobiel wrote:
Some pics of #2004.
Image source: RM Auctions Press section.

This car was estimated to sell for £600,000-£1,000,000
It was sold at a price of £308.000

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 Post subject: Re: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:45 am 
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Some Survivors


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 Post subject: Re: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:58 pm 
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a side view


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 Post subject: Re: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:54 pm 
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At a motor show.


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 Post subject: Re: Allemano ATS
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:31 pm 
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Another picture.


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more period pics


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