In the western part of the city, busiest work is being done on the production of buses. At Carrozzeria Emiliana Renzo Orlandi everything is done by hand: there is the 'tailor' who sews the internal upholstery and upholstery by hand or with the pedal machine, there is the chrome polisher, the painter who after painting does the writing and the threads and, among the kids in the shop who learn the trade of the "panel beater", there is Pietro Muratori.
Pietro will be 16 years old. These are times when there is little money at home and it is normal for people to go to the shop at this age. Carrozzeria Orlandi works hard but he likes to build and shape the fender plates. Learn the craft quickly, he can do it.
In this corner on the outskirts of Modena Pietro Muratori contributes to the production of vehicles of exquisite elegance, destined for great diffusion and popularity, increased by the supply of vans for the Scuderia Ferrari. But the war years are coming and the factory is first requisitioned by the German Air Force and, subsequently, it is heavily damaged by the British and American bombings.
Modena, 1955. The country is slowly getting back on its feet and the need for collective means of transport is growing. Pietro Muratori, together with his son Mauro, decides to set up the Pietro Muratori body shop.
The beginnings are hard, but the 60s come quickly with their economic boom and the desire to travel and move.
Carrozzeria Pietro Muratori grows rapidly, alongside repairing a real complete rebuilding of the bus bodywork. Starting from the chassis, engine and gearbox, a new layout with more modern and innovative forms for the time is reconstructed.