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01.11.2020

Newsletter Marreyt Classic Cars autumn 2020

Newsletter Marreyt Classics Autumn 2020

Opening of our Experience Room in Knokke.

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The recent quantum leap with the PE Group made it possible to fulfill a dormant dream for many years which consisted in opening a classic car gallery in Knokke. At the Driehoeksplein we found a perfectly located shop which was set-up in record time and opened the doors at the beginning of August to welcome our customers.

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The intention is to treat our many classic car friends and customers every month to a different classic car theme, offering at the same time the possibility to catch up on the latest classic car news in a cosy atmosphere.

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We kicked off with the exclusive Aston Martin theme with a very charming one-owner-from-new Belgian 1961 Aston Martin DB4 alongside a by our workshop fully restored 1953 DB 2/4 Coupé. 

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Last month, we continued with a very stylish Lancia Flaminia Zagato theme by exhibiting back-to-back the ultra rare 1-st series 1959 Sports Zagato with covered headlights in Bruno Tropical and the last series 3 SuperSport Zagato from 1965 in Newmarket Grey.

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Starting  the weekend of 23-24 & 25 of October, we will develop a period related Mille Miglia theme. Due to the Corona pandemic, the Mille Miglia which normally runs in May, has been postponed to October.  

Over the years we have become specialist in authentic ex-Mille Miglia Etceterinis. Especially for you, we gathered 3 very exceptional barchettas based on Fiat mechanical parts.

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1952 Fiat 750 Parisotto. Participated at the 1952 Mille Miglia. 

An aluminium panelled over a tubelar frame barchetta, based on Fiat Topolino mechanical parts but optimised by very inventive engineers from Padova: Sig. Armando Pasqualin and Sig. Alessandro Parisotto. 

This group of enthousiasts reunited in the Scuderia Patavium produced only 9 examples of which we discovered still 3 in existence

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1937 Fiat 508C with unique streamlined body by Giovanni Guadagnin.

Participated at the 1938, 1940, 1947 and 1948 Mille Miglia. This Fiat 508C (C for Competizione) has a very nicely documented and very diverse racing history. 

Our classic car workshop initially fully prepared this Fiat 508C in 2015 to participate at the Mille Miglia which by now, this barchetta accomplished succesfully no less than 3 times.

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1938 Fiat 508C with one-off early post-war barchetta body by Brussels based coachbuilder Bidée.

We discovered this very elegant barchetta in derilict state after having been dumped  years ago in a scrapyard in the south of Belgium. 

We immediately recognised the styling signature of Brussels coachbuilder Bidée who utilised in the immediate post-war period interesting chassis to build contemporary sportscars. 

Now fully restored by our classic car workshop, this elegant barchetta is ready to give a new owner lots of satisfaction in all sorts of classic car events, including in the Mille Miglia for which it is a eligible.

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