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BESPOKE CONVERSION

BOLD ’80’S DESIGN ICON

NIELS VAN ROIJ DESIGN COACHBUILDING

  • Niels van Roij Design is working on an Italian Flat 12 Targa conversion
  • Timeless and iconic Italian automotive design subtly transformed
  • Construction can be followed on Niels van Roij Design social media
  • Niels van Roij Design, a pioneer in automotive coach building transformations, proudly unveils its latest bespoke project, a Targa conversion for a 1987 12-cylinder mid-engined sports car.
  • Initiated by a devoted admirer of the Italian brand – who’s a British Expat living in Andorra – this project showcases the design studio’s dedication to reimagining iconic cars.
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A BESPOKE TARGA

UNIQUE BOLD PIECE OF CAR DESIGN

The donor car, a two-door coupé that first graced the automotive world at the 1984 Paris Auto Show, served as the canvas for Niels van Roij Design’s client transformative vision. Armed with a profound appreciation for the brand’s legacy, both this project’s patron as well as the design studio took on the honorable task of translating the iconic 12-cylinder mid-engined sports car into a stunning open-top GT.

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  • one-off coachbuilding targa project by Niels van Roij Design detail craftmanship workshop V12 designer car designer suit alloy wheels red paint
  • one-off coachbuilding targa project by Niels van Roij Design detail craftmanship workshop V12 designer car designer suit alloy wheels red paint
  • one-off coachbuilding targa project by Niels van Roij Design detail craftmanship workshop V12 designer car designer suit alloy wheels red paint
  • one-off coachbuilding targa project by Niels van Roij Design detail craftmanship workshop V12 designer car designer suit alloy wheels red paint
  • one-off coachbuilding targa project by Niels van Roij Design detail craftmanship workshop V12 designer car designer suit alloy wheels red paint

RED HEAD TARGA

CAREFULLY CURATED AND PERSONALIZED

What makes this project particularly unique is that the original design never intended for a Targa version. However, fueled by the passion of the client, Niels van Roij Design embraced the challenge, to seamlessly integrate the Targa concept into the car’s DNA.

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BESPOKE ONE-OFF CAR DESIGN

COACHBUILDING IN ITS MOST AUTHENTIC FORM

“This project exemplifies our dedication to pushing the boundaries of automotive design while paying homage to the rich history of this iconic sports car,” says Niels van Roij, founder of Niels van Roij Design. “The Targa conversion not only enhances the driving experience – just listen to that twelve-cylinder – but also celebrates the spirit of individuality and passion for bespoke automobiles.”

NIELS VAN ROIJ DESIGN

COACHBUILD

The Targa conversion will be meticulously crafted and will combine classic aesthetics with contemporary engineering solutions, delivering a unique driving experience that captures the essence of the original while introducing a new dimension of open-air exhilaration.

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COACHBUILT ONE-OFF

COLLABORATION WITH THE CLIENT

Niels van Roij Design invites automotive enthusiasts and connoisseurs to witness this extraordinary transformation on their social media channels, as the work on the Targa-conversion of this 12-cylinder mid-engined sports car can be followed online.

COACHBUILDING A DREAM

BY NIELS VAN ROIJ DESIGN

Niels van Roij Design focuses on car design for coachbuilding: developing unique, hand-built cars based on existing chassis. The work of Niels van Roij Design responds to an ever-growing demand for automotive personalization and exclusivity, which comes from all over the world.

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Are you curious about the possibilities of coachbuilding by Niels van Roij Design for you? Let’s discuss all unique options for your tailor made dream car! Just like your bespoke suit, house and garden, your car deserves your excellent taste. Through coachbuidling by Niels van Roij Design it is possible to co-create your own dream car with us