Rare Bertone BMW sells for £400k
One-off, driveable 1969 ‘Spicup’ concept designed by Giugiaro sells at Bonhams auction
Posted: 07 Oct 2011
If this isn't one of the rarest BMWs you've ever seen, you need to appropriate less of your time to ‘Internet browsing'. It'll make you go blind. For those that haven't seen it, may we present to you, the Bertone BMW Spicup concept.
It made its world debut at the 1969 Geneva motor show, and was the work of design house Bertone, more specifically, Enzo Cingolani and Marcello Gandini. Enzo had an idea for a retractable roof, and decided a modified BMW 2000 CS would provide the perfect platform. It features two retractable stainless steel roof panels that stow away neatly into the rather chunky roll bar, while that front is pure Gandini who, don't forget, designed the majestic Alfa Romeo Montreal and even the Lamborghini Espada. Underneath those show curves sat a fully functioning 2.5-litre BMW straight-six, too.