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Viotti

Viotti

Carrozzeria Viotti, founded in Turin, Italy, in the early 1920s by Vittorio Viotti, built bodies for Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Famed designers, such as Pietro Frua and Mario Revelli di Beaumont, worked for Viotti, producing many uniquely beautiful custom creations.

Innovative, stylish and technologically-advanced are three words that help capture the spirit of Carrozzeria Viotti during its active period. It was the result of the dreams and the aspirations of Vittorino Viotti, a young and enthusiastic entrepreneur, who quickly established himself among the most renowned coachbuilders of the pre-Second World War years.

Founded in Turin in 1921, Carrozzeria Viotti was mostly known for dressing Fiat chassis before and after WWII. But as every high-class coachbuilder of the era, customer individualism was top priority: Alfa Romeo and Lancia-based creations were made to a wide range of specifications, from saloons to racing roadsters.

What really set the company apart from other coachbuilders were the elegant, creative and advanced designs. One such design is the Cabriolet Quattro Trasformazioni, a revolutionary design that allowed a single car to be transformed from a standard saloon to a coupé de ville, landaulet or open torpedo bodywork.

Another feature typical of Viotti was the use of innovative materials, such as Clairalpax, a hybrid alloy and wood construction, allowing Viotti cars to be lighter (and therefore better-performing) than factory-bodied models.

Viotti was also a pioneer of outsourcing work to its suppliers. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, building expensive one-offs in small quantities was not going to keep the firm afloat. Its solution was to begin more standardized, quality-oriented, series production with external strategic partners—just like what you see today across many industries.

Efficient production alone doesn’t count for emotions and beautiful design. After all, Vittorino Viotti was Italian!

Teaming up with freelance designer Count Mario Revelli di Beaumont, the coachbuilder was able to blend unmatched classic styling with then-new streamlined design. By doing so, the company was able to build cars that were both more aerodynamically efficient and a successful series of production examples. Now, Revelli’s designs are celebrated in modern Concours d’Elegance thanks to their unique designs.

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Noticeable designs:

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Coupe 1932
Alfa Romeo 1500
Alfa Romeo 1900 1952 wooden estate body 
Alfa Romeo 2500 Giardinetta 1952
Bristol 407
Fiat 508 Balilla
Fiat 525
Fiat 600 Coupé
Fiat 600 Giardinetta by Frua 1959
Fiat 1100 Giardinetta
Fiat 1400 Coupe by Boano 1955
Fiat 2100 Coupe
Fiat Viotti Sport 1958
Lancia Aprilia Sport Pagani 1938
Lancia Aurelia B53 Giardinetta 1952
Lancia Dilambda
Willys AW380 Berlinetta

Viotti Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Viotti Coupe 1932

Viotti Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Viotti Coupe 1932

  • Designer: Vittorini Viotti
  • Coachbuilder: Viotti
  • Base car: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
  • Nr produced: 1

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