6 Bertone-designed concept cars to be auctioned off

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Mar 31, 2011

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Bertone will auction off six of its concept cars, three of which are part of its historical collection, through RM Auctions at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, Italy on May 21.

The three cars that were selected from the Bertone Collection are: the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal prototype, which was driven by Prince Ranier and Princess Grace at the start of the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix; the 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero, the first prototype of the mid-engined Stratos production car and hugely successful rally car; and the 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Testudo, which sports a totally transparent one-piece windscreen and roof cover.

Completing the list of magnificent collection of cars hitting the auction block are a 1974 Lamborghini Bravo, which boasts of several styling cues taken from the Countach; a 1980 Lamborghini Athon with its clean and futuristic lines; and a 1978 Lancia Sibilo which, unfortunately, RM Auctions doesn't have photos of at this time.

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"These cars represent a highly significant slice of Bertone's creative history, as well as a unique opportunity to purchase some of the best known and most influential dream cars ever built," said Max Girardo, managing director for RM Europe. "This coupled with the fact that the upcoming auction represents the very first time that any of these six vehicles have been offered for sale on the public market, makes for a unique and very special ownership opportunity. We anticipate that they will be well received by the collector car world."

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