Six classic concept cars created by Italian firm Bertone for Lamborghini, Lancia and Chevrolet will be auctioned off next month on orders of a bankruptcy court. Three of the concepts represent milestones of Italian design and are excepted to be sold for a significant amount.
The 1967 Lamborghini Marzal prototype is expected to fetch around 1 million euros ($1.4 million USD). The model was driven by Prince Rainier and Princess Grace at the start of 1967 Monaco Grand Prix. The concept later influenced the Lamborghini Espada.
The Lancia Stratos HF Zero is expected to bring in 1.4 million euros ($2 million USD). the mid-engined car went into series production as the Lancia Stratos, which dominated the World Rally Championships in the 1970s.
Both of those models were designed by Marcello Gandini, who worked at Bertone from 1965 to 1980.
The third classic Concept is the Chevrolet Testudo, which was created by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The model is expected to sell between 500,000 euros ($716,499 USD) and 800,000 euros ($1,146,399 USD).
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News