Nuccio Bertone presented the Testudo himself at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show. It was a built as an alternative-body for the Chevrolet Corvair chassis. It features a one-piece door/hatch that revealed the entire interior. Another unique element was the headlights which were flush fitting, and popped-up when illuminated.
Concept / Prototype Car
Auction Sales History
1963 Chevrolet Testudo – sold for €336,000 From the Collection of Bertone S.p.A. Unveiled at Geneva Motor Show (3 March, 1963). One-off design and highly influential in numerous other designs. An early career highlight of young designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. Fully restored before being shown at Pebble Beach. Auction Source: RM 2011 Villa d’Este Auction