Alfa Romeo BAT 7

[Franco Scaglione]

This is a photo of the Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 7 (Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica) taken by Charles Fawcett at a concours d’elegance in Santa Barbara in 1955 and that he recently shared to my Franco Scaglione group that I created several years ago.

Imagine driving THIS down the road when the most sporting cars around were a 2-seat Ford Thunderbird, early C1 Corvette and a small handful of European cars imported from overseas. Look at the cars in the background! Imagine what the offerings of Ford, Chevrolet and more were in 1955 in comparison to the general public…