Lilli Bertone, wife of Nuccio – one of the most famous Coachbuilders of all time and founder of the Stile Bertone – passed away at the age of 84 in Lugano, Switzerland. Ms. Lilli spent her life with her husband and after his death in 1997 she took over the reins of the company, taking it until the centenary celebrations. In 2012, in fact, at the Geneva Motor Show, Lilli Bertone presented the “Nuccio”, a car designed to remember her husband and celebrate with him the 100th anniversary of the famous Turin coachbuilder: an extreme sports car, developed in an evolutionary key a concept contained in the DNA of Bertone, that of the mid-rear-engined berlinetta. “I promised him not to let his dream die,” he said.
Some years later, however, various events have led to the bankruptcy of the company. The editorial staff of Auto&Design extends its condolences to the Bertone family.