The Truth About Cars » Bertone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Bertone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1980 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/junkyard-find-1980-volvo-262c-bertone-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/junkyard-find-1980-volvo-262c-bertone-coupe/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=796986 Only 6,622 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupes were built during the Italo-Swedish machine’s 1978-1981 production run, and I’ve found two of them in California self-serve wrecking yards during the last year. We saw this silver ’79 (actually, all ’78 and ’79 262Cs were painted in Mystic Silver) last summer, and now there’s today’s find: a gold […]

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Only 6,622 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupes were built during the Italo-Swedish machine’s 1978-1981 production run, and I’ve found two of them in California self-serve wrecking yards during the last year. We saw this silver ’79 (actually, all ’78 and ’79 262Cs were painted in Mystic Silver) last summer, and now there’s today’s find: a gold […]

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The Most Influential Corvair Never Built : Giugiaro’s Chevrolet Testudo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/the-most-influential-corvair-never-built-giugiaros-chevrolet-testudo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/the-most-influential-corvair-never-built-giugiaros-chevrolet-testudo/#comments Sat, 09 Nov 2013 13:36:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405520 Photos: RM Auctions Back in 2011, as part of its reorganization, Italian design house Bertone auctioned off some of its collection of concept cars in conjunction with the Villa d’Este concours that year. Marcello Gandini’s Lamborghini Marzal, with it’s glass gullwing doors, and its $2,170,369.10 USD sale price, got the lion’s share of the attention in […]

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Photos: RM Auctions Back in 2011, as part of its reorganization, Italian design house Bertone auctioned off some of its collection of concept cars in conjunction with the Villa d’Este concours that year. Marcello Gandini’s Lamborghini Marzal, with it’s glass gullwing doors, and its $2,170,369.10 USD sale price, got the lion’s share of the attention in […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Fiat X1/9 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1978-fiat-x19/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1978-fiat-x19/#comments Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497573 For decades now, the Fiat 124 Sport Spider has been a regular sight in American self-service wrecking yards. The mid-engined Fiat X1/9, based on a healthy serving of Fiat 128 components, has been a bit less commonplace in such yards, but I still see them every now and then. We’ve seen this ’80 and this […]

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For decades now, the Fiat 124 Sport Spider has been a regular sight in American self-service wrecking yards. The mid-engined Fiat X1/9, based on a healthy serving of Fiat 128 components, has been a bit less commonplace in such yards, but I still see them every now and then. We’ve seen this ’80 and this […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Bertone X1/9 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1986-bertone-x19/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1986-bertone-x19/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492834 Now here’s a car that represents a weird little corner of automotive history— one of Malcolm Bricklin’s many moneymaking schemes. A few years before Bricklin started importing Yugos, but after he started importing Subaru 360s, he took a shot at bringing Fiats into the United States after Fiat fled the market in 1982. So, for […]

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Now here’s a car that represents a weird little corner of automotive history— one of Malcolm Bricklin’s many moneymaking schemes. A few years before Bricklin started importing Yugos, but after he started importing Subaru 360s, he took a shot at bringing Fiats into the United States after Fiat fled the market in 1982. So, for […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Volvo 262C Bertone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1979-volvo-262c-bertone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1979-volvo-262c-bertone/#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491187 Since we had an extremely rare 1979 Junkyard Find yesterday (a Volkswagen Dasher Diesel), let’s have another today. This is the first time I’ve found a genuine Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe in a wrecking yard (I have seen the occasional Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe), and it happened during the same trip to California that gave […]

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Since we had an extremely rare 1979 Junkyard Find yesterday (a Volkswagen Dasher Diesel), let’s have another today. This is the first time I’ve found a genuine Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe in a wrecking yard (I have seen the occasional Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe), and it happened during the same trip to California that gave […]

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How To Turn Any Car Into The Wagon Of Your Dreams http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/how-to-turn-any-car-into-the-wagon-of-your-dreams/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/how-to-turn-any-car-into-the-wagon-of-your-dreams/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:16:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478984 It turns out that the usual excuses for denying consumers a station wagon variant of a given car – the regulatory hurdles, lack of demand from the market and expense of homologation – can be circumvented with one simple item; cash. What you see above is an Aston Martin Rapide Shooting Brake. It’s a one-off […]

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It turns out that the usual excuses for denying consumers a station wagon variant of a given car – the regulatory hurdles, lack of demand from the market and expense of homologation – can be circumvented with one simple item; cash. What you see above is an Aston Martin Rapide Shooting Brake. It’s a one-off […]

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Junkyard Find: 1988 Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/junkyard-find-1988-volvo-780-bertone-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/junkyard-find-1988-volvo-780-bertone-coupe/#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478388 In the kind of Plate-O-Shrimp moment that happens all the time in the car-writing business, I ran across a genuine, one-of-8,515-build Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe in a Denver self-serve wrecking yard just days after writing about this fine Swedo-Italian machine. Yes, in spite of being considered a high-value collector’s car by legions of Internet Car […]

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In the kind of Plate-O-Shrimp moment that happens all the time in the car-writing business, I ran across a genuine, one-of-8,515-build Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe in a Denver self-serve wrecking yard just days after writing about this fine Swedo-Italian machine. Yes, in spite of being considered a high-value collector’s car by legions of Internet Car […]

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Fiat X1/9 + Alfa Romeo 164 + Plywood = Launcha Splatos http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/fiat-x19-alfa-romeo-164-plywood-launcha-splatos/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/fiat-x19-alfa-romeo-164-plywood-launcha-splatos/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:23:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393069 We’ve seen a fair number of outstanding engine swaps in 24 Hours of LeMons racing— the Saab B Turbo-powered 300ZX comes to mind— but most such projects tend to have reliability and/or performance issues in the car-slaughtering arena that is LeMons. At the frozen Campaign To Prevent Gingervitis race a couple weeks back, the much-anticipated […]

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We’ve seen a fair number of outstanding engine swaps in 24 Hours of LeMons racing— the Saab B Turbo-powered 300ZX comes to mind— but most such projects tend to have reliability and/or performance issues in the car-slaughtering arena that is LeMons. At the frozen Campaign To Prevent Gingervitis race a couple weeks back, the much-anticipated […]

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