850 BERTONE BERLINETTA RACER
The Fiat 850 can safely be called one of the most successful models of the brand. The 850 was produced from 1964 to 1973, with its mechanicals having evolved from the Fiat 600. The body of the 850 came in many different versions, such as Sedan, Coupé, Minivan and Convertible. The convertible, the Spider, was designed by Bertone. Some 150,000 examples were produced. Much less known is another car that Bertone created, one based on the 850: the Racer. The Racer was a Coupé, or, to be more precise, a Spider that had a hardtop and whose lines were different from those of the Coupés that left the Fiat factory more commonly. Only 4,000 Bertone Racers were built, most of them for the American market. Many of the Racers have not survived the wear and tear that comes with time and it is estimated that only a few dozens of them remain. Very occasionally, a Racer appears on the market, so we are quite proud to be able to present this car to you. This 850 Bertone Berlinetta Racer, the more luxurious version and therefore fitted with a vinyl roof, has been part of a collection of a highly respected Dutch collector. As far as we know, this Racer car was newly delivered in Italy. In 1995 the car came to the Netherlands and obtained a Dutch registration plate.