Marcello Gandini Left Us

Marcello Gandini left us. In his Turin, where he was born in 1938. A designer who had a profound impact on the history of the automobile starting from the 1960s, in particular in the creation of sports models. From 1966 to 1980 he was chief designer of Bertone, for which he designed the most famous supercars of the time, among which we remember: the Alfa Romeo 33 Carabo concept, the Lancia Stratos Zero, the Lamborghini Miura, Marzal and Countach, but also the Urraco, Jarama and Diablo.

Alongside these super sports cars, in addition to the Lancia Stratos HF, Gandini also tried his hand at smaller cars, such as the Fiat not to mention premium cars, such as the BMW 5 Series (E12). He has developed numerous projects and patents for the major manufacturers, which are still covered by secrecy today. Thanks to his robust mechanical and production experience, he was also interested in the industrial cycle, proposing innovative formulas for the more efficient construction of vehicles. An all-round genius, with a spectacular and prolific pencil, he gave us among the most beautiful cars of the last half century. The editorial staff of Quattroruote and Ruoteclassiche join in the family’s condolences.