The Sciabola originated in Giotto Bizzarrini’s involvement with the American Motors Corporations’ AMC AMX/3 mid-engine sports car. The AMX/3 used an evolution of the 5300 GT chassis, with suspension designed by Bizzarrini and a frame by Giugiaro’s Italdesign and bodywork by AMC’s own studio. Production was based in Italy, at Autofficina Salvatore Diomante, founded by the erstwhile Bizzarrini factory manager. AMC left the project after just six cars were built, and the remaining parts were incorporated into several other projects. The Sciabola was a re-badged AMX/3, highlighting Bizzarrini’s diverse engineering prowess.