Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 5250339
Erich Bitter, a former race car driver turned automobile tuner, importer and ultimately designer began crafting his own vehicles after business ventures with Italian manufacturer Intermeccanica soured. The Bitter automobile company produced vehicles between 1973 and 1989 in Erich Bitter’s home town of Schwelm in Western Germany.
The Bitter CD, a three-door hatchback coupe featuring a Chevrolet 327 V8 of 227 hp, was based on Opel‘s top of the range Diplomat. It was built between 1973 and 1979 in just 395 units. Its attractive body lines betrayed a certain influence of contemporary Italian sports car design, especially Maserati‘s Ghibli.
The CD had been first shown on the Frankfurt Auto Show 1971 as a design study commissioned by Opel. Bitter`s production model differed in many respects from the show car