Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Washington, Michigan USA
It's Italian for "closed coupe", as opposed to "Barchetta" for open roadster. Old Italian coachmakers' terminology; Ferrari closed coupes have been called "Berlinettas" for many years, and they just resurrected the name "Barchetta" for the new limited-production open roadster (no top at all) version of the 550. The name "Berlinetta" has always been associated with Ferrari, but was never Trade-marked, so Chevy grabbed it for a trim option on one of the 3rd Gen. models. Ferrari has since registered it as their trade mark, and no one can now use it commercially without their permission.
'69 Z28 Fathom Green