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Drogo Ferrari Thomassima II

This is one of the three famous Thomassima automobiles built and designed by Tom Meade in the sixties, the American designer known for going to Modena to pursue his dreams of coach built automobiles. Only Thomassima II and III are known to exist. Thomassima I was destroyed in a flood and Thomassima III is on loan at the factory Ferrari Museum in Modena. This is a one of one custom Italian built car that is part of Ferrari's history. It is included in the Ferrari "bible" by Merritt and Fitzgerald, what many believe to be the history of record for all early Ferrari's. The body and design of the car was built by Piere Drogo of Drogo Carrozeria Sports Cars, the famous body builder of many of the famous Ferrari and Alfa Romeo race cars. The engine used was a Ferrari 250 inside plug V12, a very rare engine in itself. The chassis is a modified Cooper Climax F1 chassis from 1957. It was just recently unveiled at the 2015 Concorso Italiano and featured on the cover after a 7 year restoration.

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Volkswagen buys Italdesign Giugiaro
Volkswagen takes over Italdesign Giugiaro

Another designhouse loses its independency. Today, the Volkswagen Group and Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A have announced that the Volkswagen Group will take a 90.1 percent stake in Italdesign Giugiaro.
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Gallery update: Ze Frensj
Brandone Talbot-Lago T120 Roadster

Bonjour! This gallery update concerns the French coachbuilders Brandone, Gangloff and Figoni & Falaschi.
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Gallery update: some Bentleys
Bentley

After the Rolls-Royce update, this next gallery update logically concerns the latest Bentley additions.
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Gallery update: the Rolls-Royces
H.J. Mulliner Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost "London to Edinburgh" Tourer

Coachbuilt Rolls-Royces... There are just too many! Here is an overview of the recently added and/or updated Rolls-Royce galleries.
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Wallpapers: Saoutchik Delahaye 175S Roadster
Saoutchik Delahaye 175S Roadster 1949

A new auction is announced , meaning lots of professional high quality photo shoots become available. We now have a wonderful set of images of this famous one-off Delahaye 175S Roadster by Saoutchik to grace your desktop.
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Gallery update: Italian Jobs
Drogo Ferrari Dino 206 SP #026

The Coachbuilders Gallery receives new picture collections almost every day. Here is a selection of newly added or updated Italian car galleries.
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Gallery update: some US cars
Murphy Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan

We've been busy adding multiple cars to the gallery. Here's an overview of some American Iron picture collections that have been updated or added.
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Ever seen a Quadruple Phaeton?
Smith & Waddington White Charabanc

We all know what a Dual Cowl Phaeton or Double Phaeton configuration looks like, right? Now, have you ever seen such a thing as a Quadruple Phaeton? No? Check this then!
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Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa @ Villa d'Este
Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa

As announced, the one-off Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa by Zagato is presented during last weekend's Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance.
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Alfa Romeo TZ3: the return of the "Tubolare Zagato" [update: wallpapers added]
Zagato Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa

Alfa Romeo is celebrating its centenary this year and already unveiled the Bertone Pandion and Pininfarina 2uettottanta. A third concept was expected but didn't show up in Geneva. Villa d'Este is the place where Zagato will introduce the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa Concept.
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Zagato's Ferrari 550 GTZ Barchetta spotted
Zagato Ferrari 550 GTZ Barchetta

Zagato's 550 Barchetta is surrounded by much secrecy. She was not officially introduced to the media and the owner took delivery of the car in silence. Luckily she has not been tucked away in some underground garage! Ferrarichat.com member Ashwin Gupta took some shots of her during a "Cars & Coffee" in Scottsdale, Arizona, and uploaded the images to his Flickr account.
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Gallery Addition: Thrupp & Maberly Ltd.
Thrupp & Maberly Ltd.

Another British coachbuilder has just been added to our Coachbuilders Gallery: the famous Thrupp & Maberly company. Go check it out!
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UCVs: Unidentified Coachbuilt Vehicles
Unidentified Coachbuilt Vehicles

In our forum we have this Mystery Car thread. There you can post any unknown car or known cars bodied by unknown coachbuilders and wait for the members to come up with an answer or perform a collective research.
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Gallery addition: Zagato Lancia Flaminia
Zagato Lancia Flaminia 2500 3C Sport

The highly desirable Lancia Flamini two-seater Coupe by Zagato has now been added to the gallery!
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Wallpapers: Ghia Chrysler "Thomas Special" Coupe
Ghia Chrysler Thomas Special

In the fifties, Chrysler had hired Virgil M. Exner Sr. to design several "Idea Cars" and they contracted Ghia to build them. One of these Exner Dreams, the "Thomas Special ", has just been added to the Coachbuilders Gallery.
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Gallery addition: One Hot Brewster body
Brewster Rolls-Royce Phantom II Special Town Car

Like many a lady's formal evening dress, Town Car bodies were generally not designed to be overly sexy. However, some classy women knew just what to do to stand out from the other ladies at the dinner table: a slightly tighter cut, some lowered parts and gold juwelry to draw attention to just the right areas. And so did Brewster & Co., when they created this Rolls-Royce's Formal Town Car body for a very fortunate lady, who received this car as a wedding gift by her future husband to drive to formal events.
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Vesters & Neirinck Bentley 4 1/4L Dual Cowl Phaeton
Vesters & Neirinck Bentley 4 1/4 Ltr. Dual Cowl Phaeton #LS B 23

Don't you just love Dual Cowl Phaetons?! I know I do... Especially this Bentley...
But what's her story?
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Gallery addition: Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 by Castagna, Zagato, Touring & James Young
Castagna Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS

This lovely Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS with convertible body by Castagna has just been added to the gallery. To illustrate the other possibilities on the same chassis, we've also updated the gallery of Zagato's 6C 1750 versions and we'd like to show you the James Young and Touring versions as well.
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Gallery addition: Vignale Matra M 530 [UPDATED]
Vignale Matra M 530

We've added this nice Matra M 530 by Vignale to the Coachbuilders Gallery. Being of 1968 vintage it is not a very old car, but still this sleek French-Italian two-seater is quite a mystery to us. We hope you can enlighten us.
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