Automotive Design House Confirms Bankruptcy Filing

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Automotive Design House Confirms Bankruptcy Filing
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It might be time to start saying “buh-bye” to Italian automotive design house Bertone. 

The Italian coachbuilder confirmed previous reports that it has entered bankruptcy proceedings. If the company can’t find a buyer by the end of April, it will be declared bankrupt. Bertone is responsible for designing a long list of noteworthy vehicles including the Lamborghini Miura and Countach.

SEE ALSO: Bertone Ceases Trading Following Financial Problems

Possible foreign buyers are being considered pending court approval. The desgin house has 200 employees who are currently being paid benefits by the state until a decision about the company’s future is rendered. The company’s employees haven’t been coming in to work for a month and a half according to a company representative quoted by the Telegraph.

Other more recent deigns by the firm include the Bertone Jet 2+2, which is based on the Aston Martin Rapide.

GALLERY: Bertone Jet 2+2

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GALLERY: Bertone Jet 2

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[Source: Telegraph.co.uk]

  • Isend2C

    I won’t miss em. I wasn’t a fan of a single one of their designs.