Carrozzeria Touring roots can be traced back to 1926 when Milanese lawyers Bianchi Andeloni and Gaetano Ponzoni purchased a controlling interest in Carrozzeria Falco from its founder Vincent Ascari. Bianchi Anderloni was a former Isotta Fraschini test driver and Peugot Italia employee, and came to the company as lead designer and engineer, while Gaetano Ponzini would assume administrative tasks. The two changed the name from Carrozzeria Falco to Carrozzeria Touring shortly after. Touring hired Guiseppe Seregni, as he had previously worked with Anderloni on the Isotta Fraschini “Flying Star”. Together, the two developed the Superleggera method of constructing lightweight aluminum bodies over a thin metal tube structure. This innovative method would lead to a number of successful collaborations with marques for developing lightweight touring cars and competition proven racecars.
Click ahead for six Touring Superleggera bodied cars over the decades, offered at RM Sotheby’s famed Villa Erba biennial classic car auction held on the scenic coast of Lake Como, Italy.