When the Carrozzerias Were Kings

For much of the 20th century, Italy’s independent coachbuilders set the design trends that the world’s automakers followed. Filippo Sapino, former design chief of Ghia, once compared the creations of his firm and Italy’s other coachbuilders, or carrozzerias, to Italian cuisine. “With a few simple ingredients,” he told me, “we can make something extraordinary.” The […]