This trio of 1950s futuristic concept cars goes on auction for $ 20 million – Executive Digest


A trio of concept cars (prototype cars) Futurists rarely seen in public in the 1950s are being auctioned at Sotheby’s, with an estimated value of up to 20 million dollars (about 17 million euros).

The Alfa Romeo BAT stars – each with a distinctive sculptural shape that refers to fantasy and science fiction – are described by the aforementioned auction house as being “among the most spectacular and memorable designs ever produced”, reports ‘CNN’.

These unique cars, which were commissioned to showcase radical design engineering and pioneering aerodynamics at the time, are being offered as a single lot for the first time, with an estimated $ 14 million to $ 20 million in the session scheduled for October 28, in New York, United States.

Named BAT 5, 7 and 9, the vehicles were created by Italian designer Franco Scaglione and manufacturer Carrozzeria Bertone before being presented to the public for three years in exhibitions in 1953, 1954 and 1955.


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