Collectible Classic - 1963 ATS GT Coupe

As one of eight made and with five thought to survive, this is not a car which can be used with abandon, as parts would have to be fabricated

by Donald Osborne

Looking like a Ferrari Dino, powered by a V8, AND designed by Ferrari rebels, the ATS should have been a huge success. But the company went racing and bankrupted itself in short order. Of eight cars built only five remain, with four others being assembled later as Serenissimas. So at $510,017 at RM's London auction on October 28, 2009, this car should have been a bargain. Was it?