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Restoration Versus Preservation: A Tale Of Two Bugattis

As I was going to cover last year’s AutoClásica (the most important and largest classic car event in South America) for the first time, my expectations were a bit low bearing in mind that so many of the interesting cars we once had in South America have been sold and brought back to Europe or into the United States, as had happened with most of the Mercedes-Benz SSKs and the 300SLs that had once lived in Colombia and Venezuela.

Lately the tendency is that the rarer classic cars in South America are being sold to go to other, richer countries, however I discovered something int the way of an antithesis to this hypothesis at AutoClásica, as the three finalists for Best of Show were all cars that lived here, and some pretty good ones at that: a Ferrari 250 Boano, a Hispano-Suiza H6C, and the winner, a Bugatti Type 57c Gangloff. The lines of this car caught my attention immediately, it was the clear winner, and immediately i was intrigued by the possibility of having a more in-depth look at this car. So, after the celebrations, I found an opportunity to talk with the owner, it went well, and he invited me along to see his private collection.

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