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…

A step in the Ferrari boys club

I personally think the Ferrari 456 is one of the greatest grand tourers currently available under £50K. Some might argue that it is ugly (too much of a Peugeot 406 coupe look-alike), heavy and have maintenance costs that you would need to get a loan for… However, with prices currently at the bottom of the…

A mini Ferrari Spider? Sort of…

If you are in the market for a classic 2+2 convertible with a timeless Pininfarina design, and a punchy little engine then look no further, the Fiat 124 Sport Spider is the perfect match for you. It debuted in 1966 and was based on the Fiat 124 Coupe and Sedan shortened platform as well as…

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…