The Flamboyant Style

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Between 1946 and 1950 Ghia and Stabilimenti Farina proposed a limited series of car bodies with a low and flowing line - designed by Capalbi - whose most striking feature were the covered wheel arches on the front and rear, a solution that required to widen the car to allow steering. These cars had opulent...

Bertone

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The beginning Bertone was founded in November 1912, when Giovanni Bertone, then aged 28, opened a workshop specialising in the construction and repair of horse-drawn carriages. He started out with three workers. At the beginning of the 20th century cars were a rarity in Turin. The traffic on the roads was nearly all carriages, and...
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Revelli di Beaumont

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Of ancient Piedmontese noble origins, he was born in Rome on June 25th 1907 from Abiel Bethel, a well-known weapons designer, and by Lucia Bonomi. He studied and graduated from the Military Academy of Nunziatella, in Naples, but at the same time he cultivated a passion for fine arts, supported by an aunt, a fashion...

Touring Superleggera

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The early years In early 1926, two lawyers from Milan – Felice Bianchi Anderloni and Gaetano Ponzoni – decided to leave behind the world of law and follow their passion for the automobile, purchasing a controlling interest in Milan-based coachbuilder Carrozzeria Falco from its founder, Vittorio Ascari, who would then leave the company two years...

Carrozzeria Monterosa

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The early years In 1946 Giorgio Sargiotto founded the Monterosa Bodyshop, together with Edgardo Barbero who assumed the role of CEO. From the inspection of the Turin Chamber of Commerce, it appears that the limited liability company Carrozzeria Monterosa was established on 11 January 1946 with headquarters in Turin in Sant'Agostino street, at number 12...

Ghia Supersonic

The story behind
20 Aug 2019
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Preface Ghia Supersonic was a small series of different chassis built by various manufacturers cars. The origin of the series was a bodywork for a racing car, designed as an individual and built by Giovanni Savonuzzi for Virgilio Conrero. After the car was destroyed in its first race, Ghia decided to use the design and...

Viotti

The story behind
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Viotti & Tolfo The history of Carrozzeria Viotti centers on its founder, Vittorino Viotti. He was born in 1901 and started to work at Casaro. Shortly after with his colleague and friend Torquato Tolfo, he founded their own body shop in 1921. Viotti & Tolfo opened in Via Ilarione Petitti 9, not far from the...