Like Pinin Farina bodied A6G I looked at last week today’s featured Frua bodied A6G is believed to have been shown at the Paris Salon albeit in 1955 rather than ’54.
Pietro Frua was the son of a tailor and a mother who was a FIAT employee. He was an apprentice at FIAT where he was taught to become a draughtsman.
At 22 Pietro became Director of Styling at the Stabilimenti Farina and in 1938 he struck out alone by founding his own styling studio. He was succeeded at Farina by Giovanni Michelotti.
In 1944 Pietro bought a bombed out factory where he would design and build his cars.
Among his early clients were Maserati for whom he built 26 cars to three different designs.
Only seven of the 26 Frua Maseratis would be Coupés and only four were of the same design as today’s featured #2114, which is the third of the series.
In 1954 Frua sold out to Ghia where he was appointed head of design.
Frua fell out with Ghia and eventually became an independent designer of vehicles for the German company Glas which was taken over by BMW, Maserati and Monteverdi.
Today’s featured car #2114, seen here at Goodwood Festival of Speed several years ago has belonged to Jamiroqui singing legend JK for around a decade and won many concours d’elegance awards during that time.
Thanks for joining me on this “JK Car Corture” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be looking at a Bugatti. Don’t forget to come back now !