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)
Headquarters,
Key people
Carlo Castagna (Founder)
Servicescustom-built vehicles
Websitecastagnamilano.com

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).

Later the company worked with larger car manufacturers, including: Isotta Fraschini, Duesenberg, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Mercedes-Benz.[1]

The original company ceased in 1954.[2] The company name was revived twice in the 1990s.[3] The latest works of the company include the Mini (BMW).[1]

Lancia Astura front
Lancia Astura rear
Alfa 40-60 HP Aerodinamica

1913 ALFA 40/60 HP Aerodinamica

1939 Alfa Pomeo 6C Castagna Berlinetta - fvr

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C Castagna Berlinetta

Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Landaulet

1928 Castagna Imperial Landaulet (Isotta Frascini chassis)

Carrozzeria Castagna ARIA

Castagna Rossellini, based on Ferrari 550[4]

Carrozzeria Castagna Imperial Landaulet

Carrozzeria Castagna Imperial Landaulet (modern version)

References

  1. ^ a b "12.03.2006 Carrozzeria Castagna". italiaspeed.com. Retrieved 2007-12-04.
  2. ^ "Carrozzeria Castagna & C." coachbuild.com. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
  3. ^ "Carrozzeria Castagna S.r.l." globalautoindex.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-21. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  4. ^ "Rossellini". carrozzeriacastagna.com (in Italian). Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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