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Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina 1000

Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina 1000

The story of the missing link in the Pininfarina Aerodynamica story – a stylish Mini-based concept that could have made a great supermini for the 1970s…

Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina 1100

Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina 1100

What might have been What makes this Pininfarina Aerodynamica (and its 1800 brother) studies so interesting is that it wasn’t commissioned by the British company. It’s that they both caused huge interest at the time they were revealed in 1967 and ’68. The five-door hatchbacks pre-dated the stampede towards two-box designs these designs in the 1970s. […]

Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina 1800

Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina 1800

The 1967 Pininfarina Aerodynamica Berlina 1800 concept car was hugely influential. One only needs to look at the Rover SD1 to see just how much…

News : Sergio Pininfarina (1926-2012)

News : Sergio Pininfarina (1926-2012)

Sergio Pininfarina, president of Pininfarina from 1966 has died at his home in Turin. He was the son of Pininfarina company founder Battista Farina, he was serving as honorary chairman of the the company at the time of his death. Although much of the design company’s greatest work with BMC was with his father, Battista […]

Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina Jaguar proposals

Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina Jaguar proposals

Coventry, Italian style: Throughout the 1970s, Pininfarina maintained its long-held links with the British motor industry by working with Jaguar to attempt to create the new design language that the company appeared to be looking since even before the arrival of the XJ-S. Various XJ40 proposals were experimented with, but it was the arrival of […]

News : One-off Bertone Jaguar on offer

News : One-off Bertone Jaguar on offer

Keith Adams One-off Jaguars that come up for sale tend to command spectacular prices when they come up for sale – but they can also prove to be rather controversial, given the beauty of the cars they’re based upon. This Bertone FT is a good case in point – it’s based on the S-type 3.8, […]

Carrozzeria designs : Zagato

Carrozzeria designs : Zagato

Zagato Better known for their work for marques such as Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin and Bristol, Zagato only ever produced a handful of prototypes based on BMC/BLMC models. In 1948, some five years prior to the Austin-Morris merger, they presented the Y-Type saloon-based MG 1500 Panoramica coupé. This was the only MG-based car in […]

Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina – other

Carrozzeria designs : Pininfarina – other

Pininfarina A common theme running through the reasons why various Pininfarina proposals were not adopted by BLMC was the thorny issue of production costs. Whatever the other merits of their often forward-thinking proposals, the final decision was usually governed by simple economics. Even designs which were finally adopted, such as that for project ADO16, had […]

Carrozzeria designs : Michelotti

Carrozzeria designs : Michelotti

Michelotti Michelotti’s long standing association with Triumph started in 1956 when, during the development of their new small car (at the time, known as Zobo), they were approached by a jobbing Italian stylist, who offered to produce a body style for this car for the sum of £3000. Rather bemused, Harry Webster accepted, and three […]

Carrozzeria designs : Italsuisse

Carrozzeria designs : Italsuisse

Italsuisse Unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Motorshow, the Italsuisse Jaguar E-Type was aimed at the customer who wanted an E-Type, but craved more exclusivity. The results were a mixed success… Picture supplied by Graham Arnold