After the media rounds, this first Bertone sold to a lady named Yvonne Cooper from Newtown (NSW) now with plates (BERT1). As it was parked on the streets, it was broken in to twice. The radio was stolen as well as the Bertone badges. It suffered from minor hits and dings during this time. Under warranty one rim was replaced, as the clear coat was coming off. The carpet also needed replacing as there was wear around the driver's foot area.
Two other Bertone's were used by the press. The unknown Bertone featured above with registration OUS171 in The AGE newspaper above was published on the March 28th 1989.
Also making an appearance in November 1989 edition of Unique Car Magazine was this red Bertone with number plates BBG215.
SUTI Bertone with Carolyn Reid in 90’s
April 1990 LNC Industries sold the remaining stock of 22 Bertone's to Marc Berard.
Australia went into recession in the September quarter of 1990. This stalled sales and the remaining Bertone’s and were sold from as low as $22,000 to clear the stock that was now getting old.
August 10th 1991, The SUTI Bertone was bought by Carolyn Reid and has been with her ever since. The number pates were change to CAR19X until the cars relocation to Queensland.