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 Post subject: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:15 pm 
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Post and discuss all general info about Bertone here.
You may start new topics on specific cars, projects and makes designed and/or bodied by Bertone.

Gruppo Bertone is an Italian car styling and coachbuilding house based in Turin.
It was founded as Carrozzeria Bertone in 1912 by Giovanni Bertone, with designer Nuccio Bertone taking over after World War II.
Bertone styling is very distinctive, with most cars having a strong "family resemblance" even if badged by different manufacturers.
Bertone has styled cars for Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Iso Rivolta, Lancia, Lamborghini and Volvo Cars among others.

In 2008 designer Jason Castriota moved from Pininfarina to Bertone, becoming Bertone's new chief designer.

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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:11 pm 
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Something about Bertone's plant.
The first plant, opened at via Villarbasse in Turin by Giovanni Bertone, doesn't exist anymore, even the second in Corso Peschiera. After the WWII and the allied bombing, the city of Turin was expanded in the north because there was need for more houses. In fact, today, instead of those plants there are buildings.
Nuccio Bertone moved to the new plant of Grugliasco (TO) in 1959.
FIAT owns this plant since July 2009.
1) The plant at corso Peschiera in the '50s.
2) The modern plant in Grugliasco (TO)
3) The headquarter of Grugliasco.
4) Nuccio Bertone with the model of Alfa Romeo Carabo.


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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:23 pm 
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After the sale to FIAT, the eccentric widow, Mrs. Lilli Bertone, moved the industrial design section she still owns to Caprie (TO), where Mr. Bertone established in the '60s the Bertone design center and the Bertone museum.
1) Lilli Bertone and Sergio Marchionne, CEO FIAT, after the agreement.
2) Bertone design center in Caprie (TO).
3) Bertone museum.


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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:49 pm 
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A very warm welcome to this forum, PG1964!
Your contributions are very appreciated!

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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:11 pm 
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Thank you Michiel! You're very kind.
The fact is i live in Turin and every time a foreign friend come to see me, we do the city tour or the coachbuilders tour. So, i know very well these old plants and it's very sad for me because nobody remembered them anymore.
The Lancia plants and the first FIAT plant don't exist anymore, some speculators have bought the lands and destroyed everything to build apartments and a shopping center.


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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:31 am 
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PG1964 wrote:
Thank you Michiel! You're very kind.
The fact is i live in Turin and every time a foreign friend come to see me, we do the city tour or the coachbuilders tour. So, i know very well these old plants and it's very sad for me because nobody remembered them anymore.
The Lancia plants and the first FIAT plant don't exist anymore, some speculators have bought the lands and destroyed everything to build apartments and a shopping center.


[i] Allow me to share your feelings.
The building and financial speculation is a wild "sport" widely practiced in this side the Globe. Political decission centres of most southern European countries are located far away from their industrial towns and thus, complely neglected by the Centralist Power, so time to time, these true trend-setter towns need to organize an outstanding event such a ball-related World Championship, Olympic games, an huge Universal Expo or alike, to get some money to clean their face and update a bit their transport and metro structures
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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:51 pm 
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Yes, it's true. In Piedmont we are claiming for the federalism from many years, but i'm not such convinced because the politics is a dirty job.


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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:26 pm 
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The Bertone plant in Grugliasco at the Corso Canonico Giuseppe Allamano and Viale Nuccio Bertone today. All Bertone badges are already removed...


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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:28 pm 
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il fiammingo wrote:
All Bertone badges are already removed...


...but nobody still works there.


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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:17 am 
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Is there anybody on this board with a complete list of automotive work done by Bertone? If you buy any book about Bertone or read on the Internet you will find many vehicles, but mostly the ones which were "successfull" or mass produced. I'm looking for a complete list including the vehicles which were unsuccessful, rejected or considered ugly. Should anyone have such a list and would be willing to post it here that would be fantastic.

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 Post subject: !Bertone Collection to be sold!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:26 am 
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RM announce the inclusion of some cars from the Bertone collection in the Villa d'Este auction (on may 21).
I see it as a bad new, cause another good collection will be scrapped, but it's surely a good new for collectors.
If you have the money...
http://www.rmauctions.com/default.cfm?SaleCode=VE11
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 Post subject: Re: !Bertone Collection to be sold!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:42 am 
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You'll see:
Bertone Lamborghini Marzal (1967)
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Bertone Lamborghini Bravo (1974)
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Bertone Lamborghini Athon (1980)
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 Post subject: Re: !Bertone Collection to be sold!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:47 am 
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...and:
Bertone Lancia Starto's HF "Zero" (1970)
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 Post subject: Re: !Bertone Collection to be sold!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:15 pm 
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I suggest to split this thread and open a new one, because "Bertone Lamborghini" doesn't exist yet.

In any case, the heritage of the car collection was quite intricate. Formally Nuccio Bertone was the owner, but the widow had a trial in court with her daughter and her son-in-law. Meanwhile the liquidator of the company needed to solve the economical situation with the supplier, the employers and the Treasury office. Fortunately, the widow bought back 84 cars with personal money and with the help of the Nuccio Bertone foundation, but 6 cars stay out from the negociation. This is the reason of the auction.


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 Post subject: Re: !Bertone Collection to be sold!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:35 pm 
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PG1964 wrote:
I suggest to split this thread and open a new one, because "Bertone Lamborghini" doesn't exist yet.

I didn't do it cause the three Bertone Lamborghini of my second post are not coachbuildings but concept cars (if I remeber correctly). It's the usual problem...
BTW you can surely start it...but I prefer to leave these pics here too.
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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:09 pm 
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Last Friday, during a public auction at the Court of Turin because the company failure, Mrs. Bertone bought back the car collection of 70 specimens designed by her husband. She paid 2,200.000 euros, while Giorgetto Giugiaro offered 2 millions. The cars 'll stay at the Bertone museum in Caprie, near Turin, in the building beside the Bertone design center. The 6 show-cars (Zero, Sibilo, Testudo, Marzal, Athon and Bravo) auctioned by RM at Villa d'Este in May are in private collections actually.


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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:38 pm 
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Good news from Bertone!! :good:
Italian "Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali" declares Bertone collection of Caprie, almost 90 cars, a National Heritage (Patrimonio Nazionale).
Since 2012 the Bertone Museum will open to the public!!
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PS - Sibilo is still in Italy, in a famous private collection...

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 Post subject: Re: General Bertone info
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