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Old 11-16-2017, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Swamp View Post
Thanks for this info, had no idea Touring was such a pioneer in the modernization of the car shape. I'd have guessed both those cars were post war, they almost look contemporary to a Jaguar C type.
Carlo Felice Anderloni wrote a definitive book on Touring Carrozzeria -

I think this car is on page #274 ?

Touring was significant in coachbuilding for their fundamental contributions to autobody design and air flow. Their patented "superleggera" building technique eliminated wood/timber framing inside the body work, replacing it with angle iron, steel channel and steel formed sections all welded together into a unit structure.

And they also patented a number of air flow vent designs for the auto and aircraft body work.

But personally, I think the beauty of some of their autobody designs is unrivalled among any of the leading coachworks, worldwide. (My own favorite is the Flying Star, which resurfaced some years ago at Pebble Beach.)

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Old 11-17-2017, 09:13 AM
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Thanks Kent, that book looks really interesting. May have to get myself an early Christmas present...
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