This next car came as a tip from Matt C who wrote: Bitter SC heading towards auction. And I thought to myself; Oh great, another opportunity for an oddball cheap and interesting car to get slathered with a thick veneer of nostalgia from a group of self-appointed experts in the comments of one of those 5% buyers-premium auction sites and then bid into silly money range by the deep pockets of…oh…wait…an insurance auction? Suuhhh-wheat!! A dirty car that might not have keys and will need a trailer to get home? That’s more my style. Find this 1985 Bitter SC on the IAAI auction website in Atlanta, GA.
Erich Bitter was the German equivalent of John Z DeLorean — no he didn’t get wrapped up in some ridiculous drug sting by overzealous DEA agents, but he was involved in the automotive industry for a number of decades before deciding to launch his own marque..and it was surprisingly successful…for a few minutes. Find this […]
Erich Bitter was a German born bicycle and automobile racer who launched a tuning/performance company called Rallye-Bitter in 1962. A few years later he was importing Abarth badged cars into Germany and a short but frustrating relationship with Intermeccanica of Torino, Italy. In 1973 he started producing his own custom designed cars using Opel mechanical […]
The Bitter SC (1979-1989) was a coach built German luxury grand tourer that used the Opel Senator chassis for its moving parts. In 1979 it may have closely resembled a Ferrari 400i, but it was a closer competitor to Porsche’s recently released 928 or a BMW 6-series. Today the Bitter SC is traded for something […]
The Bitter SC was a coach built German luxury grand tourer that used the Opel Senator chassis for its oily bits. Former race car driver turned entrepreneur Erich Bitter started his own car company in 1971 using the old formula of building a sexy body on a cheap donor chassis. The only problem with the […]
The Bitter SC was Erich Bitter’s second project after the CD, a car not named for Steve Martin’s Cyrano-de-Bergerac-inspired character in Roxanne, but for its mechanical underpinnings from the Opel Diplomat (Coupe Diplomat). The SC looks like a Ferrari 412 minus some (or all) of its focal points and absolutely nails the modular design theme of the […]