So, I just wrapped up reading this New York Times article on one man’s dream of what an ideal car should be. It seems this man was particularly taken with Italian cars of the late 1950s and early 1960s (really, who isn’t?). After purchasing a few, he was left wanting; the driving fantasy was better than the driving reality. He wanted the Dolce Vita style with modern performance.
His desire (and a fair bit of paper) turned into the Gatto, an entirely custom, handmade car constructed by Moal Coachbuilders of Oakland, California. In it, you’ll see echoes of the 1950s and ’60s Mercedes, Zagatos, Ferraris, and Maseratis. At its core is a vintage Ferrari V-12, tuned to 300-hp GTO standard. The chassis: custom. The body: custom. The interior: custom. All fabricated by hand—I’ll repeat.
Read the article for yourself. And be sure to check out the slideshow when you’re finished.