Vignale
1947 Cisitalia 202SC
Chassis number: 054 SC
Engine number: 075
1948 Packard Eight Concept
1948 Packard Vignale Victoria
1950 Abarth 205
Chassis number: 205-103
1950 Cisitalia 202GS
1951 Ferrari 212 Export
Chassis number: 0106 E
Engine number: 0106 E
1951 Ferrari 212 Export
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter
Chassis number: 0159E
Engine number: 0159E
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter
Chassis number: 0163E
1951 Ferrari 212 MM
Chassis number: 0070M
1951 Ferrari 340 America
Chassis number: 0140 A
Engine number: 0140 A
1952 Cisitalia 808XF Concept
1952 Cunningham C3
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter
Chassis number: 0289EU
Engine number: 0289
1952 Ferrari 225 Sport
Chassis number: 0216ED
1952 Ferrari 225 Sport
Chassis number: 0178ED
1952 Ferrari 250 S
Chassis number: 0156ET
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico
Chassis number: 0228AT
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico
Chassis number: 0222 AT
1952 Lancia Aurelia
Chassis number: 1072
1953 Cunningham C3
Chassis number: 5226
1953 Cunningham C3
Chassis number: 5441
1953 Ferrari 212 Inter
Chassis number: 0219EL
1953 Ferrari 250 Europa
Chassis number: 0295EU
1953 Ferrari 250 MM
Chassis number: 0326MM
1953 Ferrari 340 MM
Chassis number: 0324 AM
1953 Ferrari 375 America
Chassis number: 0301 AL
1953 Fiat 1100
1953 Fiat 8V
Chassis number: 106*000051*
Engine number: 104.000*000073
1954 Cunningham C-3
Chassis number: 5442
1954 Fiat 8V
Chassis number: 000066
1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Chassis number: LCLW14
Engine number: L13C
1954 Siata 208 SC
1957 Lancia Appia
1958 BMW 3200
Chassis number: 70 184
1959 Lancia Appia
1959 Lancia Appia
1959 Maserati 3500GT
1960 Lancia Appia
1960 Triumph Italia 2000
1960 Triumph Italia 2000
1961 Lancia Appia
1961 Maserati 3500 GT
Chassis number: 101.1317
1961 Maserati 3500 GT
Chassis number: AM101.1029
Engine number: AM101.1029
1961 Triumph Italia 2000
Chassis number: TSF523LC00
1962 Maserati 3500 GTi
Chassis number: AM101.1365
Engine number: AM101.1365
1963 Maserati 3500 GTi
Chassis number: AM1011457
1963 Maserati Sebring I
Chassis number: AM101.01563
Engine number: AM101.01563
1964 Maserati 3500 GTi
1965 Ferrari 330 GT Shooting Brake
Chassis number: 7963
Engine number: 9269
1965 Lancia Flavia 1800
1965 Maserati Sebring II
Chassis number: AM101*02045*
1965 Maserati Sebring II
1966 Lancia Flavia
1967 Lancia Flavia
1967 Maserati Sebring
Chassis number: 10535
1968 Fiat Vignale Gamine
1968 Maserati Mexico
Chassis number: AM112/1 216
Engine number: AM112/1 216
1969 Maserati Mexico
Carrozzeria, Italian meaning coachbuilder, is an individual or company that bodies carriages or automobiles. The name in German is Karosserie. These skills were needed during the early part of the 1900's to fabricate enclosures for rolling chassis. The materials used were mostly wooden or metal. As the evolution of automobile production evolved, manufacturers brought the design and development in-house, making individual coachbuilders a dying breed.

Unibody construction has mostly eliminated the need for coachbuilders. Many coachbuilders were purchased or merged by the automobile manufacturers. Others became highly specialized and worked on a contract basis, mostly for high priced, luxury automobiles.

Alfredo Vignale was born in 1913 in the country of Italy. During his teenage years he worked for Stabilimenti Farina, managed by Giovanni Farina, the older brother of the famous coachbuilder, Pinin Farina.

By 1946 he had established himself, built a reputation, and opened a shop in Grugliasco, at Via Cigliano, Turin. His first body creation was a 1948 Fiat 500, followed by a Fiat 1100. His work continued, creating bodies for prominent customers such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Cisitalia, Fiat, Maserati and Lancia.

His coach-work was mostly for low volume automobiles. By 1961 he had opened a factory in Crugliasco, Turin for the purpose of automobile production. Most were built atop of Fiat chassis. The vehicles produced include the Vignale 125/Samantha, Vignale 1500, and Vignale 850 - to name a few.

At the close of 1969, Alfredo Vignale sold his coachbuilding business to DeTomaso Automobili. By this point in history, Ford owned many businesses, such as Ghia and DeTomas. So essentially, Ford now owned the Vignale business. The factory was used to build the DeTomaso Pantera super car.

Three days after Alfredo Vignale sold his business, he was killed in an automobile accident while driving a Maserati.

Aston Martin is owned by Ford which now owns Ghia. In 1993, at the Geneva Auto Show, Aston Martin unveiled a concept car dubbed the Lagonda Vignale. The name Vignale was able to be used because of ownership. Since that time, the name 'Vignale' has appeared on a Ford concept car.

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