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Baillon Collection

A sensational barnfind. Written by Rémi Dargegen, 144 pages with 120 coloured illustrations, size: 240 x 210 mm, binding: paperback, language: English and German
Subtitle Der spektakuläre Scheunenfund
Author Rémi Dargegen
Pages 144
Blurb Alain Delon’s Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. A Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport. A Facel Vega Excellence. A Hispano-Suiza H6B. A Bugatti 57 Ventoux. Several Talbot-Lago, Delahaye and Voisin – the list of classic automobiles, forgotten for decades on an estate in Échiré in south-western France, is almost unbelievable.

That was not what the owner, the haulier Baillon, had in mind. He intended to establish the first automobile museum of France. What was left of his dream, his descendants handed to other collectors. But before, French photographer Rémi Dargegen took pictures of the „Baillon Collection“.

When the photo sessions at Château Gaillard started, Rémi Dargegen had not expected to find such a huge treasure trove of classic automobiles: „Unbelievable, just unbelievable. This place is unique. What is most impressive, is the sheer number of cars, that were stored in the barns.“ That enthusiasm is reflected in his photographs, that are presented for the first time in this illustrated book: the „Baillon Collection“. It is also the first publication of a „barnfind“, that is historically unique and outstanding in dimension.