780 Bertone Front-end Bra
dn010Participant2016-11-02 at 07:27Post count: 106
I have a fitted leather front-end bra that came with my 780. It’s in good condition but I do not have a need for it. I don’t even know what it is worth – I’ve never seen one before. If you’re interested please email me at dani dot b dot 5003 at gmail or drop a line here. I will post a picture of it shortly, I need to retrieve it off my laptop during lunch!
Dan B.DaviesKeymaster2016-12-03 at 17:21Post count: 183
I have one as well, from back in the day. Who made yours? It is great to have for road trips to protect the front end, and it has that timeless 80s look!LagerMember2016-12-04 at 01:13Post count: 114
Can you upload some pictures. I haven´t seen this kind of thing.DaviesKeymaster2016-12-05 at 19:06Post count: 183
I will this weekend as I have to install it.dn010Participant2016-12-06 at 07:56Post count: 106
Hey guys. I am not sure who made the bra, I cannot find any tags on it anywhere. I have a picture on my laptop of it installed, I just have to find it! Same issue, mine is not installed for an easy picture.Johan VlagsmaParticipant2016-12-15 at 13:59Post count: 108
I knew I’d seen a picture of a 780 with bra and it turns out it is here on our site: https://780coupe.com/forums/topic/hi-from-austria/#post-12227 (3rd one down in that post)dn010Participant2016-12-15 at 14:04Post count: 106
I had actually forgotten about this. It is hard to see all of the bra in that link, I will do my best to post a picture of mine tonight. If my memory is fine, I don’t think mine has those two leather “humps” on the edge nearest the hood being so close together. We will see, soon!dn010Participant2016-12-15 at 16:36Post count: 106
Here we are, bra installed on my 780. Yes, I do need a paint job.dn010Participant2016-12-15 at 16:38Post count: 106
Davies, I wonder if yours is more similar to mine or the one posted in the above link by Johan?DaviesKeymaster2016-12-15 at 20:13Post count: 183
Just got mine out of a storage box and will get it on the car soon. Mine is a different style.LagerMember2016-12-17 at 08:56Post count: 114
Looks interesting but makes me wonder what is the purpose of it?dn010Participant2016-12-17 at 10:17Post count: 106
Car bras were intended to reduce wear on the front end / bumper. Whether it be from road debris or scratches, it was supposed to prevent damage and chips etc. These used to be more common decades ago (in the US, anyway); every now and then today I’ll see a car with a bra on it but not as prevalent as before.DaviesKeymaster2016-12-17 at 10:50Post count: 183
Back in the day (1980s/ 1990s) they were a “sporty” option people would put on their cars for looks as much as function. It does serve a good purpose but I can remember stories of people leaving them on for months at a time and dirt would get under them only to do more damage to the paint than if you had never had one on! I only used mine twice on long distance trips, as I discovered it didn’t work right to me. No matter how hard it is strapped down at highway speeds air gets under it at the headlight holes and causes the edge alone the hood to flap up and down (which clearly isn’t helping to protect the paint!)
But I supposed for a non highway trip on a road with small rocks or large bugs it would be a big help!
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