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    Official: Studiotorino shows new Cayman-based Moncenisio sports car
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    While the recent bankruptcy of Bertone shows that it has become very difficult to be a coachbuilder today, it seems there is still a business case in creating unique bodies for premium vehicles. Case in point, Studiotorino a small, Italian coachbuilder that has been creating limited-edition cars ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce considering carbon coachbuilding?
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    There's any number of applications in which you might expect to find carbon fiber on an automobile, but a Rolls-Royce is not one of them. That could change in the near future, however, as the super-luxe auto marque is reportedly looking into using the lightweight material on a range of special ...

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    Official: Camal Studio pays tribute to the Maserati GranTurismo
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    Although the Maserati GranTurismo may have looked pretty hot when it hit the scene in 2007, eight years on, it's starting to show its age. Maserati is focusing its attention on the new Quattroporte, Ghibli and upcoming Levante utility vehicle, but Camal Studio is evidently keen to pick up what ...

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    Confirmed: Legendary designer Sergio Pininfarina passes away
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    The world of automotive design has lost another great. Sergio Pininfarina – the honorary chairman of the Pininfarina Group that bears his family name – passed away last night at age 85. Sergio took control of Pininfarina as chairman back in 1966 after his father, Gian Battista ...

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    Galatea thinks Hyundai Tiburon is perfect platform for coachbuilt styling
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    Galatea Revision – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Examples of high-end coachwork usually draw long, wistful stares and high levels of admiration, with skilled craftsmen taking something beautiful and creating something stunning. An Aston Martin DB4 is a wonderful machine, but a 1960 ...

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    Karmann Go: Legendary coachbuilder shuts down as last car comes off the line
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    Karmann throughout the years - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Troubled coachbuilder and specialty car manufacturer Karmann has gone dark. The firm's final vehicle – a Mercedes-Benz CLK came off the lines on Monday as the legendary company has been shuttered because of ...

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    Rolls-Royce to build special edition Minis?
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    Gearing up for production of the Silver Ghost, Rolls-Royce recently put out the call for craftspeople good with wood, leather, and paint. If a new MotoringFile report is true, if any of you get the job, you might be making wood veneers not just for the new plutocratic sedan, but for a few special ...

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    Pininfarina to cease contract manufacturing, transfer ownership to banks
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    Click above to view the Pininfarina Sintesi in our high-resolution image gallery
    It's been a rough few years for Italy's coachbuilders, and times aren't getting any easier. Bertone almost went under before a rescue plan was approved by the courts at the eleventh hour, and now Pininfarina is poised ...

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    Paris 2008: Citroen 2CV by Hermes
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the Citroen 2CV by Hermes
    There are a lot of big birthdays in the car industry this year, and the Citroen 2CV joins GM and Land Rover in the candle-blowing crowd. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the deux-say-vay, Hermes created a special version ...

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    Cadillac CTS convertible: American coachbuilding at its finest
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    While Cadillac busies itself with a 2-door version of the new CTS sedan, the folks over at Coach Builders, Ltd have been busy taking their tops off. The boulevardier CTS gets an insulated, hydraulically-powered roof fitted with a heated glass rear window and cloth headliner. The top also comes in ...

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    Bespoke roadster uses WWII German fighter power
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    Pur Sang, an Argentine coachbuilder, is normally in the business of making Bugatti T35 replicas. It also makes custom vehicles for those who can afford them, and for one German customer it has made the burgundy roadster you see above. Not much is known about it (or the client), except that the ...

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    What does Henrik Fisker roll on?
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    Too many trips to SEMA have left us immune to the shiny detritus that populates the pages of some of our favorite mags, but when Henrik Fisker, the man who penned the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin DB9, gets into the wheel business, we take notice.Beyond his newest coachbuilding projects, Fisker has ...

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    The car as art: Leepu Awila's RMX-1
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    Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. One man's artistic expression in vehicular form may make another man vomit uncontrollably. While this particular vehicle probably falls on the latter end of the spectrum for most, we felt like we had to share. Perhaps it will inspire other designers to ...

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