Automobile Masterpieces in Essen
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
1937 Delage D6-70 Figoni & Falaschi Competition Coupe
1952 Siata Daina Sport Coupe
1953 Maserati A6GCS PininFarina Coupe
Bugatti Type57 Atalante
top image: 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Coupe Chassis 57835, Mullin Collection
Photos and text: Copyright © 2013 Henk Holsheimer