Carrozeria Castagna, the maker of the MINIWagon, (profiled on MotoringFile last year) has several new MINI related offerings for 2005. For those that aren’t familiar with Castagna, they’re a bespoke Italian coach-builder that has recently started building cutom, long wheelbase MINIs. Now it would seem, they’ve taken it a step futher and introduced several new models. Here are a few excerpts from the 2005 brochure on their new products:
SUWagon. Unbeatable land performance.
SUWagon is a favourite of those looking for relaxing weekends and those seeking superior performance on mixed courses. Its new side guards, expanded bumpers and a special suspension system let the vehicle raise and lower itself by adapting to variable road conditions and types of use required. This makes it the driver’s best friend as it adapts to any situation, responding to different weather factors and even the mood of the driver. Wherever you go, to the mountains or the sea, it will follow.
Tender. Sand, sun, salt…
Tender goes back to a car concept that we cherish, popular in all the finest beach reports in the 50’s: the “Beach Baby”. Class, style, and just a hint of swagger as you step off your yacht or out of your villa to grab an aperitif at the marina “aboard” this superb vehicle. Cars to go aboard yachts come with special equipment for proper transport and fastening – in your chosen colours and customizations, naturally.
CrossUP. Deserts, forests, metropolitan shopping.
The CrossUP car is perfect for a wide range of uses. Designed as an “easy trek” vehicle to carry you to the beauty of nature, it is ready to take on any adventure whether it be a mad dash to the shops in town or a mega shopping to stock up your mountain cottage. Special equipment can be made to suit every use.
For those that may have missed the news on Carrozeria Castagna’s original MINI offerings you can read more here: Castagna MINIWagon In Depth
Pricing for a few of the previous wagon conversions (shown above) have reportedly cost around $15,000 (on top of the cost of the MINI). You can find out more in the official Carrozeria Castagna’s brochure:
[ Carrozeria Castagna / MINI ] PDF
Thanks Patricia for the heads up!