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MAR 22nd 2024

Gary Axon

The 11 best Gandini Concepts

There must have been something in the fragrant air of Northern Italy in 1938, as in this year three of Italy’s greatest, most talented, original and influential of all car designers were born. The son of a professional musician, Torinese Marcello Gandini worked initially for a local car body repair shop, having dropped out of studying the classics at school. He went on to be one of the most outstanding car stylists of the latter 20th century. The king of jaw-dropping wedge design, sadly passed away late last week at the age of 85.

The father of some definitive road cars, he penned two full generations of Lamborghini starting with the Miura as well as the first Volkswagen Polo, Citroen BX, the Renault 5 Supercinq and numerous others. It is for his far-fetched and futuristic wedged concept cars though that Gandini will probably be best-remembered. Here are eleven of his most outstanding dart-shaped  concepts to celebrate his exceptional talent.


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