When Body Kits Go Too Far

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When Body Kits Go Too Far

Post by stevegreen » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:37 am

Nicked from MSN review of 1950s vision of what cars of 2010 would look like:

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Fins were very much a thing of the 1950s. Bertone's series of Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica (or BAT) prototypes built on Alfa Romeos set the ball rolling in Europe, but the idea was championed by American stylists. After reaching their peak height (literally) in 1959, fins were brutally chopped off American cars and have never made a comeback.

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Re: When Body Kits Go Too Far

Post by scatty » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:39 am

it only needs a set of wings and it would be complete....

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Re: When Body Kits Go Too Far

Post by The83man » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:59 pm

There were three different BAT cars, the last one being the least extreme. The first in 1953 was called BAT 5, 1954 saw BAT 7 and 1955 saw BAT 9. The one in the photo above is BAT 5.

Here is BAT 7
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and here is BAT 9
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In more recent times Bertone have come up with BAT 11 Image
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Re: When Body Kits Go Too Far

Post by Mr Pesky » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:09 pm

Talking of Alfas Mike - are you doing the Pomeroy this year?

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Re: When Body Kits Go Too Far

Post by The83man » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:01 pm

I still have the car........................
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Re: When Body Kits Go Too Far

Post by Mr Pesky » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:27 pm

[quote=The83man]I still have the car........................[/quote]

So you need to ask The Majorette for the key ;)

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