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    Geneva: Bertone Jet 2+2 is a family-style Aston Martin Rapide
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    Leave it to Bertone to take a stab at improving the look of the Aston Martin Rapide. The coachbuilder may have done just that with its Jet 2+2 shooting brake unveiled here at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Using the sexy Aston four-door as a basis, the coachbuilder worked the Aston's rear quarters ...

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    Official: Bentley 4¼-liter Embiricos special comes home
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    Contrary to appearances, all of the important classic cars in the world weren't on display at Pebble Beach this weekend. One of them, the 4¼-liter Bentley 'Embiricos' Special, has made a home at Bentley's Lineage Showroom inside its factory in Crewe. Commissioned by Greek gentleman racer ...

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    Gooding rolls out the coachbuilt classic Ferraris for Pebble Beach auction
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    Those with the cash are prone to buying Ferraris. Those with lots of cash buy custom coachbuilt Ferraris. It's a tradition that's been revived in recent years with such specials as the Superamerica 45, the P540 Superfast Aperta, the Zagato 575 GTZ and of course the P4/5 Pininfarina. But decades ...

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    Endora SC-1 brings Germany into the coachbuilt Corvette game
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    We've seen plenty of coachbuilt Chevrolet Corvettes – both old and new – coming out of Italy. Now ze Germans apparently want to get in on the action, and this is the design with which they aim to do it. Called SC-1, it's the product-in-the-making from Munich-based upstart Endora ...

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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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    One-off Million-Dollar "Black Ruby" Rolls-Royce coupe up for sale
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    DC Design "Black Ruby" Rolls-Royce coupe – Click above for image gallery
    Funny thing about one-off creations. Sometimes you look at them and wonder why they only made just the one, and sometimes you thank your lucky stars they're not roaming the streets in packs. Whatever side of the fence ...

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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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    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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    Aznom tunes the Fiat 500
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    Click the image above to see the hi-res gallery of the Fiat 500 by Aznom So far the aristocratic tuners at Castagna have given us MINI pickups, a psycho-retro rebodied Corvette Z06 codenamed Aznom, and, uh, this thing they call the Gran Tourer Sport. For their next trick, they tackle the Fiat ...

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    Shark Attack: Spada Codatronca details emerge
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    Did you think the Castagna Aznom was an odd little duckling? Then you've clearly forgotten about the Codatronca, the likewise Corvette-based Italian coachbuilt limited-edition supercar, initial details of which we brought you several months ago. SpadaConcept, the Italian design studio that cooked ...

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    RetroVette: Castagna Aznom unveiled
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    click above image for more pics of the Castagna Milano One of the most exciting recent developments in the industry, by this writer's account at least, is the re-emergence of the coachbuilding industry. Cars like the Fisker Latigo and Zagato Ferrari 575 GTZ have heralded a revival of the ...

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    Fisker working on a sedan?
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    Fisker makes some of the most desirable custom cars on the market, reviving the age-old practice of coachbuilding new bodies on existing cars. Recently we reported that Fisker, whose namesake chief was responsible for some beautiful Aston Martins, is considering building their own unique vehicle ...

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    Bruce Wayne or Batman? DC Design Rolls-Royce coupe
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    Ever wonder what would happen if you crossed a Nissan 350Z with a Rolls-Royce? Yeah, us neither. But Indian styling house DC Design, the same people who brought us the Cayenne coupe, seem to have a knack for crafting the answers to questions no one was asking – with considerable skill, mind ...

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    Coachbuilt BMW 6-Series by...Volga?
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    Volga is known mostly for small Soviet-era sedans used by the KGB and as limos for the communist party central committee members – a little less so for customized German luxury cars. But in a revolution against Western propaganda, the Russian automaker has unveiled its second coachbuilt ...

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    Vandenbrink GTO may see production
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    Many dedicated Ferrari fans have been less than satisfied with the designs rolling out of Maranello. (Taking the 612 Scaglietti as an example, we couldn't blame them, especially when compared to the sumptuous GTs of the past.) Some complain from the sidelines, while others refuse: One customer had ...

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    Zagato's Ferrari 575 GTZ unveiled
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    Zagato has released a full photo set of its newest car, the Ferrari 575 GTZ, which has just been unveiled at the Villa D'Este Concours D'Elegance. Commissioned by Yoshiyuki Hayashi, a well-known Japanese car collector, the 575 GTZ was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Zagato's Ferrari ...

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