Chassis no. 01485 - Engine no.
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Categories: A- Concept and show cars; E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous
Owner: Blackhawk Automotive Museum (United States)
The second Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica, an aerodynamic masterpiece of Franco Scaglione for Bertone
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The B.A.T. 7 (Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica) displayed at the Turin Show in April 1954 was considered the most advanced expression of Franco Scaglione’s design genius. On behalf of Bertone, he designed a body with even more audacious lines than those of the previous B.A.T. 5, always with the aim at obtaining lower wind resistance and, as a result, a better performance/consumption ratio. The tail fins appeared even more sensational as they originated from the windscreen pillars and extended to the tail with a strong wraparound development. The B.A.T. 7 was built on the Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint mechanical components with a twin cam, 4 cylinder, 1975 ccs engine (115 bhp). On 13 January 1955, it was sold for Lire 3,850,000 to Alfa Romeo, which sent it, repainted in red, to the New York Auto Show and then the Chicago Show. The vehicle was then bought by Al Williams, a San Francisco restorer, and Charles Rezzaghi, who displayed it in his Alfa Romeo/Ferrari/Fiat showroom in Hyde Street. Later, the car was sold to Ken Shaff and then to James Sorrell, who displayed it at S&A Italian Sports Cars in Sepulveda Boulevard, Van Nuys (Los Angeles). At the time, Salvatore di Natale, the owner of the showroom, was the best-known salesman of Alfa Romeo and Maserati on the US west coast. Di Natale kept the B.A.T. 7 for 17 years and subjected it to an extensive mechanical and body restoration so that he could take part in the Pebble Beach Concours of 1989.
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history - owners & events
21st April 1954 - 2nd May 1954
Salone Internazionale dell'Automobile di Torino
| Turin | Italy
8th January 1955 - 16th January 1955
Chicago Auto Show
| Chicago | United States
26th March 1955 - 27th March 1955
Palm Springs Road Race
| Palm Springs | United States
driver: Al Williams
entry number: 66
22nd May 1955
Concours d'Elegance Mt. Diablo Country Club
| United States
23rd November 1955
Grand Central Sports Car Races
| Glendale | United States
driver: Ray McLaughlin
entry number: 6
20th August 1989
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
| Carmel - California | United States
24th January 1992 - 2nd February 1992
Autostory
| Genoa | Italy
23rd August 1992
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
| Carmel - California | United States
23rd April 2004 - 25th April 2004
Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
| Cernobio - Como | Italy
driver: Paul Osborn
entry number: 72
25th June 2004 - 27th June 2004
Goodwood Festival of Speed - Cartier "Style et Luxe"
| Goodwood | United Kingdom


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