The Carrozzeria Marazzi is an Italian manufacturer of automobile bodies from Caronno Pertusella in Milan, which is often regarded as the successor of the Carrozzeria Touring. The company introduced from 1967 for numerous constructions, now classic sports cars ago and is currently primarily concerned with the armor of production vehicles.
Founder of the company was Mario Marazzi. He had worked in the 1960s as an engineer at the Carrozzeria Touring. A few months after touring had set the end of 1966 the operation, Marazzi established in close proximity to his former employer his own company, which initially specialized in vehicle bodies for small volume manufacturers and therefore operate in a similar market segment was like touring. Marazzi took over in the aftermath contracts and employees of the Carrozzeria Touring.
Marazzis first order the production of the plant body for the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale was. Apart from this, in the early years, especially the relationship with Lamborghini of particular importance. Lamborghini had initially commissioned Carrozzeria Touring with the preparation of the bodies for the Lamborghini 400GT 2 2. Following the bankruptcy Tourings Marazzi could on short notice and completed the last copies of this model. The successor to the 400 GT, the Lamborghini Islero was by Federico Formenti Marazzis designer - also a former touring staff - designed and manufactured by Marazzi; Marazzi later also built the bodies for the similarly designed Lamborghini Jarama.
The structures of the Carrozzeria Marazzi had a very bad reputation in the 1960s and 1970s. The production quality was especially viewed as deficient the Lamborghini Islero, but also in Jarama. When Jarama also clearly noticeable obesity of construction was criticized.
After Lamborghini in 1978 stopped selling the Jarama, ended at Marazzi the production of complete automobiles. In the 1970s and 1980s Marazzi built some replicas of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale. In addition, the company introduced numerous hearse ago on the basis of Italian production vehicles. For a long time it deals with the armor of production vehicles that are primarily used by the police. These include secure versions of the Alfa Romeo 159 and the Land Rover.