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Gatto from The House of Moal :: Oaklandish Indeed

By February 28, 2012Cars

Oakland’s own House of Moal just got a write-up in the NY Times. We have an insider nickname around here for this type of style: Oaklandish. El Gatto is all that and more.

Gatto from The House of Moal :: Made In Oakland, California (1)
Gatto from The House of Moal :: Made In Oakland, California (2)
Gatto from The House of Moal :: Made In Oakland, California (3)

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


Gatto from The House of Moal :: Made In Oakland, California (4)
Gatto from The House of Moal :: Made In Oakland, California (5)
Gatto from The House of Moal :: Made In Oakland, California (6)
Gatto from The House of Moal :: Made In Oakland, California (7)

Gatto from The House of Moal

A hand-built sport coupe powered by a Ferrari V-12, the Gatto is the result of a four-year collaboration between Bill Grimsley, a lifelong car enthusiast, and Moal Coachbuilders. Every inch of its skeleton and skin was created here in the family-owned Moal shop.

 
+ Source: Gatto from The House of Moal :: Made In Oakland, California
+ Related: The Shape May Say Italy, but It’s California Born :: NY Times
 
 

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  • Tom Claridge

    The Gatto looks like the very famous Maserati A6GCS/53 which was a masterpiece designed by Zagato of Milan, IT. Sadly the Gatto looks like an attempt to copy that car but a
    lot was lost in the translation. It has some of the things that grab your eye from the original like the prominent nose the very low roof but a lot of the details are just off by a bit! The nose opening is too small, the side windows are angled lower in the rear, the rear fenders are too big and heavy looking, athe back windscreen is dreadful and the “double bubble” classic Zagato roof is all wrong the dip in the middle too wide and the bubble in the roof too far to the out side and too prominent. If you set out to create a retro look a similar car it’s one thing but get too close to the original and you become someone trying to copy the Monalisa. I know the Moals they do great work but this is not their best job. Their original works are better.