When he saw it, Dal Molin just couldn’t believe his eyes. The model was called Speciale Corsa – of the Giro d’Italia kind. The frame was identical to the one used by the Wilier Triestina racing team riders captained by Giordano Cottur, but it was in an exclusive colour. Daring, stylish, unprecedented.
It was Bruno Villari, head of the Wilier painting department, who created the Ranato (copper) hue thanks to a technique which was then patented and is today covered by trade secrecy. The first Wilier Triestina Ramato certified bicycle dates back to 1947.