Missing prestige

Initially the entrepreneur wanted his creation to be produced entirely in French territory, but during its development he had to rely on components and professionals from other countries. Create a prestige car than can compete with the most famous marques of the time, giving back a prominent place in the exclusive market in your own … More Missing prestige

The ghost car

In March 1947, in the capital city, the company presented to the press a nice convertible two-seater micro-car, the Volpe, characterised by attractive rounded lines, two and a half metres in length, just over a metre wide and weighing only 135 kg: its appearance was more akin to a toy than a transport vehicle. We’ve … More The ghost car

Preston’s dream

The story of Preston Thomas Tucker (1903 – 1956) is rich of passion and enthusiasm: a visionary man who, driven by great determination, created a car capable of immediately making all other four-wheeled vehicles in production at that time obsolescent and who also had the courage to criticize the most important American car manufacturers by … More Preston’s dream

Fall into oblivion

The BBC adventure started with these prerequisites thanks to Beretta, famous for their weapons, engineer Giuseppe Benelli, joint owner with his brother of the eponymous motorcycle company and Luigi Castelbarco, a financier also involved in motor sport activities. In post-war Italy many industrial companies tried to branch out into areas different from their usual production, … More Fall into oblivion

Speak to me Maestro!

The style of the car, from the pen of Ian Beech under the supervision of David Bache, was very simple, characterised by large glass surfaces and, at first glance, it was almost dated already at the time of its launch. Despite this, the Maestro also introduced interesting elements for its time, such as body-coloured bumpers. … More Speak to me Maestro!

Bem PenSado

This small city car can be considered Made in Portgual, since a good part of its components were manufactured on home territory. When you think of Portugal, the car world does not immediately spring to mind. But some time ago, thanks to my friend Jorge, I discovered that Portugal also had a four-wheeled history: the … More Bem PenSado

Revenge with Flavia

The car’s body was originally designed by Caproni technicians, but the definitive car was designed by Nuccio Bertone’s Carrozzeria. On the Italian automotive scene there have been marques which existed for only a short period of time and of which little is known any more: CEMSA-Caproni is one of them. Caproni was an active company … More Revenge with Flavia

The Swiss range

The bodywork, designed by Fissore and  produced in Italy, was elegant and square-shaped with a large glass area and was clearly closely related to the off-road vehicle made in the USA. The history of the Monteverdi brand is inexorably linked to the talent and passion of Peter Monteverdi (Jun 7, 1934 – July 4, 1998) … More The Swiss range