Automotive Design House Confirms Bankruptcy Filing

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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

GALLERY: Bertone Jet 2

[Source: Telegraph.co.uk]

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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