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since it is going to be the inaugural Villa d’Este Auction at Lake Como, then you can expect RM Auctions to conjured up something special, if not extraordinary. six Bertone design statements will be offered by RM Auctions on behalf of Bertone S.p.A during this prestigious event. so which are the six Bertone concept cars that will be up for auction? here’s the brief: from the 60s we have the 1963 Chevrolet Testudo and 1967 Lamborghini Marzal. from the 70s we will see the 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero, the 1974 Lamborghini Bravo and the 1978 Lancia Sibilo. finally, from the 80s is the Lamborghini Althon. it will be rather exhausting to detail what’s under the hood of these timeless beauty, so may i suggest you to join me for some beautiful images and brief info of these Bertone concept cars after the break.
May 21, 2011 marks the first time RM Auctions is assuming the esteemed roles as the official auction house of the celebrated Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. it will be held at the shores of Lake Como at the Spazio Villa Erba. auction date is set to be on the May 21, 2011.
[ad#Google Adsense-text-468×60] [tabs style=”boxed” title=”Bertone Concept Cars Brief Info”] [tab title=”1963″]1963 Chevrolet Testudo. Est. 81 bhp, 2,372 cc flat-six air-cooled engine with overhead camshafts and two valves per cylinder, two single-choke Rochester downdraught carburettors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent suspension with wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar at the front, semi-trailing swing-axles, coil springs, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,400 mm (94.5″). the Testudo first made its appearance March 3, 1963 at the Geneva Motor Show.[/tab] [tab title=”1967″]1967 Lamborghini Marzal. 175 bhp, 1964 cc six-cylinder in-line engine, three Weber 40DCOE carburettors, five-speed gearbox, independent front and rear suspension with triangular wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bars, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,620 mm (103.1″). the Marzal made its debut at the March 1967 Geneva Motor Show. It was the a one-off four-seats, gull wing doors concept.[/tab] [tab title=”1970″]1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero. 115 bhp, 1,584 cc narrow angle V-4 engine, two twin-choke Solex C42 DDHF carburettors, five-speed gearbox, independent front suspension with coil springs and vertical McPherson telescopic dampers, independent rear suspension with double-wishbones and telescopic dampers, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,220 mm (87.4″). first unveiled in October 28, 1970 at the Turin Motor Show. this was the first protoype Stratos production car which went on to become a successful rally car.[/tab] [tab title=”1974″]1974 Lamborghini Bravo. 300 bhp, 2,996 cc transverse mid-mounted 90° V-8 DOHC engine, five-speed gearbox, independent front suspension with McPherson struts, independent rear suspension with Chapman struts, dual-circuit hydraulic brakes, 278 mm discs all round. Wheelbase: 2,250 mm (88.6″). the Bravo made its debut at the 1974 Turin Motor Show.[/tab] [tab title=”1978″]1978 Lancia Sibilo. 190 bhp, 2.4-litre Stratos HF Dino V-8 mid-mounted engine, three Weber 40 IDF carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,280 mm (89.8″). The Lancia Sibilo was first unveiled at the 1978 Turin Motor Show.[/tab] [tab title=”1980″]1980 Lamborghini Athon. 260 bhp, 2,996 cc transverse mid-mounted 90° V-8 DOHC, four inverted twin-choke Weber 40 DCNF carburettors, five-speed manual gearbox, independent suspension front and rear with McPherson struts, coil springs and hydraulic dampers with anti-roll bars, Dual-circuit hydraulic brakes, 278 mm discs all around. Wheelbase: 2,455 mm (96.6″). The Athon made its appearance in the 1980 Turin Motor Show.[/tab] [/tabs]