Alfa Romeo B. A. T. 5, 7 and 9 concept cars are being prepared to go under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s auction in late October. Three unusual cars hailing from the 50s of the last century will be sold in one lot.
The “trio” called Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica was produced by the Italian Atelier Bertone, which embodied the latest developments in the field of aerodynamics in fancy bodies. Moreover, the indicators improved from model to model: the number five coupe has a resistance coefficient of 0.23, and the Alfa Romeo B. A. T. 7 – 0.19.
Released in 1953, the B. A. T. 5 borrowed the chassis from the Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint and received a four-cylinder engine with a power of about 90 horsepower, which accelerates the car to 200 kilometers per hour. the B. A. T. 7, introduced a year later, is an updated version of the” fifth ” model with narrower air intakes, an understated hood and elongated tail fins.
The last of the three cars, the Alfa Romeo B. A. T. 9 of 1955, turned out to be as similar as possible to the” commodity ” model. The car was equipped with a branded radiator grille, the front optics were raised and spaced along the sides of the front, and the rear fins were reduced for better visibility.
All three cars were purchased in 1989 by an unknown buyer who saw them at an” elegance Contest ” in Pebble beach. After more than 30 years, vintage concepts will be put up for auction, which will be held on October 28. For “trio” they plan to get from 14 to 20 million dollars, and as a bonus, the buyer will receive several paintings, including a work by the famous abstract artist Mark Rothko in 1958.