Erich Bitter is a German car builder. As a youngster he was totally enamoured with Italian designed cars but could not abide the fact they technically did not match the reliability of their German counterparts. He therefore decided to start building cars. He did not hide the fact he took his design inspiration from the Italians. His Bitter SC was fondly named the German 400i, as the Ferrari 400i clearly stood as template.
Costing 128,000 Dutch guilders at the time, they were not exactly cheap. For comparison for instance you could walk away with the keys to a new Ferrari 308 for the same price. Our Bitter SC saw the light of day first in 1981. In 2006 it arrived in the Netherlands. The car has already been restored, the paintwork resprayed in its original Salchi Rosso Rubino. The burgundy red exterior is complimented by the beige leather upholstery on the inside. Salt who were responsible for supplying the leather, also supplied hides for Maserati. Inside the trim is still largely original and has been maintained to a very high standard. The German Ronal manufacturerwas the natural choice when it came to selecting the rims. The good looking bodywork has fine and correctly aligned panelwork. This car is number 23 out of only 488 built, making it quite rightly a very exclusive car.
Opel were used as engine suppliers. This Bitter has a straight-six 3.0 attached to an automatic transmission. Engine and transmission form a perfect partnership and really suit the Bitter’s GT credentials. This car is still a speedy companion on your travels.
All work done can be seen in accompanying photographs and invoices. The big advantage of owning a Bitter lays in the fact of driving a very exclusive car with indestructible as well as affordable mechanics at its heart compared to its competitors. It appearance is no less than that of a Ferrari or a Maserati. In other words this is a very rare and exclusive German GT in quite an attractive livery.
Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom