1963 Alfa Romeo BAT 9X
As many of you have realized the past several years, I’m a big enthusiast of the Italian automobile designer Franco Scaglione. I posted awhile back on my personal B.A.T. (Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica) project that when Covid-19 first hit, I had additional time and thus redesigned it into a much different form than originally envisioned. (I posted the original design idea several posts prior below) As part of the redesign process, I ended up imagineering several other Scaglione designs as well in parallel and if they were built a few years later than the original were but still retaining the original design language itself. One of those concept ideas was acquired by a customer and has been under construction now for several months via a workshop that I have a lot of personal ties to over the decades. A second project will be my own that I’m doing the final sculpting in clay thereof before digitizing it back into CAD and starting the build myself.
Not all of the imagineered designs will be built. This is one of them which is a derivative of the Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 9d. I’m posting it in the hope that it might inspire others to dare to be different when interpreting classic designs without them being an exact duplicate of the original.