1927 - 1943
Montescani & Co., based in Turin, was founded in 1927 by Francis Montescani who was an appreciated craftsman who knew how to capitalize on his solid experience acquired over a long time working with the best caochbuilders of the time. This prestigious Italian body company of the inter-war years, remembered for his accomplishments of luxury and refined taste. His first creations were exhibited at the Milan Show in April, 1927. In contrast to other body-builders, he specialized in clothing models from a single brand. Montescani embraced nearly all the finest Italian manufacturers at the time, showing a remarkable versatility not only with regard to the models but also addressed the numerous design themes, from coupes to the torpedo, from the limousine to convertible. Moreover, its production, mainly directed towards creation then great value, but not to forget the car sector economics and law.
Production continued with success through the thirties, always open to a wide circle of cars and body styles. In addition to the Lancia Ansaldo and Fiat, Alfa Romeo also were often interpreted by Montescani. One of her last creations was a nice 4-seater cabriolet version of the Fiat 500 Topolino. The war then brought an end to the business.
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