Carrozzeria Castagna is an Italian coachbuilding company based in Milan, Italy

History

The company history began in 1849 when Carlo Castagna bought the Ferrari coachbuilding business. Carrozzeria Castagna built the first coach automobile with a combustion engine (Benz quadricycle).[citation needed]

Later the company worked with larger car manufacturers, including: Isotta Fraschini, Duesenberg, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Mercedes-Benz.[2] The original company ceased in 1954.[3]


Revival

The company name was revived twice in the 1990s.[4] In 1994, the Carrozzeria Castagna name was bought by a businessman Uberto Petra and Gioacchino Acampora, the latter an Italian automotive designer who created all of the recent projects of Castagna Milano, starting from the re-body of an Alfa Romeo SZ as an Alfa Romeo Vittoria Castagna.[1][5] The latest works of the company include a series of customised runabout and wood-panelled cars based on Fiat 500 and Mini.[2][6]

2003 Castagna Rossellini
2006 Castagna Imperial Landaulet

List of cars designed by Gioacchino Acampora at Castagna Milano:[1][7]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Gioacchino Acampora". automotivedesignconference.com. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "12.03.2006 Carrozzeria Castagna". italiaspeed.com. Retrieved 2007-12-04.
  3. ^ "Carrozzeria Castagna & C." coachbuild.com. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
  4. ^ "Carrozzeria Castagna S.r.l." globalautoindex.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-21. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  5. ^ a b "Castagna Vittoria". italiaspeed.com. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Gioacchino Acampora – La mia bottega digitale". cristinagabetti.com (in Italian). Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Castagna". carstyling.ru. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  8. ^ "1995 Maserati Auge (Castagna)". carstyling.ru. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Rossellini". carrozzeriacastagna.com (in Italian). Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Castagna Tender Two: Fiat 500 beach buggy EV". motorauthority.com. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Castagna Milano unveils a true Fiat 500 convertible". motor1.com. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Castagna Tiberio is a mad Fiat 500L-based open top taxi". autoexpress.co.uk. Retrieved 11 January 2020.

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