Bertone Concept Cars Being Auctioned – CbcNewsReport.com …
I recently stumbled upon a wonderful article by Cars, posted earlier today, and entitled Bertone Concept Cars Being Auctioned – CbcNewsReport.com … that I urge everyone to read! Below are some excerpts in the hope of whetting your appetites!
The official listing, along with the expected sale price in Euros, include: the unconventional 1967 Lamborghini Marzal prototype, s/n 1001, driven by Prince Ranier and Princess Grace at the start of 1967 Monaco Grand Prix (Est. €1,000,000 – €1,800,000); the sensational 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero, s/n C/1160CPL, the first prototype of the mid-engined Stratos production supercar and the hugely successful rally car (Est. €1,000,000 – €1,800,000); and, the revolutionary 1963 Chevrolet Testudo, s/n 20927w207657, sporting an amazing and totally transparent one-piece windscreen and roof cover (Est. €500,000 – €800,000); a 1974 Lamborghini Bravo, s/n NS46 01, an ultra low slung car with several styling cues from the Lamborghini Countach (Est. €150,000 – €220,000); a 1980 Lamborghini Athon, s/n S155/01, featuring clean, futuristic lines (Est. €150,000 – €220,000); and, an outlandish 1978 Lancia Sibilo, s/n S 12201, unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in April 1978 (Est.
€60,000 – €100,000). These cars had been displayed in the Bertone museum but have to be sold as part of the liquidation of the company’s assets. It is the first time these cars have been offered fro sale and fans of Bertone’s designs are hopeful they will be purchased by buyers who will place them on display in museums so they will not be hidden from public view. Apart from these unique Bertone concept cars, RM Auctions will also be auctioning about 30 other high-end cars, including a tremendously valuable 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta and a rare 1965 Ford GT Works Prototype Roadster. The company expects the average price of the cars being sold at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will reach €1,000,000 each ($1,419,200 at today’s exchange rate).
Reading Cars’s article started me off thinking so I had a quick search around for some other posts on the subject and found some more greats. For example, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock to Visit … by Alexandra, posted two days ago, on a blog called The Royal Correspondent:
Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancÃ©e, Charlene Wittstock, will visit the lovely country of Ireland starting on April 4 – 6, 2011. The couple will visit Dublin and Galway to “…mark the 50th anniversary of the visit (to Ireland) of his late parents, H.S.H. Prince Rainier III and H.S.H. Princess Grace.” (The Journal.
President Mary McAleese and her husband Dr Martin McAleese will formally welcome Prince Albert to Ireland and will host a state dinner in his honour. He will also have meetings with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Environment Minister Phil Hogan, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Gerry Breen. During his time in Ireland, the Prince will visit Trinity College in Dublin, tour the redeveloped Docklands area in the city, and the Irish Marine Institute in Oranmore, County Galway. He will also inaugurate an exhibition in honour of the late Princess Grace at Farmleigh House, where he will host a reception to highlight Irish literature and art.
More information is coming through the newswire so stay tuned. Source: DFA.ie,Â Â Drogheda-Independent.ie,Â Independent.ie, andÂ The Journal.ie Photo courtesy of:Â Zimbio.
Yet another fantastic article on the subject came from Citizen’s Free Press: Ireland over on Citizen’s Free Press Ireland: News Line posted three days ago and entitled Dublin: Prince Albert II Of Monaco To Visit Ireland Next Week … which is also certainly worth a look.
Prince Albert II of Monaco will make a two-day state visit to Ireland next week. Monaco royalty to visit Ireland Enlarge photo The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Prince Albert and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock will attend a series of events in Dublin and Galway from Monday April 4. His trip takes place 50 years after his late father and mother, Prince Rainier III and Hollywood actress Princess Grace, visited Ireland in 1961. Officials said the programme for the visit will reflect the long-standing ties between Ireland and Monaco and will underline the potential for future co-operation in the areas of business, the environment, research, education, tourism and culture. President Mary McAleese and her husband Dr Martin McAleese will formally welcome Prince Albert to Ireland and will host a state dinner in his honour.