Wednesday 23rd April 1952
The Abarth 1500 Biposto (Bertone) coupe, an experimental coupe designed by Franco Scaglione, who worked for Bertone at the time, was unveiled at the Turin Auto Show. It featured a futuristic design consisting of a central headlight, similar to the earlier Tucker Torpedo, and fins at the rear. Following the Turin Show, it was purchased by Packard and brought to Detroit, where it was used for design inspiration.The Biposto was given to motoring journalist Dick Smith in mid-1953 as his prize for suggesting a new Packard advertising slogan. Smith sparingly drove the car for two decades, before putting it into storage. It won the prestigious Gran Turismo Trophy at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and is featured in Gran Turismo 6.