Where are the coach builders now?

The Rolls-Royce Sweeptail is the first in-house coach-built car by the company.

A brief look at the life, death and rebirth of coachbuilding As with the watch industry, the art of coachbuilding has had its ‘quartz crisis’ moment. Bespoke, luxury and labour-intensive bodywork were phased out for similar reasons. However, there is hope yet for the coachbuilders evolve in the new era of automobiles. Where it all…

The reign of the “Killer B’s”

Ah the good old days… When rally cars were actual cars modified to compete in different championships rather than being manufacturer prototypes developed as a technological window for the world to witness. I am not saying that current rally cars are not impressive or interesting, but they surely lost the appeal that made them so…

From coachbuilding to everything…

For any automotive enthusiast, the name Pininfarina is no stranger and generally correlates with quality work. He can be considered the godfather of car design because of the brand’s massive worldwide presence and that the name even rings a bell to non-car people. Battista “Pinin” Farina started working in his brother’s body shop since the…

How Italians move dirt

  Known for being the most successful rally car ever, the Lancia Delta Integrale still remains one of the most exciting hatchbacks ever created. Its compact and boxy look was designed by Guigiaro, the creator of the Golf Mk.I, Lotus Esprit, and BMW M1 among many more. It offers a contained weight of around 1,200kg,…