Carrozzeria Castagna

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

Carrozzeria Castagna S.r.l.
Società a responsabilità limitata
IndustryAutomotive
FoundedMilan, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia (1849)
FounderCarlo Castagna
Headquarters,
Key people
Uberto Petra (co-owner) Gioacchino Acampora (chief designer & co-owner)[1]
Servicescustom-built vehicles
Websitecastagnamilano.com

HistoryEdit

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]


RevivalEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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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