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1953 Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5

Chassis no. 01396
Engine no. no number
Coachbuilder Bertone
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1953
Manufacturing
1953
1st and current body
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Type: Fastback coupe
Colour: Grey
1953
Generic fact: Other photos
1953
Record: Cadet sweet cigarettes Paramount
From 22nd April 1953
to 3rd May 1953
Event: Salone Internazionale dell'Automobile
Locality: Torino (IT)
From 1st October 1953
to 1958
Owner: Stanley "Wacky" Arnolt (US)
Purchase price: $ 7,769
Famous owner: Stanley H. "Wacky" Arnolt was a Chicago industrialist, who began importing foreign cars with Bertone bodies during the period 1953 to 1968 to the United States
1st October 1953
Generic fact: Other photos Stanley "Wacky" Arnolt
From 6th February 1954
to 14th February 1954
Event: International Motor Sports Show
Locality: New York (US)
Note: Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5 is displayed with a price of 25,000 USD by event organizer Mr. Herb Shrinz on bealf of Mr.Stanley H. "Wacky" Arnolt
8th August 1954
Event: Lockbourne National Sports Car Races
Circuit: Lockbourne Air Force Base
Locality: Lockbourne (US)
Note: Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5 dispayed with one-off 1954 Buick Le Sabre
From 1958
to 1987
Owner: Joe Prysak (US)
From 1987
to 1990
Owner: Said Marouf (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. Exhibited the Alfa Romeo B.A.T 5, 7 and 9d
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
From 10th December 1995
to 12th December 1995
Event: Essen Motor Show
Locality: Essen (DE)
Note: Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5 displayed in classic cars area (18e Antwerpse Oldtimerbeurs)
1998
Press review: Unknown author, "Unknown", Unknown header , 1998
1998
Press review: Unknown author, "Unknown", Unknown header , 1998
February 2001
Press review: Unknown author, "The B.a.t. Mania, Part 1°...... By Automedia", La Veloce Vita , no. 2, 02-2001, pp. 6
From 26th April 2002
to 28th April 2002
Event: Concorso Internazionale d'Eleganza di Villa d'Este
Locality: Cernobbio (IT)
Race number: #56
Class: C: 1940-1959 Closed Cars "Le temps du changements"
Driver: Paul Osborn (GB)
From 11th July 2003
to 13th July 2003
Event: Goodwood Festival of Speed - Cartier "Style et Luxe"
Locality: Greater London (GB)
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
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
From 2007
to 28th October 2020
Owner: BLACKHAWK COLLECTION (US)
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
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
Press review: Unknown author, "Bertone's B.a.t.", Unknown header , 2008, pp. 99
2008
Generic fact: Studio Photos
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, "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 5", Unknown header , 2010, pp. 9
2013
Generic fact: Other photos
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
28th October 2020
Event: Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction
Locality: New York (US)
From 28th October 2020
to currently
Owner: Private collection
Purchase price:

$14,840,000 with B.A.T. 7 and B.A.T. 9

2022
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Salone Internazionale Dell'automobile Di Torino's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2022
2022
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Coppa D'oro Delle Dolomiti's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2022
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1st and current chassis no. 01396
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1st and current engine no. no number
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1st and current interior
Seats: Red