During the 30's, car body makers often are called upon to design one-of-a-kind custom models. In 1931, Pininfarina produced one such unique model as a spider version of a V16 Cadillac for the Maharajah of Orccha. This is the first contact between the car body maker and General Motors. General Motors means the United States, and Pinin has had his eye on the New World automobile companies for a long time. For him they represent the future of the industry. Pinin Farina quickly wins international fame for his car bodies.