Automobile Masterpieces in Essen

Automobile Masterpieces in Essen

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As always, Techno Classica is the overkill regarding classic cars, automobilia, car literature, models, accessories, art and restoration services.
Too many interesting vehicles to mention (more than 2500), and a great source for purchasing many of the featured objects on this website, leaving a big hole in the wallet…

This year’s special show was a display of Automobile Masterpieces demonstrating the Haute Couture of coachwork creation. Among the exceptional beauties were a 1939 Bugatti 57 C with Gangloff coachwork in Saoutchik style, a 1946 Delahaye 135 MS Pourtout Coupe, a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Saoutchik Coupe, a 1940 Lagonda V12, a tone-in-tone blue Bugatti Atalante, a 1939 Bentley 4.5 litre Derby coupé, a 1938 Talbot-Lago T 150 C Teardrop coupé with bodywork from Figoni & Falaschi, a rare Pourtout bodied Peogeot 402, a brown Mercedes 500K,  and – my personal favourite – a 1937 Delage D6-70 Figoni & Falaschi Competition Coupe.
Also a great design of a later stage: The 1952 Siata Daina Sport Coupe.

It was our 24th active participation with a stand on 25th Techno Classica anniversary.
Visit us again in 2014 in hall 4 stand 119.

1938 Talbot-Lago T 150C Teardrop Coupe Figoni & Falaschi
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1937 Delage D6-70 Figoni & Falaschi Competition Coupe
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1952 Siata Daina Sport Coupe1952_Siata_Daina_Sport_Coupe
1953 Maserati A6GCS PininFarina Coupe
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Bugatti Type57 Atalante
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Horch crowd
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top image: 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe Chassis 57835, Mullin Collection

Photos and text: Copyright © 2013 Henk Holsheimer