Gilberto Colombo started his laboratory specifically to produce ultra light frames for cars in the early forties.
At the beginning, the activity was named GC and then in 1947 took the name Gilco Autotelai.
Enzo Ferrari turned to Gilco at the beginning for Ferrari car frames. Colombo created an innovative frame for a Ferrari F1 made with tubes with oval cross-section which was both rigid and light.
This project gave birth to the frame of the 12-cylinder, 1500cc 125 with spring suspension designed by Gioachino Colombo.
Gilco and Ferrari started together, and it is from their first meeting that created the cars of the Ferrari team, on which, for many years, ran pilots such as Fangio, Ascari and Villores.
The inventions at the base of those projects Gilberto Colombo started innovations of the car and bicycle that contributed to Italian marks all over the world. The technical value that been confirmed in that even today, they are still appreciated and continue to represent the excellence of Italian marks and the use of steel all over the world in competition vehicles.
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