Mario Marazzi, an engineer, founded the Carrozzeria Marazzi in 1967 together with his sons Serafino and Mario. The company is regarded as the successor of the Carozzeria Touring, which was closed in 1966. Marazzi took over part of the employees of Touring in addition to orders. He himself worked there as an engineer until the closure. Similar to his former employer, Marazzi specialized in the production of small series. Numerous superstructures for sports cars were created in the coachwork forge, which today are considered classics.
Marazzi’s first order was a factory body of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale. This was followed by many years of cooperation with Lamborghini, as Marazzi was able to step in at short notice following the insolvency of the Carrozzeria Touring and completed the remaining 400 GT 2+2. Marazzi designer Federico Formenti, who was taken over by Marazzi from Touring, designed the successor to the 400 GT, the Lamborghini Islero. The body of the Lamborghini Jarama also came from Marazzi.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Marazzi’s bodywork was considered to be very unbalanced. In both the Jarama and the Islero, the quality of production was described as inadequate. After Lamborghini stopped selling the Jarama in 1978, Marazzi ended the production of complete automobiles. The company focused on replicas of the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale and the manufacture of funeral vehicles based on Italian high volume production vehicles. In 1985 the Carrozzeria Marazzi built two prototypes of the Alfa Romeo 90 station wagon and in 2008 a prototype of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spider. In addition, the armoring of production vehicles, including the Land Rover and the Alfa Romeo 159, has been added, and the armoring of production vehicles has now become the company’s main business. Carrozzeria Marazzi enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation in this sector.