Little blue special: 1955 Fiat 600 Rendez Vous by Vignale

And here, every now and then, another one of these small, elegant coupés comes out, built on a humble but solid base and dressed by a top-tier coachbuilder. The carmaker in question is (or rather, it was) Alfredo Vignale whose career was very eclectic: he built cars for rich industrialists and movie stars but he… Read More Little blue special: 1955 Fiat 600 Rendez Vous by Vignale

Stranger thing: 1958 Karmann Ghia – Porsche “Custom”

This strange coupé was built, as you can easily imagine, by one person, not in Stuttgart but in a neighboring city, Kaiserslautern. It’s a mix between Porsche, Karmann Ghia and the fantasy of the German craftsman who decided 60 years ago to build his “dream car” based on what evidently inspired him. The body is… Read More Stranger thing: 1958 Karmann Ghia – Porsche “Custom”

Find another one: 1950 Fiat 1500 6C Trasformabile by Balbo

Balbo was one of those coachbuilders who operated in the shadow of famous brands like Pininfarina, Farina or Vignale, however he built beautiful cars, especially before the WWII. Indeed Balbo shut his doors in 1954 but he still had time to build beautiful post war cars like this “Trasformabile” built on the six-cylinder Fiat 1500… Read More Find another one: 1950 Fiat 1500 6C Trasformabile by Balbo

A special one: 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS by Ghia-Aigle

Ghia-Aigle was a subsidiary of the well known Ghia of Turin, Italy, which opened in Aigle (Switzerland) another shop in 1948. This became indipendent from Ghia in 1953 and then started to build car bodies under its own name. Many of such bodies were built over Alfa Romeo chassis for their wealthy customers, and basically… Read More A special one: 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS by Ghia-Aigle