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On the evening of Monday, October 29th, 2018, Bacchelli & Villa opened the doors of its renovated state-of-the-art workshop.
A number of clients, partners, friends, and employees from all over the world responded to Giacomo Mattioli’s invite to witness the beginning of a new chapter in the shop’s rich history. Helped by a glass of local Lambrusco and a bite of Parmigiano, attendees were able to tour the entirety of the carrozzeria, observe all of its practical and cosmetic improvements, and assist in a demonstration of panel beating during the evening.
Owner, Giacomo Mattioli welcomes guests
In a brief speech, opened by thanking guests for attending despite the stormy weather, Mr. Mattioli outlined the importance of providing his craftsmen with an exceptional work environment, which in turn commends excellence in their daily work. He emphasized his love for the craftsmanship native to his hometown and the desire to protect it and propel it into the future by teaching the next generation. A special thanks goes to our Scuderia Corsa drivers, who visited us before the Finali Mondiali in Monza, best of luck to you! Right after, one of our masters, helped by two apprentices, awed the public by demonstrating how a 250 GT Lusso filone structure is used to model and beat the body panels into shape.
250 GT Lusso filone structure is used to model and beat the body panels into shape
In the new configuration, every work area hosted a classic car in the different stages of restoration. At the entrance, guests were welcomed by a restored Lamborghini Miura SV, as well as a showcase aluminum body of the Ferrari 250 LM. Indoors, in the assembly bay, a completed red Ferrari 275 GTB long nose stood next to a red Maserati Mistral Spyder. In the bodywork area, a Dino Sport Prototype occupied the graphed table, while a bare body 275 GTB (the 50th restored by B&V) shined mounted on a bridge. Next to it you could find the star of the night, the complete hand-built 250 GT Lusso wireframe bolted over an original chassis, used for the demonstration. Two more Lamborghini Miuras, two Maseratis, and a Ferrari completed the display.
A new era is officially underway for the Heritage of Craftsmanship!