A notorious Italian coachbuilder has reportedly closed its doors in the midst of financial issues.
Specialty design house Bertone has ceased trading due to financial problems stemming from legal claims by suppliers. Rumors were already stirring late last year that the company was nearing bankruptcy, but now it’s becoming a reality as suppliers are pursuing legal action for debts owed and employees that have been left without pay.
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The Italian custom car builder narrowly avoided bankruptcy in 2007 and 2011 but recently let about 160 employees go. Bertone is responsible for helping design classics such as the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, Lancia Stratos and the more recent Jet 2+2, which is based on the Aston Martin Rapide.
GALLERY: Bertone Jet 2+2
GALLERY: Bertone Jet 2
[Source: Car Advice]
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