Sotheby's sells all three Bertone B.A.T. cars for $14.8 million

The three iconic Bertone B.A.T. cars were sold last night as a single lot during the Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York for $14.8 million.

They are known as the ‘Holy Trinity of car design’ – the visionary Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica or B.A.T. cars designed by Franco Scaglione for Bertone in the 1950s. Now the three cars that have been carefully kept by a single owner were offered among masterpieces of modern art by Mark Rothko, Frank Stella and Jean-Michael Basquiat during a Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York. Estimated at $14 to 20 million, the three cars were finally sold for $14,840,000 to the highest bidder. We are convinced that the striking trio will be a crowning achievement of any collection of cars and art.