The Bertone Ramarro (the Italian name for a striking green lizard) was based on the Chevrolet Corvette C4 (the fourth-generation Corvette). Given Nuccio Bertone’s sense for perfect timing, the concept was unveiled for the first time at the 1984 Los Angeles Motor Show, shortly before the start of the Summer Olympic Games.
The Siata 1100 GT shares its bodywork with the Fiat 1100 Charmant, both made by Vignale. Designed by Michelotti, this little yellow gem is part of the Milano Classiche collection in the province of Varese, near Milan.
Aldo Pisano, president of the 8Volanti Tazio Nuvolari Club of Mantua, is the owner of this lovely “fuoriserie” Fiat 508 Balilla bodied by Viotti. This model has the special feature of “closet” opening doors.
1970s car were always an inspiration for videogame cars, in particular this wedge design concept car Autobianchi Runabout built by Bertone for the 1969 Turin Motor Show. Designed by Marcello Gandini, the Runabout looks like it came out of the videogame Cyberpunk 2077. Fasten your seatbell, this is the history of this strange concept car which looks like a speedboat with an exclusive message from his designer Marcello Gandini.
This 1950 Lancia Aurelia B50 Coupé is one of the 3 ‘fuoriserie’which Lancia included in its official price lists. Built in only 5 specimens, it is kept by the collector Paolo Milini in “The Box”, a set of structures that also includes a restaurant called Olio.
We interviewed Pietro Camardella, former Pininfarina designer and father of one of the most elegant Ferraris of the 90s: the Ferrari 456GT. Its genesis is characterized by a series of anecdotes that will be revealed by the designer from Salerno exclusively in this episode of our Gentleman-Garage series.
The collector Paolo Milini tells us the story of this Lancia Aurelia B52 Vignale designed by Giovanni Michelotti. A “fuoriserie” built in two specimens that was the protagonist of the film “La Provinciale” with the well-known Italian diva Gina Lollobrigida.
The well-known collector Emilio Lacchio presents us this one-off Lancia Aprilia Cabriolet with Bertone bodywork designed by Mario Revelli di Beaumont. After a careful restoration, a particular paintjob emerged which is connected to the Novara sports team.
The New Stratos is a sporty and exclusive car. The first speciment was developed and built for the German businessman Michael Stoschek who commissioned it to Pininfarina which design and build a modern reinterpretation of his favorite car, the legendary Lancia Stratos. Manifattura Automobili Torino took the challenge to built it into a limited series of 25 speciments. Riccardo Garella explains why the New Stratos is so special.
Silvia Nicolis presents us with this Lancia Artena Coupé Deville bodied by Cesare Sala of Milan. Let’s discover together this model kept at the Nicolis Museum which still has the original plates and booklet.
The Jaguar B99 is a proposal for a baby Jaguar developed by Bertone under the direction of Michael Robinson. The project, despite positive response, was canceled amid a thousand controversies and contrasts between Bertone itself and the Jaguar design center. Designer Michael Robinson tells us the story of this concept that could have meant a return to the origins of the well-known English brand.
Manifattura Automobili Torino, a company born in 2014, has accepted the challenge launched by the Japanese company Aspark to create an electric hyper car with the fastest acceleration in the world.
The final result, a concentrate of technology, is presented to us by Riccardo Garella, sales & marketing manager of M.A.T.