Classic Car Catalogue

  Pininfarina 1963

Italy

Rondine Chevrolet Corvette – Paris
Alfa Romeo 2600 Coupé
Losanna 1964
Fiat 2300 S Cabriolet
Sigma
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Speciale 


Alfa Romeo 6C 2600 Coupé Speciale


Fiat 2300 Coupé

 

This year there are a few really outstanding bodies, particularly the Pininfarina Sigma which is a special study on safety requirements undertaken in conjunction with the leading Italian motoring journal Quattroroute. As usual, some of the new exhibits are also more beautiful than practical-two-plus-two does not always add up to four, it seems. Pininfarima has made a very serious study of the safety aspects of body design in the Sigma; it s presented as complete car although not based on e specific model, and the ideas can be applied to either front- or rear-engined layouts. The shaw car is rather smaller than the average American car, but larger then those most popular in Europe. It has no fancy gimmicks such unusual steering controls, like so earlier ideas from America, but is planned round orthodox features which are thoroughly practical and would not be outrageously costly to apply.
Pininfarina has produced two other novelties, each two-seater Coupé based on the Fiat 2300 S, is called the Losanna, to honour the Swiss National exhibition held every 25 years in Lausanne; a pointer to the future is an instrument and facia panel moulded in synthetic resin with padded overlay to help suppress noise. Like the other novelty-a special Coupé based on the 2.8-litre Lancia Flaminia-it is not destined for normal production but is a fine blend of traditional frontal treatment and smooth lines.

(Turin report)



Lancia Flaminia 2.8 Coupé Speciale


Flaminia at Turin Motor Show.


Lousanne


Losanna in Turin.


PF Sigma


Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Speciale


Lousanne Fiat 2300 S


Chevrolet Corvair


Rondine Chevrolet Corvette


Chevrolet Corvair


Fiat 1500 Cabriolet