- 1 S 066
The Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera coach building company has a history and tradition that stretches back more than 80 years as the first custom built bodies created by Touring – an Alfa Romeo and an Isotta Fraschini – were made in 1928.
Over the years the Touring brand has always been synonymous with elegance, quality and technical innovation.: the ‘Superleggera’ (Super lightweight) construction system was patented in 1936 and consists of a structure – made up of thin steel tubes – that forms the body’s shape, with hand-hammered alloy panels covering the framework, adding extra strength.
The ‘Superleggera’ patent allowed Touring to build both unique masterpieces and limited series models with the same exquisite craftsmanship, as well as series-produced cars such as the Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint, Lancia Flaminia Coupé, Aston Martin DB5, Lamborghini 350 and 400 GT, and the Maserati 3500 and 5000 GT.
Perhaps the most important part of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera’s history is the construction of some of the most important series-produced early Ferraris such as the 166 and 212 in Coupé, Spider and Barchetta (competition roadster) form. On top of this, the 328 coupé with two seats had a body designed by Touring. The BMW was later appointed one of the 25 most important cars ever.
Today Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera offers the same traditional values and know-how, together with top-level expertise and state-of-the-art technology.