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Old 11-04-07
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Cry Like A Baby Bertone News

Well, the firm is on the brink of bankruptcy, as mentioned in another thread about the Lancia Coupe' (which it seems that it won't be produced after all ).

By the end of April, there will be a decision as to whether to keep the coachbuilding part of the business. One of the projects being discusses is a Camper van and a car to be developed by Bertone alone. In any event, cuts of at least 50% of the workforce are expected.

Sad news for a historic coachbuilder.
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sad news...cheers BF
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It is always hard for a coach builder to survive, especially when the founder doesn't live anymore.
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Very sad news
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Re: Bertone News

Read in the news that Bertone executives may be called by the Labour Ministry for a roundtable to analyse and discuss their business plans.

Hopefully, the company won't go down.
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Yesterday it was widely reported in Italian newspapers that Bertone is about to file for bankruptcy
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Re: Bertone News

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Yesterday it was widely reported in Italian newspapers that Bertone is about to file for bankruptcy
Such a shame. From the company that designed the GT too, non-the-less.
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designers of the finest looking Alfa's the Bertone Coupe's, even though it was actually Guigarrio (Can never spell his name)
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It's Giugiaro.
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Maybe they can sell some of their one-off cars from the collection..... I'd love to own the Lambo Marzal.....

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Re: Bertone News

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Maybe they can sell some of their one-off cars from the collection..... I'd love to own the Lambo Marzal.....
God that car sets your soul on fire, doesn't it?

Is it just me or were the golden years of carrozerie the 60's and early 70's?
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Its such a shame that a styling house with such class like Bertone could not get work internationally from the Japanese or Koreans who really need their style and experience. The pool they swim in is too small to support all these specialists unless they can diversify.

I happen to think the Alfa Bertone coupe is probably the finest purest most perfect piece of automotive styling ever done. It looks as good today as when it first came out. Its so sad this name may well be lost.

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What a shock
You really thought Zagato yould have gone before Bertone. Puerely on current limelight that is..
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Sad day really they have made so many beautiful cars.
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Strewth !

I'm off to weld my Bertone badges to the side of my GT as they may become collectors items
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Very sad news
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Re: Bertone News

Very sad indeed

You can find a list of their work here:

Bertone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

lots of Alfa's
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Thanks for the link,makes good reading.
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Re: Bertone News

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Is it just me or were the golden years of carrozerie the 60's and early 70's?
agree. But those years weren't stifled by the crash regulations that designers have to consider today. For instance, the Lancia Flavia is an exceptionally delicate piece of design; and thus its fragile crash structure just wouldn't pass any safety test today unless it was made of a material that then priced it beyond the reach of the average punter.

I'm very sadden to hear about Bertone

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Re: Bertone News

I sat as a teenager in that Marzal. It was so ahead of its time. it cemented my love for cars forever.
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I'm not sure why, but the Marzal (cool name!) reminds me a bit of the Alfa Montreal.

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Re: Bertone News

Bertone is now officially in the hands of Domenico Reviglio, a venture capitalist specialised in turnarounds.

Let's hope for the best.

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