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Lot 139 - 1978 Opel 1.0 RS – the Roberto Carlotto Barchetta

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£22,230

Auction Coys Fontwell June 2017
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Lot Number 139
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number TBA
Year 1978
Make Opel
Model 1.0 RS

+44 208 614 7888

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The keyboardist Roberto Carlotto, known as Hunka Munka, began as a musician in Europe in the late 1960s, performing as an opening act across Europe for the likes of Rod Stewart. He later performed with bands such as The Puppies and Anonymous Sound before going solo in 1970. As a soloist, Carlotto was distinguished for his remarkable technique and the high quality of his equipment – which included an incredible number of keyboards and even the first examples of electronic tape batteries. Carlotto then joined Dik Dik in 1973 and since 2011, Roberto Carlotto plays with Analogous Reforms.

In the late 1970s Carlotto decided to have a personalised sports car built to his own unique design. As a basis he used an Opel of the period, onto which he commissioned an Italian coachbuilder to fit a bespoke Barchetta body which was finished to a good standard, complemented by a tan interior. In more recent times the Barchetta has been part of a large motor collection alongside many other significant motor cars. The Barchetta is offered with Italian papers showing Carlotto as the previous owner.

A very interesting and unique motor car which would the perfect addition for the serious collector.

  


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