The previously reported (prospective) demise of Italian coachbuilder Bertone has been confirmed, and the business has entered bankruptcy proceedings. The court has until the end of April to make a decision regardless of whether to shutter the company, which was founded in 1912, or locate a purchaser.
The coachbuilder behind the angular form of the Lancia Stratos has been struggling for a whilst. The organization was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy in December and was even under the management of a court-appointed administrator. The firm employs about 200 people, but most of them have been laid off for the last month and a half.
“The court is evaluating proposals from foreign businesses interested in getting Bertone,” a spokesperson stated to Uk newspaper The Telegraph, confirming that one particular of them is from Turkey. This fits with a preceding report of a Turkish company interested in getting Bertone for $ 2.7 million. Nonetheless, several, unnamed Italian companies had also reportedly expressed curiosity.
The carrozzeria penned some beautiful shapes in its day, like the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, Alfa Romeo Montreal and Nuccio concept (pictured over). Hopefully, a purchaser will bring the identify back like what we’;ve noticed from Touring.