Giovanni Michelotti (6 October 1921 – 23 January 1980 ) was one of the most prolific designers of sports cars in the 20th century. His notable contributions were for Ferrari, Lancia, Maserati and Triumph marques.
- Already in Adolescence, Giovanni Michelotti Decided on His Profession
- After First Success, Giovanni Michelotti Started Working For Himself
- Most of His Projects Hide Under The Names of Popular Brands
- The Famous People Who Drove Giovanni Michelotti's Designs
Michelotti always knew exactly who he wanted to become. The thing is that he is a native of Turin. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was considered to be the Detroit of Europe. Almost all of the city's business in one way or another served the needs of the automotive industry. Giovanni's father worked at the plant of the very famous car comp...
After the war, it was on the basis of Michelotti's works that the updated Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS and custom bodies for the Talbot Lago T26went into series production. It was soon after that the novice designer suddenly understood one simple thing: it is better to work for yourself than for a big boss. In 1949, Micheletto opened his own design studio...
But why is Michelotti's last name so rarely seen? The thing is that his work was hiding behind the promoted brands: Pininfarina, Vignale, Touring, Ghia, and so on. Dozens and even hundreds of his early works are mostly custom-made special versions based on expensive Italian, French and English cars. By some accounts, Michelotti has designed 192 Fer...
Many celebrities have driven cars with custom bodies from Michelotti. The list includes Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (beachside DAF 32 Kini) and celebrity actor Steve McQueen (Ferrari 365 GTB DaytonaNART Spider). RELATED: Here's Why The C2 Corvette Is One Of The Greatest Automotive Designs Ever By the late 1950s, Michelotti's studio could al...
Giovanni Michelotti, interestingly, was an Italian who's so strongly associated with British automobiles that he deserved to be a knight of the realm. His body of work with Standard-Triumph lasted more than a decade and spun off some similar, though unrelated, creations on the Continent. Truly, his journey was unique.
Jan 21, 2020 · And at last, Giovanni Michelotti emerges in a leading role. Michelotti (Turin October 6, 1921 – Turin January 23, 1980) was a designer, a stylist of unique skill and art: such is the point of view of the authors. And the reader could easily agree. Like a true Turinese gentleman in post-war Italy, Michelotti always wore jacket and tie at work.
Feb 25, 2013 · Designer Giovanni Michelotti was the Pablo Picasso of automotive design. Just as Picasso is said to have created more than 15,000 works in his lifetime, the Torinese Michelotti was a prolific artist: credited with more than 1,200 car designs. J. Philip Rathgen 25 February 2013
Oct 15, 2014 · Giovanni Michelotti was a Prolific, Masterful Designer By Benjamin Shahrabani October 15, 2014 17 comments Photography by Josh Clason, David Marvier, and Ezekiel Wheeler Like many sons following in their father’s footsteps, Giovanni Michelotti, born in Torino in 1921, seemed destined to follow in his.
Oct 11, 2017 · Giovanni Michelotti is known as the “founder of freelance car design.” More than 1,200 of his designs turned into production cars, buses, and trucks during his 44-year professional career. His portfolio includes designs for Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Bertone, BMW, DAF, Daihatsu, Hino, Maserati, Triumph, and Vignale, and more.