1952 Abarth 1500 Biposto BAT 1 #Explored#☺


The first of Bertone's series of Berlina Aerodinamica Technica ('BAT') cars of the early 1950s, this remarkable car was designed by Franco Scaglione, Nuccio Bertone and Carlo Abarth for the 1952 Turin Motor Show, where it appeared on the Fiat stand due to its Fiat-derived mechanical components. The car ended up in the Packard styling studio in the USA, where it was used as a design study before being presented to Fortune magazine editor Richard Austin Smith, who kept it until his death. Found in a barn 50 years after its first appearance, it had covered only 32,000km and has been sensitively restored. Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011