In the history of the motor car there has been some specific the names used to describe various types of body styles, built by coach builders from different countries
The following terms relate to the vehicles produced during the period 1895 to 1915
Berlina – a typical luxury carriage for travelling, taking its name after Berlin. It has an enclosed construction with benches facing one another. In front of the body casing there is a raised driver’s box.
Cab – an enclosed two-seat carriage, that could have two or four wheels. It used to be a common carriage to be hired in cities
Cabriolet – an open two-seater designed to be pulled by a single horse. The two rear seats could be protected from rain by a folding roof.
Phaeton – a light four-wheel carriage. The front bench, that is bigger and more comfortable. At the rear there was a bench for four.
Landauer – a common version of a classical coach .It is characteristic for its two-part roofing folding forwards and backwards. If the front part is not made of cloth or leather, but with glass windows
Landaulet – a reduced Landauer, similarly to a Coupé being a two seated version of a Berlina, a Landaulet is really a two-seater version of a Landauer.