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Fiat plans to buy studio Bertone

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Concern Fiat has expressed interest in acquisition of Italian of tuning studio Bertone to which protection against creditors has been given.

As informs Reuters, the company already has received some offers on sale of the actives from several influential investors.

Company Fiat has not specified what cars, in case of studio Bertone acquisition, is planned to make on studio Bertone areas. Now "Bertone" it is capable at work in two changes to make to 70 thousand cars a year, and at introduction of the third change — to 100 thousand. We will notice, that studio Bertone has stopped mass production of cars in December, 2005.

As specifies edition Automotive News, a deadline for giving of demands for studio Bertone acquisition — on July, 16th current year, thus the winner will be already chosen by the end of month. Company Bertone is based in 1912 and was engaged in creation of cars for many known motor-car manufacturers, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Volvo and BMW.

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