Medardo Fantuzzi

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Medardo fixing a Maserati Tipo 61.

Medardo Fantuzzi (Bologna, 1906 - Modena, 1986) was an Italian automotive engineer, known for his Carrozzeria Fantuzzi body workshop.[1]

Ferrari 250 GTE Fantuzzi Spyder

He and his brother, Gino Fantuzzi were famous for their affiliation with Maserati, where they got involved in building the Maserati A6 GCS (44 built 1953-5),[2][3] Maserati 350S and Maserati 200S.[4] Later, Medardo worked for Ferrari (until 1966), known for building the Pininfarina-penned Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Spyder Fantuzzi (1961);[5] the workshop also did one-off Ferrari 250 GTE and a Ferrari 330.[6] Fantuzzi also built, in the early 1960s, an OSCA Barchetta 1500cc 372FS for one of their mechanics.

Medardo's Carrozzeria Fantuzzi designed the bodywork for the one-off Ferrari that Terence Stamp drove in Federico Fellini's "Spirits of the Dead" motion picture.

He also worked for De Tomaso, Scuderia Serenissima, AMS and Tecno. His son is Fiorenzo Fantuzzi of Modena.[7] The body workshop is still in existence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nunzia Manicardo, Medardo Fantuzzi from motorvalley.it
  2. ^ The Maserati A6 Part II from maserati-alfieri.co.uk
  3. ^ 53 Barchetta from 53barchetta.com
  4. ^ Maserati Tipo 200SI from maserati-alfieri.co.uk
  5. ^ Ferrari Racing from extractando.com
  6. ^ Ferrari 330 GT Fantuzzi from classicdriver.de
  7. ^ Marcel Massimi, Cavalino Classic XII from ferrariownersclub.co.uk