|GAGLIARDI DESIGN and the VENDETTA
California, owned by Franco Gagliardi. Our intention
is to bring stylish exotic designs to the auto enthusiast who has
the passion for something unique and timeless. We have
been in the custom car fabrication and kit car industry for over 17 years building
cars for television, movies and shows as well as building for a few
well known kit car companies. Finally, we decided it was time
to bring our passion and designs to the kit car world, which led to
the introduction of the GAGLIARDI VENDETTA.
The VENDETTA is a Franco Gagliardi design and our goal was to capture the spirit
of a true Italian exotic car. The car started as just an idea and after a simple twenty
minute sketch, the Gagliardi family decided to bring this design to life. Taking over
one year to create, we feel we have reached our goal with the Vendetta style and
design. The body was designed to accept a donor car as well as a custom tubular
chassis, giving the Vendetta the versatility to be built as an affordable cruiser or as a
high performance super car. One of the biggest challenges that the Vendetta had to
endure was to be presented to and accepted by the kit car community.
Although the car was scheduled to be completed for it's debut at the Knott's Berry
Farm AHA Show, it was far from being complete due to design changes.
We found ourselves having to make the tough decision of whether or not to display the
car in it's unfinished state. After taking into consideration that our main goal was to
display the Vendetta's style and design, we voted to enter the show. After receiving
a tremendous amount of positive comments from the crowd, we started to feel that
maybe we had made the right decision. Well, as it turned out, the VENDETTA was
awarded first place in it's category.