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Coggiola

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Est. 1966

Carrozzeria Coggiola is an automotive and aeronautical bodywork based in Turin, active since 1966. It was in that year that this coachbuilder was founded by Sergio Coggiola, a character whose talent for automotive industrial design matured after 14 years in the service of Ghia as a draftsman and as head of the technical office. In 1969 the Coggiola coachbuilder started a collaboration with the Swedish Saab, a long collaboration that would have produced very interesting results, both as regards the series production (Saab Sonett III and Saab 9000), and as regards some prototypes (for example the Saab 98 Combi Coupé). In the seventies, in addition to continuing the collaboration with Saab, Coggiola also took care of other works, especially in the field of prototypes. Thus prototypes were born based on the Lancia Fulvia, Volvo P1800 and Pontiac Grand Prix.The following years were also full of activities for the Coggiola bodywork, which made other prototypes such as the Citroën Visa convertible and several Audi-based prototypes. The Renault prototype named Mégane is dated 1988, which a few years later will give its name to one of the best sellers of the French company. The same applies to the Scénic prototype two years later. One of the peculiarities of the Coggiola bodywork was in studying the bodywork as a function of parameters relating to safety and torsional rigidity. The nineties saw the birth of prototypes of various brands (Fiat, Lancia, Opel, etc.). There have also been experiments on Mercedes-Benz bases. The modular VRC prototype was famous, practically a car with a removable and replaceable roof with another of a different shape to vary the type of bodywork while maintaining the same car. In the same decade there were also prototypes of more "noble" brands, such as Bentley and Aston Martin.The 2000s were also very prolific: the T-Rex prototype was significant, a very large SUV, as well as the Toyota 735N prototype, a sort of minivan with a highly profiled pavilion.Coggiola's activity is not only dedicated to the automotive world, but also to the aeronautical one, especially in the field of helicopters.

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