1936/47 FIAT 500A Barchetta by N. Bertone
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History of the car
This is a Fiat 500 Barchetta Bertone (1936-47).
The starting date of 1936 is because the chassis and driveline were derived from the 1936 Fiat 500 Topolino. Here is the story behind this very importand handmade car.
The young son Nuccio Bertone of the Bertone founder bought a 500 with his own cash and worked with other two mechanics outside of business to build his personal racecar and this takes about 11 years to complete finally after the WW 2 at 1947!
It was his first personal "racing" barchetta,with this car he started his racing driver career
After 60 years Bertone wanted to create a Geneva 2007 show car that salutes the Fiat 500 with Barchetta bodywork that was created by Nuccio Bertone in 1947 as a one-off for his own racing career. "The decision to celebrate the company's 95th anniversary with a minimalist yet sophisticated model is perfectly in keeping with the Bertone philosophy," the company says.
One picture, thousand words...N. Bertone on the wheel of 500 Barchetta and his mechanic in a period race who participate with his selfmade racecar! Image property BERTONE official.