Castagna Imperial Landaulet Concept to Debut in Geneva

If 2006 will be recalled as the year the 1960s came back for an encore (Challenger, Camaro), it may also be remembered as the beginning of a 1930s resurgence as well. A new homage to the 1920s coachbuilding houses will make its debut at the Geneva show. That's the Imperial Landaulet, product of recently revived Carrozzeria Castagna of Milan, Italy, which draws on the 1924-1931 Tipo 8A Isotta-Fraschini, a vehicle for the well-heeled that sported a Castagna-built body. The prototype is said to get its power from am 800hp V12 (a near eight-fold increase over the original's eight), and will likely spawn a production model to premiere at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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