Auction-house Bonhams just auctioned it off at its POWER by BMW event a Bertone Spicup Concept. The unique model was sold for a high bid of €460,000 (~$600k).
The vehicle was designed by Nuccio Bertone, Automotive Hall of Fame designer and constructor, who designed cars for Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ford, among many others. The Spicup is based on the BMW 2800 and was first exhibited as a show car at the Geneva Motor Show in 1969.
The name Spicup is a combination of the terms “Spider” and “Coupe”. According to BMW, for decades, this one-of-a kind vehicle was believed to be lost, until it was discovered in a barn in 2008 and then restored.
The Spicup term also referred to the roof consisting of two panels, that could slide into a large size T-bar. The interior was fitted with a cacophony of green, yellow and silver skai upholstery. The front part of the bore a resemblance to the Alfa Romeo Montreal, shown a year earlier.
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