The just one-off cars, which have been commissioned to showcase the radical style engineering and pioneering aerodynamics of the period, are remaining supplied as a solitary large amount for the first time, with an estimate of among $14 million and $20 million at the October 28 night sale in New York.
Named B.A.T. 5, 7, and 9, the cars ended up established by Italian designer Franco Scaglione and company Carrozzeria Bertone prior to currently being unveiled to the general public in excess of a few decades at exhibitions in 1953, 1954 and 1955.
The Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5, first exhibited in 1953, is getting bought as component of the collection. Credit score: Ron Kimball/RM Sotheby’s
The automobiles ended up by no means demonstrated alongside one another in the 1950s and were bought to independent collectors just after being exhibited.
Even if the cars provide for the believed $20 million, they would not be the most high priced to go on the block.
The GTO experienced received the 1962 Italian GT championship, and notched up additional than 15 race victories from 1962 to 1965.