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1954 Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 7

Chassis no. 01485
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Coachbuilder Bertone
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1954
Manufacturing
1954
Event: Unknown
1954
1st and current interior
Seats: Twin colour scheme: white and dark blue.
1954
1st and current engine no. no number
1954
1st body
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Colour: Metallic Blue
1954
1st and current chassis no. 01485
From 21st April 1954
to 2nd May 1954
Event: Salone Internazionale dell'Automobile
Locality: Torino (IT)
1955
Bibliography: Unknown author, Annual Automobile Review , Unknown publisher, n.p. 1955
1955
Plate: 0234604
Country: Unknown nationality
1955
2nd body
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Colour: Red
From 8th January 1955
to 16th January 1955
Event: Chicago Auto Show
Locality: Chicago (US)
Note: 47th Annual Chicago Automobile Show at International Amphitheatre.
From 13th January 1955
to 31st January 1955
Owner: ALFA ROMEO MILANO-NAPOLI SPA (IT)
Purchase price: Lire 3.850.000
Famous owner: Italian car manufacturer
From 1st February 1955
to 28th February 1955
Owner: Charles Rezzaghi (US)
Purchase price: $ 18.000
Famous owner: Important dealer and restaurator of Alfa Romeo/Ferrari/Fiat
From 1st March 1955
to February 1957
Owner: Al Williams (US)
Famous owner: United States driver of Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 7
Note: in 1956 the car was lent out one weekend and withouth the owner's permission was raced in Palm Spring, being damaged in the left rear in an accident either on the track or on the way to the track. To simplify repairs, the wings were cut off
From 26th March 1955
to 27th March 1955
Event: Palm Springs Road Race
Locality: Unknown city (US)
Race number: #66
Class: E
Driver: Al Williams (US)
22nd May 1955
Event: Concours d'Elegance Mt. Diablo Country Club
Locality: Unknown city (US)
June 1955
Press review: Unknown author, "Unknown", Hot Rod , 06-1955
July 1955
Press review: Unknown author, "Unknown", Car life , 07-1955
July 1955
Press review: Mourning Jim, "Palm Springs", Illustrated , 07-1955, pp. 31
23rd November 1955
Event: Grand Central Sports Car Races
Locality: Unknown city (US)
Race number: #6
Class: UR
Driver: Ray Mclaughlin (US)
Results / Prizes: 5th OA
Note: Glendale Airport
1956
Event: Pebble Beach
Note: BAT 7 without the typical rear bat wings
1956
Plate: CALIFORNIAPZT008
Country: US
1956
3rd body
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Colour: Black
Note: Rear wings cut off
1957
4th body
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Colour: Black
Note: Rear wings rebuilt.
1957
Generic fact: Other photos
From February 1957
to 1962
Owner: Ken Shaff (US)
Famous owner: Co-founder of the California Mille rally
Note: The car was sold sans wings.Ken Shaff installed 45-DCOE carburators, changed the camshaft, the open exhaust remplaced with one from a Jaguar including the mufflers
From 1962
to 1987
Owner: Salvatore Di Natale (US)
Famous owner: Important west-coast dealer Alfa Romeo and Maserati
1970
Restoration: Restoration
1970
5th and current body
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Type: Fastback coupe
Colour: Metallic Blue
From 1987
to 1990
Owner: Lorenzo Zembrano (MX)
Note: Completely restored by Steve Tillack (Palos Verdes, California) and Sebastian Dominguez (the artist who finally made new wings by hammering out alluinium panels by hand)
From 1987
to 1990
Plate: CALIFORNIAJAT678
Country: US
1989
Press review: Unknown author, "Hijos Del Aire", Automovil , 1989, pp. 45
20th August 1989
Event: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Carmel-by-the-Sea (US)
Note: Nuccio Bertone is reunited with three of his Alfa Romeo B.A.T.s (Berlina Aerodynamica Tecnica) when Italian custom coachwork takes center stage at the Concours
October 1989
Press review: Unknown author, "The Bertone B.a.t.'s At Hte 1989 Pebble Beach Concours", bibarestorations.com , 10-1989
From 1990
to 1994
Owner: Yoshiyuki Hayashi (JP)
Purchase price: $ 9,000,000 all thee B.A.T. cars (B. A.T.5,B.A.T.7, B.A.T.9)
Famous owner: Japan stylist and denim designer
Note: Kruse Auction in Phoenix. Yoshiyuki Hayashi is owner of the three B.A.T.s (B.A.T.5, B.A.T.7, B.A.T.9)
2nd December 1991
Press review: Unknown author, "Alfa E Bertone Da Sogno Apripista Colombiane", L'Unità , 12-1991, pp. 27
From 24th January 1992
to 2nd February 1992
Event: Autostory
Locality: Genova (IT)
Note: Exhibited the Alfa Romeo B.A.T 5, 7 and 9d
23rd August 1992
Event: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Carmel-by-the-Sea (US)
Note: Celebration Carrozzeria Bertone's 80th anniversary.
October 1992
Press review: Unknown author, "I Maestri Del Design", AM Mensile Internazionale dell'Automobile , no. 1, 10-1992, pp. 46
From November 1992
to 31st December 1992
Press review: Borgeson Griffith, "Nuccio, Wacky, And Me", Special- Interest Autos , no. 132, 11-1992, pp. 30
5th June 1994
Press review: Borgeson Griffith, "Unsung Master Of Aerodynamic Design", Special- Interest Autos , no. 141, 06-1994, pp. 20
July 1994
Bibliography: De Boer John, The Italian Car Registry - John Fulton De Boer , Unknown publisher, n.p. 1994
1998
Press review: Unknown author, "Unknown", Unknown header , 1998
9th September 2001
Event: Louis Vuitton Classic
Locality: Unknown city (FR)
Results / Prizes: Best of Show
9th September 2001
Press review: Unknown author, "Louis Vuitton Classic 2001", Motorlegend.com , 09-2001
November 2001
Press review: Unknown author, "L'europa Alla Ricerca Dell'auto Economica", Ruoteclassiche , no. 155, 11-2001, pp. 18
March 2003
Press review: Unknown author, "Ultimate Flashblack - A Feast Fit For A Bat", The Mostly 1900 irregular newsletter , no. 21, 03-2003, pp. 10
From 23rd April 2004
to 25th April 2004
Event: Concorso Internazionale d'Eleganza di Villa d'Este
Locality: Cernobbio (IT)
Race number: #72
Class: C: 1940-1959 Closed Cars "Le temps du changements"
Driver: Paul Osborn (GB)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL / Diploma and Silver Plaque
June 2004
Press review: Thomas Simon, "Un ''mostro'' Tra Le Belle", Ruoteclassiche , no. 186, 06-2004, pp. 37
From 25th June 2004
to 27th June 2004
Event: Goodwood Festival of Speed - Cartier "Style et Luxe"
Locality: West Sussex (GB)
Note: Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 7 and Fiat Turbina: two exciting exhibits in the "futuristic" section at Goodwood
30th June 2004
Press review: Unknown author, "News- Notizie", Italispeed.com , 06-2004
From 2005
to 2007
Owner: CARS INTERNATIONAL LTD. (GB)
Note: Cars International Ltd. is owner of the three B.A.T.s (B.A.T.5, B.A.T.7, B.A.T.9)
January 2005
Press review: Unknown author, "Alfa Romeo Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica B.a.t", CaroftheDay , 01-2005, pp. 1
21st August 2005
Event: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Carmel-by-the-Sea (US)
Note: Exhibited the Alfa Romeo B.A.T 5, 7 and 9d
8th September 2005
Press review: Unknown author, "Pebble Beach Concours D'elegance Celebrates 95 Years Of Alfa + Romeo", St.Louis Alfa Romeo Owners Club , no. 9, 09-2005, pp. 3
1st March 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Drive: Alfa Romeo Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica 5\9", Motor Trend , 03-2006
From March 2006
to 31st May 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "A Trilogy Of B.a.t,'s, Prancing Horses... & Some Leaping Cats", Blackhawk museum news , 03-2006
June 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "1953-54-55' Alfa Romeo Bat 5-7-9 By Bertone", Hemmings.com , 06-2006
From 2007
to 30th June 2020
Owner: BLACKHAWK COLLECTION (US)
From 2007
to currently
Owner: Private collection
Purchase price:

$14,840,000 with B.A.T. 5 and B.A.T. 9

2007
Event: Art Center College of Design Concours
Locality: Pasadena (US)
Results / Prizes: Design Showcase Award
Note: Exhibited the Alfa Romeo B.A.T 5, 7 and 9d
2007
Generic fact: Other photos
2007
Press review: Unknown author, "Show Review: Art Center Car Classic 2007", Cardesignnews , 2007
January 2007
Press review: Unknown author, "Franco Scaglione, Il Genio Dimenticato", La Manovella , no. 1, 01-2007, pp. 14
5th August 2007
Event: Concours d'Elegance of America
Locality: Meadowbrook (US)
Note: Exhibited the Alfa Romeo B.A.T 5, 7 and 9d
6th August 2007
Event: Alfa Romeo Owners Club National Convention
Locality: Meadow Brook (US)
Note: Exhibited the Alfa Romeo B.A.T 5, 7 and 9d
2008
Generic fact: Other photos
2008
Press review: Unknown author, "Bertone's B.a.t.", Unknown header , 2008, pp. 99
23rd March 2008
Press review: Unknown author, "After 53 Years Of Beauty Sleep, The Bat Is Back", NewYorktimes.com , 03-2008
April 2008
Press review: Unknown author, "A Look Back The 1953-1955 Bat Cars", Alfa Giornale , 04-2008, pp. 8
2009
Event: The Auto Collections @ Imperial Palace
Locality: Las Vegas (US)
Note: Exhibited the Alfa Romeo B.A.T 5, 7 and 9d
May 2009
Press review: Unknown author, "Bertone\ Alfa Romeo Bat7", Unknown header , 05-2009, pp. 141
May 2009
Press review: Unknown author, "Alfa Romeo B.a.t.", Healey Hearsay , no. 5, 05-2009, pp. 9
14th August 2009
Event: Concorso Italiano
Locality: Monterey (US)
Note: Exhibited the Alfa Romeo B.A.T 5, 7 and 9d
2010
Generic fact: Studio Photos
2010
Press review: Unknown author, "Alfa Romeo Bat 7 (1954)", Unknown header , 2010, pp. 10
2011
Press review: Unknown author, "A Whole World Of Excitement", Classic in Camera- Octane , 2011, pp. 13
2013
Generic fact: Other photos
May 2014
Press review: Unknown author, "Pasiòn Sobre Ruedas", El Norte , 05-2014, pp. 20
September 2014
Press review: Unknown author, "Bat - Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica", Unknown header , 09-2014, pp. 4
March 2016
Generic fact: Studio Photos
From 27th May 2016
to 9th October 2016
Event: Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975
Locality: Nashville (US)
Note: The Frist Center of the Visual Arts
September 2016
Bibliography: Grandi Massimo, Il Paradigma Scaglione , Asi - Automotoclub Storico Italiano, n.p. 2016
2018
Bibliography: Gautam Sen, The Bertone Collection , Dalton Watson - Fine Books, n.p. 2018
January 2018
Bibliography: Porta Massimo, Torino E L'arte Dei Carrozzieri 1946-1980 , Asi - Automotoclub Storico Italiano, n.p. 2018
28th October 2020
Event: Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction
Locality: New York (US)
From 8th April 2022
to 18th September 2022
Event: MOTION: Autos,Art,Architecture
Locality: Bilbao (ES)
2026
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Salone Internazionale Dell'automobile Di Torino's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2026