Greg Wapling

PANIC | FAQ | Help
Chev 34 | Projects | Business Directory | Photo Gallery | Readers Rides | Under Construction | Virtual Body Shop
General | Documentaries | Events | How-to
Artists By Name | Artists by Genre | Music Links
American Chopper | American Hot Rod | Horsepower TV | Hot Rod TV | Monster Garage | Overhaulin | Rides | Wheels TV | Wrecks to Riches
Queensland | New South Wales | Victoria | Tasmania | South Australia | Northern Territory | Western Australia | New Zealand
Let's Go Cruisin | Dry Lakes Racers Australia | Hot Rod Internet | OzRodders | HAMB | Rodders Roundtable | Land Racing
subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link | subglobal8 link

Prototypes and Concept Cars



1955 Alfa Romeo BAT 9 (Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica)

Bookmark Page       Print Page                    

1955 Alfa Romeo BAT 9 (Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica) designed by Franco Scaglione while working for Bertone. The last of the BAT cars, If you look at this car for just an instant itís already abundantly clear that it could have only come out of Italy.

As striking as BAT 5 and 7 are, BAT 9 is the one that actually influenced a lot of other car designers. One is Peter Brock, the man who initially penned the 1963 Split Window Corvette, he took styling cues from this very car. Also note that Bill Mitchell (Vice President of Styling at General Motors) would regularly go to Italy for inspiration and ideas. Which isnít surprising, and so itís also not surprising that all three BAT cars had a huge influence on car designers from several other automobile companies. Photo's by Ingo Schmoldt.

About Us | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Contact Us | © 1995 - 2009 Greg Wapling All Rights Reserved