AUTUMN 1995

Rivoli in Stola s.p.a. Novembre 1995 Alfredo Stola con la sua Dino 246 GTS posa insieme al maestro Aldo BrovaroneRivoli in Stola s.p.a. November 1995 Alfredo Stola with his Dino 246 GTS poses together with master Aldo Brovarone

With the start of sales of the Fiat Barchetta, in the autumn of 1995 Roberto and Alfredo Stola decided to create a derivative show car whose new bodywork would carry the STOLA logo.
The design is by his friend Aldo Brovarone, the goal was to present this prototype for the sixty-sixth edition of the Turin Motor Show schedled for April 22, 1996.

Torino novembre 1995. Aldo Brovarone presso la sua abitazione disegna i primi bozzetti della Fiat Stola Dedica.Turin November 1995. Aldo Brovarone draws the first sketches of the Fiat Stola Dedica at his home.

Dicembre 1995. Uno dei primissimi disegni di Aldo Brovarone.December 1995. One of the very first drawings by Aldo Brovarone.

04December 1995. Final drawing by Aldo Brovarone.05January 1996. Mathematics derived from the sketch.

06Late January 1996. Aldo Brovarone at work.07Roberto Stola is the first to test the prototype seat.

Fine gennaio 1996 Aldo Brovarone con il classico camice bianco in stile Pinifarina. Da sinistra i modellatori Tassone, Hbib e Samuelli.Late January 1996 Aldo Brovarone with the classic Pinifarina-style white coat.
From left the modelers Tassone, Hbib and Samuelli.

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10Aldo Brovarone, Marco Goffi and Felice Chiara.

11Rocco Tartaglia with the Ecol forms the sheet
of the fender.
12Rocco Tartaglia, after having welded the mudguard, makes a first overhaul.

13Rocco Tartaglia positions the rear fender.14The new Fiat 2000cc 5-cylinder engine is positioned.

15April 1996. The painting phase.

16April 1996. The assembly phase of the mechanics and interiors.

 Rivoli 21 aprile 1996. Al mattino vengono scattate le foto ufficiali presso la Stola spa.Rivoli April 21, 1996. In the morning the official photos are taken at the Stola spa.

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21Turin 21 April 1996. The Stola stand the evening before the opening is still under construction.

23Turin 22 April 1996. The first day of the show.


22Among the first to admire the Fiat Stola Dedica Fabrizio Giugiaro. Aldo Brovarone and Roberto Stola
welcomed him.

For STOLA s.p.a it was is the first time that that they realised  a show car to present on their own stand and above all with the two diamonds on the side of the bodywork.

Villarbasse 10 maggio 1996. Alfredo Stola percorre i primi chilometri con il prototipo Fiat Stola Dedica.Villarbasse 10 May 1996. Alfredo Stola covers the first kilometers with the prototype Fiat Stola Dedica.

25Villa d'Este May 1996. Aldo Brovarone poses with his nephew Cesare next to the Stola Dedica.In May 1996 the Stola Dedica was invited to the Villa d’Este Eleganza competition in the Show Car category. Among the main reasons for this prestigious occasion was the presence of its designer Aldo Brovarone accompanied by his nephew Cesare.

26Villa d'Este May 1996. The Stola Dedication.

 

OCTOBER 1995

In October 1995, Erich Bitter contacted STOLA s.p.a, requesting the creation of a limited series of cars derived from the newly launched Opel Omega production.
The first objective was an opening resin style model, to be presented at the next Geneva Show in 1996.
At the same time, technical feasibility studies and their master models were also required.

01February 1996 The Bitter Berlina is examined by Erich Bitter and his technician Johansson
together with Eng. Alberto Sasso.

02Rivoli February 1996 Erich Bitter and his coach Johansson.03Rivoli February 1996 Erich Bitter and his coach Johansson.

This "Berlina" model was to be presented at the Geneva Motor Show on the Bitter stand but immediately afterwards the project was stopped without further development.
It was however an interesting technical experience followed in Stola by the engineers Alberto Sasso and Giuseppe Di Nunno.

04Geneva 1996. Erich Bitter poses with his sedan model on the Bitter stand.

La foto ufficiale della Bitter Berlina sicuramente fatta dopo il salone di GinevraThe official photo of the Bitter Sedan certainly taken after the Geneva Motor Show

 

END 1995

Parigi 1998 Beppe Di Nunno.Paris 1998 Beppe Di Nunno.At the end of 1995, Maserati entrusted Stola s.p.a. with a brand-new engineering project called type M338.
It needed to be a turning point for the Modena manufacturer, then only recently under the direction of Engineer Eugenio Alzati.
The goal of Fiat Auto, having taken over Maserati from Alejandro De Tomaso in 1993, was to return the Trident back to the top echelons of sports cars. For this reason, the exterior design was entrusted to Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro, and the interiors to Enrico Fumia.

Fabrizio e Giorgrtto Giugiaro in una foto ufficiale.Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro in an official photo.

Rivoli 1995 A bordo del Modello di Stile degli interni della Tipo M338 il direttore del Centro Stile Lancia Enrico Fumia con uno dei suoi assistenti Flavio Manzoni.Rivoli 1995 The director of the Lancia Style Center Enrico Fumia with one of his assistants Flavio Manzoni aboard the Interior Style Model of the Tipo M338.

Stola, under the technical direction of Gottardo Bustreo, would have to create the class A mathematical surfaces of the exterior and interior, the master mathematical verification of the exterior, the engineering of the body and its moving parts, and the exterior and interior finishes in co-ordination with the designers.
The chassis, direct from Masrati, was entrusted to Studio Linea Due of Turin, while the master mathematical verification of the interior is assigned to their model shop in Modena.
Among the contracted activities were also assistance for the construction of prototypes at the company Itca, Golden Car for the chassis and agreements with Zender for the "codep" management, personally followed by Paola Busato.
The design work was carried out exclusively at the Rivoli headquarters, the project manager was the young Beppe Di Nunno, a former student of the second Stola modeling course in 1981.

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Fine dicembre 1995 le superfici matematiche di classe A della tipo M338.End of December 1995 the mathematical surfaces of class A of the type M338.

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Rivoli 2 febbraio 1996 il master verifica matematiche della Maserati M338. Sullo sfondo si può notare il modello di stile sempre in rosso realizzato in Italdesign.Rivoli February 2, 1996 the master's degree in mathematical verification of the Maserati M338. In the background you can see the style model always in red made in Italdesign.

Valerio Giacobazzi, capoprogetto Maserati M338	Valerio Giacobazzi, capoprogetto Maserati M338 Bustreo and Di Nunno, with the contribution of Carlo Biassoni for the contracts, for the Type M338 interfaced with the first technical level of Maserati represented by Valerio Giacobazzi for the design part, Lamberto Mastripieri for definition of the content, Bertarione for cost control, and Facciolo for planning.
The Stola designers included Sergio Giorgis, Luciano and Gianfranco Bernello, Fabrizio Giacometti. Leonardo Crescenzi, and Chiara Zampieri.
The design work required at least two weekly meetings in Rivoli between the Maserati and Stola technicians, and one monthly meeting at the Viale Ciro Menotti 322 headquarters in Modena.
Legenda dell'insieme giochi e tolleranze della tipo M338Key to the set of clearances and tolerances of the M338 type.The development of class A surfaces and the milling of the mathematical verification masters was, as always, entrusted to the teams of Carlo Mantovani and Vittorio Della Rocca; Fabrizio Giugiaro was the one to personally verify the work carried out on the exterior in Stola.
The class A surfaces of the interiors was instead created in the Cinisello headquarters by Messrs Castiglioni and Venturino and verified by the Lancia designers.

Schema completo giochi e tolleranze della tipo M338Complete clearances and tolerances diagram of the M338 type

A lot of management was required to achieve Engineer Alzati’s ambitious goal of under 30 months from blank sheet to production.
At the beginning of 1998, engineer Paolo Cantarella and lawyer Luca Cordero di Montezemolo took a strategic decision with a view to achieving greater efficiency and synergy, the Maserati Technical Department would be joined by members of Ferrari’s team, as part of the absorption of the company
Maranello managers Corradi, Leonardi, Matullo and Sangermano immediately teamed up with those of Modena.

24 giugno 1996 Grugliasco presso la società Itca. L'inizio delle attività di costruzione dell'autotelaio seguite da Benedetto Carmelo della Stola s.p.a. che della foto di riconosce sulla sinistra con la giacca scura.June 24, 1996 Grugliasco at the Itca company. The start of the chassis construction activities followed by Benedetto Carmelo della Stola s.p.a. who recognizes the photo on the left with the dark jacket.

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Grugliasco October-November 1996. At the Itca company Beppe Di Nunno and Lamberto Mastripieri during the construction of the first prototype.

31 ottobre 1996 la scocca del prototipo M338 in avanzamento presso la socità ItcaOctober 31, 1996 the body of the M338 prototype in progress at the Itca company.

Modena gennaio 1997. Beppe Di Nunno posa cosa con la prima scocca della M338 nello stabilimento Maserati di viale Ciro Menotti.Modena January 1997. Beppe Di Nunno poses something with the first body of the M338 in the Maserati factory in viale Ciro Menotti.

Rivoli dicembre 1998. Presso l'ufficio tecnoco della Stola s.p.a. in via Ferrero 9 Luciano Bernello, Sergio Giorgis, Beppe Di Nunno e Fabrizio Giacometti posano per una foto ricordo col modellino in scala della Maserati 3200GT.Rivoli December 1998. At the technoco office of Stola s.p.a. in via Ferrero 9 Luciano Bernello, Sergio Giorgis, Beppe Di Nunno and Fabrizio Giacometti pose for a souvenir photo with the scale model of the Maserati 3200GT.

On October 1, 1998, the Maserati M338 was unveiled for the first time at the Paris Motor Show under the name 3200 GT, Engineer Alzati and Giorgetto Giugiaro were joined by racing champion Stirling Moss to present it to the press.

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Settembre 1998. Foto ufficiali della Maserati 338 GT prima di andare al salone di Parigi.September 1998. Official photos of the Maserati 338 GT before going to the Paris show.

In March 2001, at the Geneva Motor Show, Maserati presented Assetto Corsa, a limited edition of 250 examples of the 3200 GT. For this special, Stola took care of the design of the new aerodynamic additions.

Following the technical integration of Maserati and Ferrari, whose common shareholder was Fiat Auto, at the end of 1999 two new engineering projects were assigned to Stola for the Tipo Spider and Coupè.

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22Early spring 2000 class A mathematical surfaces of type M138.

Rivoli primavera 2000. Il progetto M138 in entrambe le versioni è sviluppato con l’ausilio della sala virtuale.Rivoli spring 2000. The M138 project in both versions is developed with the help of the virtual room.

Legenda dell'insieme giochi e tolleranze della tipo M138 SpiderKey to the set of clearances and tolerances of the M138 Spider typeBoth versions were managed by the same team of Stola and Maserati / Ferrari technicians. Also for these two Type 138s, Beppe Di Nunno was project manager and manager working between Rivoli and Modena.
The design of the spider and coupe version was, as always, under the direction of Italdesign and the Lancia Style Center.

Parziale dello schema giochi e tolleranze della tipo M138Partial of the clearance and tolerance diagram of the M138 type

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Modena 2001 All'interno dello stabilimento Maserati di via Ciro Menotti 322 il primo esemplare della coupé (M138).Modena 2001 Inside the Maserati factory in via Ciro Menotti 322 the first example of the coupé (M138).

Paola Busato responsabile Codep al salone di Francoforte posa per una foto ricordo al volante della Maserati Spider.Paola Busato responsible for Codep at the Frankfurt Motor Show poses for a souvenir photo at the wheel of the Maserati Spider.

The spider had a shortened chassis in order to better integrate the two-seat layout relative to the coupe’s 2+2.
In September 2001, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the two Type M138s were unveiled to the press under the names Maserati Spider and Coupè.

Agosto 2001 foto ufficiale della Maserati Spider prima della presentazione al salone di Francoforte.August 2001 Official photo of the Maserati Spider before its presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

 

BEGINNING 1996

1996 Il designer Roberto Giolito.1996 Roberto Giolito.At the beginning of 1996, Fiat involved STOLA spa to create a Show Car to be presented at the Paris Motor Show. Immediately named Multipla, in homage to the historic Fiat 600 of 1957.
The stylists Roberto Giolito for the exteriors and Peter Jansen for the interiors coordinated by Engineer Nevio Digiusto directed the surface mathematicians and modellers of the Rivoli modeling shop.
An innovative, young and exciting project with the unique characteristic of that period of having three front as well as rear seats with a totally flat floor.
The success achieved in October 1996 during the show is so evident that the Engineer Paolo Cantarella, recently made CEO of Fiat Holding, decided, with the  agreement with Roberto Testore, that the Multipla must be produced in series as soon as possible.

021995 The design of the Multipla by Roberto Giolito.031995 The design of the Multipla by Roberto Giolito.

Giugno 1996 Rivoli via Ferrero 9, la scocca in resina della Multipla in costruzione.June 1996 Rivoli via Ferrero 9, the resin body of the Multipla under construction.

Luglio 1996 Rivoli. Le fasi di assemblaggio della plancia portastrumenti sullo show car Multipla.July 1996 Rivoli. The assembly phases of the instrument panel on the Multipla show car.

Setttembre 1996 Rivoli La fotografia del modello in resina rivestito della plancia portastrumenti e dei sedili montato sullo show car della Multipla.September 1996 Rivoli The photograph of the resin-coated model of the instrument panel and seats mounted on the Multipla show car.

Settembre 1996 lo show car Fiat Multipla fotografato prima della npartenza per il salone di Parigi.September 1996 the Fiat Multipla show car photographed before leaving for the Paris motor show.

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September 1996 the Fiat Multipla show car photographed in the courtyard of the Centro Stile in via La Manta Turin.

1011Paris 2 October 1996 is Press Day and the Multipla is presented by Engineer Paolo Cantarella to journalists.

Parigi 2 Ottobre 1996 La Multipla in esposizione allo stand della Fiat.Paris 2 October 1996 The Multipla on display at the Fiat stand.

Settembre 1997 la Fiat Multipla di produzione.September 1997 the production Fiat Multipla.At the end of October 1996, upon returning from the Paris motor show, STOLA spa was immediately involved in all the styling activities of the exterior, interior as well as Mathematics Verification Master for the Production model.
The show car was so well received that the Turin car manufacturer plans to sell the first examples as soon as possible.

Settembre 1997 Francoforte Roberto Testore CEO Fiat Auto e Alfredo Stola.September 1997 Frankfurt Roberto Testore CEO Fiat Auto and Alfredo Stola.To achieve these ambitious time objectives, Fiat adopted a special "Space Frame" chassis technology, advanced molding techniques combined with the use of steel extrusions.
Roberto Giolito, Peter Jansen and Nevio Digiusto together with their other collaborators would go on to work in STOLA spa together with physical and surface modellers for over a year.
In January 1998, public sale began, having previously been presented a few months earlier at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show

 

JANUARY 1996

In parallel to the Fiat Multipla and for the same Paris Motor Show 1996, Alfa Romeo instructs STOLA spa to create a very sporty concept with a highly evocative name; Nuvolari.
The style is directed by Walter de'Silva assisted by Wolfgang Egger who directed the Stola modellers to build a great styling masterpiece during the spring and summer.

Fine 1994. Uno dei primi disegni di Walter de'Silva.Late 1994. One of the first drawings by Walter de'Silva.

02End 1994 the first drawings of the Alfa Romeo Nuvolari.03Walter de'Silva

04Rivoli June 1996 left Vai, and F. Bonito05Rivoli June 1996 the resin body in progress.

06Rivoli July 1996 at the depandance of the STOLA s.p.a. in via Ivrea, Alfa Romeo organizes a photograph in red company suits with a mixed team of Alfa Romeo and Stola modelers.

07Rivoli September 1996 part of the Stola team together with Alfa Romeo designers. We recognize A. Stola, Laura, R. Stola, Castaldello, La Manna and Della Rocca.

08Lorenzo Castaldello is about to finish the interiors.09The interior of the Alfa Romeo Nuvola.

10End of September 1996 the official photo of the Alfa Romeo Nuvola before leaving for the Paris motor show.

11October 1996 Paris Motor Show: the Alfa Romeo Nuvola on the Alfa Romeo stand.

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Roberto Stola, an undisputed Alfista, followed this project along with his modellers, with great passion and energy.
The visit of the Engineer Paolo Cantarella to the Rivoli modellers to view the prototype before painting was unforgetable. On that occasion he informed us that the name would be changed from Nuvolari to Nuvola and that the color from red would become blue.

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