At long last, the final Astra F variant: the cabrio.
Bertone designed this and sold it for four years, from 1994. Bertone went on to do the Astra G coupe. As I expected, the version I snapped was aubergine. If they came in other colours, I haven’t seen one.
Here is the Bertone badge:
At the time this kind of thing could be taken for granted. Pininfarina would be doing something else, a coupe, perhaps. These days the carrozzeria’s ambitions and abilities are limited to styling if they exist at all. Bertone went bankrupt in 2014: the brand name still exists while the industrial infrastructure and continuity of expertise is now dispersed.