Carrozzeria Boneschi was established in Milano by Giovanni Boneschi in 1919. Since that day in, Carrozzeria Boneschi has remained an outstanding exponent of the Italian Style on the international coachbuilding scene. This is the story of an industrial enterprise blessed by major successes, from the close and lengthy association with Lancia to the work produced for Citroën taliana and production in the dark days of the war in which the factory was destroyed and rebuilt after in 1946. This success story continued after the war with the manufacture of special vehicles (medical and military), followed by the end of cooperation with important manufacturers. Even greater fame resulted from the work done in the commercial and publicity vehicle sector. In the 80’s Carrozzeria Boneschi was acquired by Savio. During its long history, Boneschi used different badges. We were curious about it and put them all together. Let us know which one is your favourite in the comment section.
With the new Tender2, Carrozzeria Castagna inaugurates a series of one-offs derived from the electric Fiat 500, after several creations based on the combustion-engined model, also under the Abarth brand. The atelier, which has acquired no fewer than 32 3D printers for the carbon customisation of its new models, has created this example for the Hotel Mandarin Oriental in Blevio, whose guests can now rent this little beach car with a canopy to enjoy the view of Lake Como.
Built in eight months on the basis of the “La Prima” launch edition, the Tender 2 sports a tone-on-tone mustard yellow bodywork, combined with a Sapelli mahogany wood kit with eight-layer workmanship inspired by the most classic Riva motorboats, to give this material a characteristic shiny, almost glassy effect. Even the chrome-plated ‘comet’, which is placed on the lower part of the side, is inspired by nautical elements, such as the side air exhausts of the Riva boats themselves.
Inside are two BMW-derived power seats, customised with brown eco-leather upholstery in different tones, which also characterises the lower part of the dashboard, the armrest and other elements of the passenger compartment. The backrests of these seats are made of yellow-grey-brown nautical fabric with a houndstooth motif, which is also echoed in the large, horizontally developed element of the dashboard. There is also a soft carpet covering at the occupants’ feet.
The rear of the car is where the nautical inspiration is most evident, thanks to an extensive use of mahogany and the presence of the side lockers, with relative hatches. On the entrance threshold the presence of a steel door sill is evident, whose chrome finish is recalled by the cap at the bottom of the floor: by lifting it, it is possible to take advantage of the supplied shower. Here again there is no absence of wicker, a classic in Castagna customisation.