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  ATS 2500 GTS
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1963 - 1965
Numbers built:At least eight
Introduced at:1963 Paris Auto Salon
Designed by:Franco Scaglione for Allemano
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 08, 2009
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Chassis: 2004
Fitted with a three litre engine, chassis 2004 was taken with him when Count Volpi left ATS. It features an unusually long nose and a unique rear-deck as well. The nose sports a Serenissima badge on the nose, probably added by Volpi. Shortly after taking delivery, the Count handed the car to former ATS employee Alf Francis, possibly as payment for services rendered. The longtime mechanic of Stirling Moss, tuned the large engine to around 300 bhp. The 3-litre V8 is equipped with four of the Weber 38 IDM Carburettors, which were originally intended for the Formula 1 car. Apparently Weber only built sixteen of these.

Francis is believed to have registered the car for the road and used it quite regularly before selling it on in 1966. The rare ATS changed hands several times more before being acquired by Ed McNamara. At the time he already owned chassis 2001. In 2005 his estate eventually sold the car to a Costa Rica based collector. He had the mechanicals restored before entering it in the Modena Cento Ore Classic in 2008. The ATS covered the 3000 km without a hitch. In the following months the restoration was completed ahead of an entry in the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.


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