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Art, Life & Earth. THROUGH THE EYES OF A DEAF SNOWBOARDING MUSIC NUT.

This was the future. A future imagined by italian motor design legends Gruppo Bertone way back in the late 60’s & early 70’s. The kind of future I thought I’d be  living by now.

Even as a child I knew that realistically the Hoverboard and Flying Car might take a while to arrive, but these cars already existed so I KNEW we’d be driving them by the space age year 2000. In fact, we’d probably be driving even BETTER cars by then. Like Tron vehicles. Or Speederbikes. But unless you’ve got a spare £2,000,000 or Nicolas Cage style GTA skills you’ll probably never even so much as see one of these mighty beasts. Ever.

These are concept cars. They didn’t make it to production. Instead the motor industry turned to generic, charmless, bland boxes and some of Bertone’s, and the world’s, finest designs were locked away for decades.

You can buy them now though, if you’re filthy stinking rich, as RM Auctions are selling them.


The white one, the 1974 Bravo, was designed for Lambourghini and in my opinion is one of the finest cars of the era. Absolutely stunning. It came SO close to being produced but a downturn in Lambourghini’s fortunes saw it put indefinitely on the backburner. Tragic.

I cant even drive!


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