Faralli & Mazzanti
Also see: Mazzanti
The history of F&M’s atelier dates back to the early 1960s, when a young and passionate race car enthusiast, Antonio Faralli (but everyone calls him Mario), decides to open up a small company in his homeland, the beautiful Tuscany.
As the years passed by, out of the passion for racing and the experience gained in the construction of many different racing cars, the desire to offer a new service crops up: classic car restoration, utilising both acquired knowledge and his own experience. It’s an incredibly successful activity, in some ways ahead of its time, solely devoted to bring back to life some really extraordinary classics, some of which are one-offs of immense value. The results are fantastic, the company quickly becomes the reference point among the many Italian and foreign classic car owners/enthusiasts who keep coming back.
As the years go by, Mario is joined in his work by his two sons Walter and Andrea. In the meantime, Rossello Mazzanti and his son Luca Mazzanti start collaborating with him as expert bodywork painters.
The two families become good friends, they share the same passion for cars and, most of all, the same vision on life. In particular, the young Walter and Luca become really good friends, as well as work colleagues.
This strong affinity in the way of perceiving the world around them leads them to plan their lifetime dream, according to their own criteria and the technical skills acquired from their fathers. Their vision is to bring back the Car to its rightful place, in a world invaded by too many regulations, conformity and lack of fantasy. From impersonal means of transportation, useful but lifeless, to Car with its own personality and alive. The brief is clear: the car will have to revert to the past tradition of Italian coachbuilders of between 1930s to 1960s, both in terms of building and construction methodology, and also in terms of freedom allowed to the final client to define his/her car. Based on production powertrain, each car will be handcrafted in its entirety without the help of computers or industrial technologies. Like a made to measure haute couture suit, each car will reflect in every detail the F&M style and the taste of its proud owner. A unique object, a jewel for the discerning few. Thus, the F&M (Faralli & Mazzanti) atelier comes to life inside the historical classic car restoration activity. It is directly managed by Walter and Luca, of course discreetly but vitally supported by Mario and by the other members of the two families. As a first example, the two friends decide to demonstrate to the world what they are able to achieve: they build the first car on the mechanical powertrain of a 1966 Maserati Quattroporte. A revolutionary idea, an ideal “bridge” to link the restoration activity, which is still the company’s focal point, to this new but already real and exciting adventure: welcome, ANTAS!
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