Who is it and when did it start?
Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, or just Touring to its fans. It kicked off, as so many great Italian coachbuilders did, way back in the black-and-white days. In Touring’s case, it was 1926, which is a little on the late side compared to, say, Ghia, which opened its doors a decade earlier. Not that we’re counting or anything.
And, just like so many great Italian coachbuilders, Touring found itself on the ropes in the 1960s. But, rather than sell off and move on, Touring closed its doors, kept its trademark and bided its time. The modern iteration of Touring started up after four decades of inactivity and eight decades after its original inception, starting the ball rolling with an estate version of the Maserati Quattroporte. But you’ll probably remember the modern Disco Volante more. And who on this slowly dying earth could blame you?