Field Trip to the House Of Moal :: Oakland, California

By July 17, 2012Cars

I got a chance to visit Moal Coachbuilders today. Low and behold their superstar car, the Gatto was there in living color. The Gatto reminded me of the first time I saw Van Gogh’s Starry Night in person. Up close, Starry Night is anti-flat – full of painterly peaks and valleys. A photo simply cannot do it justice. And so it is with the Gatto – all curves and angles – deserving of an in person inspection to get its full impact.

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Field Trip to the House Of Moal :: Oakland, California

“What was it like for me to see the Gatto? Imagine walking into The Stone Pony, and finding out that a guy named Springsteen is doing a set. I swear I will never wash these eyes again.”
– wes

About the Moal Field Trip:
I’ve been dying to do a story on Moal for quite awhile and this was my first trip out to do some homework for an upcoming story and photo shoot. Got to meet the guys: Steve, Mike, David and Alberto. Besides being gracious hosts, they told me a bit of their rich history and creative process. The shop is an Oakland treasure and a custom coachcraft legend. Look for this story soon here at Megadeluxe.

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The Gatto’s engine from a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 

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“These guys are artisans. You tell them what you want, and they don’t even blink. They just go ahead and do it.”
– gatto’s owner

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