Founded by a Swiss of Italian origin named Franco Sbarro, the Sbarro company was best known for it's replicas of legendary cars like the Ford GT40 and Bugatti Royale. Sbarro had worked with Scuderia Filipinetti and so was familiar with cars like the Ford GT40. Making replicas of these cars even gotten him into trouble because he sold some replicas, pretending they were the real deal. When the late 70s Sbarro gained more clientele from the Middle-East. Cars like the Sbarro Windhound and the Sbarro SEC Gullwing were mainly targeted at the Arab market who gladly ordered them at the Swiss factory.


A Sbarro Shahin, a variation on the Mercedes 500SEC Gullwing-theme.



Text: copyright Bram Corts 2013


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