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

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