BMW 2800 Bertone Spicup (1969)
A one-off built for BMW by Bertone/Marcello Gandini, which was more than a simple prototype, since this was regularly driven by someone who actually bought it after its presentation during the 69 Geneva Show.
The Spicup was built to be both a spider and a coupé, which was ambitious; at the same time, it turned this into a flop. It didn’t fit nowhere near the delicate lines of the (then) current BMW 2000 lineup. It’s as beautiful as it is ugly.
And yes, BMW was most likely inspired by the Alfa Romeo Montreal, which had been presented as a prototype a couple of years before this debut.