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365 GTB/4 by Luigi Colani

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by gtofreak, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. Kds

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    Paging David Hasselhoff.........your car is ready.
     
  2. tifosi12

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    Well, do we really know that a Colani Daytona is worth less than an original one? Colani is an artist after all.
     
  3. GTE

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    the car has to be somewhere. And if it was destroyed, anyone who had part in that, would have remembered this particular car. As hidious it may
    be.
     
  4. tifosi12

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    Hidious?
     
  5. dretceterini

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    Most of his stuff is so ugly I call him Luigi Colonic
     
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    Reviving this decade-old thread to say RIP to Luigi Colani and to ask once again if anyone has tracked down this insane, mysterious Daytona?
     
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    I have wondered about that for more decades than I care to admit. Colleague Richard Heseltine mentioned in FB a few days ago that he had interviewed him -or tried to, mentioning he was the feistiest person he ever tried to record- so I just sent him an email to ask if he got an answer about it.

    My 2 cent theory is that he needed money at some point and just sold it after which the car was restored to standard. An artist typically would not want to reveal that harsh reality necessitated the destruction of his oeuvre....
     
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    A Bizzarrini that mated with an ant eater....
     
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  13. Ak Jim

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    I don't see how the engine would fit under that sloping hood.
     
  14. Nembo1777

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    Right, I just heard back from Richard Heseltine. He met him at a London show and asked him a couple of questions which were ignored, Colani then talked "at him" for half an hour about loving curves and everything round. Ten years later he contacted him asking him about the Bizzarini and an AC he had also modified but Colani was just not interested in responding.

    To answer the comment of the poster above the engine is far behind the Colani nose, partly under the root of the huge air intake/nozzle/elephant trunk thingie. he did not modify the structure of the car just the body.
     
  15. GIOTTO

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    What a beauty ! Hope it was saved from this disaster.
     
  16. miurasv

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    Looks like a body kit over the intact original Scaglietti bodywork.
     
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  17. Fennicus

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    Hi,

    I was a great fan of Colani already before I went to school, his deigns were featured in the German car magazines every now and then.

    You should take a look at his Miura, AFAIK it has been found and is going to be restored, really wild!

    Cheers!
     
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    Rest In peace, a shame there was so little documentation of his work, or what became of the vehicles anyway....
     
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