Bertone Jaguar
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Author:  automobile [ Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:45 pm ]
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calou wrote:
Hello everyone !

The first of the three XK150 Bertone appeared in 1957 Under the name "XKE" :!: in water green.

Cheers, Calou

Nice photo !

That is the second Bertone xk150 built ,it seems that photo is from the late 1980s & it has already had a colour change to green.
It was later painted red as seen on the previous page.

Author:  automobile [ Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:02 am ]
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alexhaba wrote:
The article ive found on the net.
A Very Special Jaguar

As Hubbard wanted something special Bertone produced a very special paint job. They first painted it in gold and then put an opalescent red on top so that the colour of the gold shone through, a spectacular colour scheme. However, when the car arrived at Guildford there was a small scratch on it and Coombs had a terrible time painting out the scratch without having the
car sent back and totally repainted.

We now move a few years further on and a visit I made to Italy. I arrived at Lydd airport for the air ferry service that used to run from there to Le Touquet using front opening transport planes. Imagine my surprise when, over in a corner of the customs hall, was a golden red car with an interesting body and a Jaguar XK150 badge on the nose. I spoke to the customs people about it and they said that it had been impounded as someone had taken it out of the country and was due to pay further duty on it on his return. He had not paid the duty and now the car was waiting to have the duty paid or else be sold.
Forty years later, in August 2000, I was in Monterey for the Pebble Beach concours d'Elegance. Various auctions take place over the weekend. I drove out to the classy Pebble Beach golf course where the Blackhawk Collection display of cars due to come up for sale. Blackhawk, based in Danville, California, south east of San Francisco is a motoring enthusiast's paradise but on this occasion I could not believe my eyes. Here was the same Jaguar XK150 I had seen all those years ago in the customs shed at Lydd airport. Now it looked pristine and had clearly had a full respray as the muted reddy gold of the original had long since disappeared. It is still a beautiful looking car which can hold its own against most of the modern day styling classics. I did not stay on for the auction to see what happened to the Jaguar and whether, in fact, it was sold.

Interesting article ! It seems the author is writing about 2 different cars !
The "candy" red rhd car which was later painted silver & unfortunately believed to be destroyed. Then the car he saw many years later is the red lhd car ie the second one built & the only one known to still exist.

Author:  alexhaba [ Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:40 pm ]
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I think you are right.
Found Candy car in colour

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Author:  automobile [ Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:21 pm ]
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alexhaba wrote:
I think you are right.
Found Candy car in colour

Great photo ,thanks !

Very interesting also to see the Aston Martin DB 2/4 with similar styling also built by Bertone.
It's supposed to be unique , really like the colour. It still exists ,unfortunately now red & bumpers seem incorrect.

Author:  TommyK [ Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:47 am ]
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rear view of the Pirana

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Author:  HistoryBuff [ Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:08 am ]
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robgeelen wrote:
Publicity on the Pirhana

I was passing through Palm Springs a few years ago and saw this car on a rack at Highway 111 cars, a used car lot.
I thought they said it was $76,000 but the present owner claims he paid much more. I was wondering what the lowest price this car has been advertised for? I don't consider it to be a coachbuilder's initiated project since a newspaper paid for it to be designed. Any thoughts on that?

Author:  TommyK [ Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:42 pm ]
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more of the Ascot

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Author:  galrot [ Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:06 pm ]
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1979 XJ styling proposal by Bertone.

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Author:  TommyK [ Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:02 pm ]
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phaeton wrote:
A new Jaguar concept-car by Bertone will be revealed at the next Geneva Salon on March 3rd 2011 : the B 99 concept (Bis for Bertone, 99 for their 99 years of existence, Bertone was founded in 1912).
Here are some photographs. Although it is in the "retro styling" fashion, I like the general styling, very smooth and elegant, and indeed very well balanced : you could think it is a car as big as a XJ 6, it is only 4,60 m long…


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Author:  TommyK [ Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:24 pm ]
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Ascot interior

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Author:  TommyK [ Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:03 am ]
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galrot wrote:
1979 XJ styling proposal by Bertone.


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Author:  TommyK [ Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:28 pm ]
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more of the FT

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Author:  galrot [ Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:03 pm ]
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biz5300 wrote:
E type Piranha 1968

Under construction.

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Author:  TommyK [ Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:28 pm ]
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more of the Piranha

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