Citroen Palm Beach Basks In Basque Country

Having just read Mark Kurlansky's book » 10/14/08 4:00pm 10/14/08 4:00pm about the Basques (after being dragged into Kurlansky-land by his excellent histories of and , the way marijuana leads to heroin), I thought it was pretty cool when sent in these shots of an incredibly rare Citroën DS Palm Beach convertible found parked down on the Zarautz…

Vandenbrink Design to Build Coachworks Homage to the Ferrari 250 GTO

Back in 2006, when Michiel van den Brink revealed his designs for a tribute to the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferraristi were taken by its curvilinear sex appeal. So taken, that some offered their deep pockets in exchange for one in three dimensions. Now, it appears the designer's turned the spec project into a real,… » 10/10/07 7:15am 10/10/07 7:15am

Fisker Coachbuild and Quantum Technologies Team up on Luxury Plug-In Hybrid

What happens when you pair up a design and coachbuilding firm with an alternative-energy startup? We're not sure yet, but a joint venture is on between Quantum Technologies and Fisker Coachbuild, a company founded by former Aston Martin and BMW designer Henrik Fisker. Fisker is most recently known for the Tramanto and… » 9/05/07 2:49pm 9/05/07 2:49pm

Eight-Legged Fraud: Zagato 575 GTZ "Spyder" a Fake

Zagato would like to inform you the supposed Zagato 575 GTZ Spyder is a fake. A rep from the venerable Italian design firm says the shot we ran earlier this week — the one that triggered some puzzled stares around the Jalopnik virtual campus — is an "illegally photoshopped" spec of the Zagato 575 GTZ coupe, a one-off… » 9/01/07 6:44am 9/01/07 6:44am

Callaway Reveals Speedster: Latest Corvette C16

If you're planning a junket to Pebble Beach for the Concours d'Elegance next month, pack your seersucker fedora and don't forget to stop by Callaway's tent. That's where the longtime 'Vette tuning shop and coachbuilding house of late is rolling out the latest and flagship model in its line of reskinned Corvettes. It's… » 7/25/07 7:01am 7/25/07 7:01am

More Photos: Maserati GS Zagato at Villa d'Este

Zagato's retromodern reskin of the Maserati GranSport Spyder, the Maserati GS Zagato, is getting a once-over by crowds at Italy's Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza this weekend. The car was tailor made for Italian custom-kitchen king Paolo Boffi, a fan of the mad-hot 1954 Maserati A6 G Zagato. Zagato's released new… » 4/22/07 2:27pm 4/22/07 2:27pm

Geneva Pre-Show: More on Zagato's Diatto Ottovu Project

Zagato let fly with a new set of images of its Diatto Ottovu project, a commemorative plate vehicle signifying 100 years of the Diatto marque. That company was once the builder of royal transport and proto track-day rides. Zagato plans to show off its tribute at the Geneva motor show next week. We'll see how it… » 2/26/07 6:39am 2/26/07 6:39am

My Ferrari! My Jaguar! My Corvette! My Anteros! Coachbuilt Roadster, Targa Coupe Coming to SEMA

Building slinky sports cars over Corvette running gear is only a new concept if your idea of state-of-the-art couture is wearing pastel shirts under white linen suits. Any gearhead worth his obsession remembers the early seasons of "Miami Vice" were marked by the presence of a faux Ferrari Daytona body atop a C3… » 10/16/06 4:46pm 10/16/06 4:46pm

Another Ferrari Ferrari Didn't Build: The Vandenbrink GTO

The trend toward coachbuilding houses ripping Ferrari product apart and rebuilding them to different spec continues, largely unabated. Well, it will, once Vandenbrink Design of the Netherlands renders their GTO design study in sheetmetal. The company, started by an automotive designer and an entrepreneur who's worked… » 9/25/06 8:28am 9/25/06 8:28am

He Called for His Pipe and Called for His Bowl: The Bufori MKIII La Joya

The kingly Bufori MKIII La Joya could be the only car that's ever made us want to use the word "festooned" in a descriptive sentence. Outfitted with more burled walnut than a Pall Mall club room, and offered with options like Persian carpets and precious stones embedded in the instrument panel, the Bufori could be… » 3/09/06 7:08am 3/09/06 7:08am