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October 2018

Bacchelli & Villa Inaugurates Renovated Facility Under MAG

By | In The News

Ownership, clients, partners, friends and employees gather in Bastiglia (Modena) to inaugurate a new era of classic car restoration.

On the evening of Monday October 29th, Bacchelli & Villa opened the doors of its renovated state-of-the-art workshop, for the first time under Mattioli Auto Group ownership. 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 to a demonstration of panel beating during the evening.

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.

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 aluminium body of the Ferrari 250 LM. Indoors, in the assembly bay, a completed red Ferrari 275 GTB long nose stoo 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 under way for the Heritage of Craftsmanship!

Celebrating all things Italian at the 2018 Concorso Italiano

By | In The News

Monterey car week wouldn’t be complete without a generous dose of Italian flare; the best place for that is undoubtedly at Concorso Italiano! We were excited to celebrate the #33rd annual Concorso Italiano with our sister stores and a few new additions to the Mattioli Automotive Group. Bacchelli & Villa, Ferrari South Bay, Ferrari Silicon Valley, Ferrari Beverly Hills, Ferrari Westlake  and Collezione by MAG all joined forces to create an amazing VIP hospitality area, boutique and Ferrari display overlooking  the Ferrari pavilion.

Our eye catching Ferrari display contained a great sampling from the Mattioli Automotive Group’s many endeavors. Front and center was the brand new Ferrari Portofino sporting  impressive power from Ferrari’s award winning twin-turbo V8. Flanking the Boutique area was the Ferrari 488 GTB juxtaposed by its racing counterpart, the Scuderia Corsa 488 GT3 which had just returned from a valiant battle by Cooper MacNeil and Gunnar Jeannette at Virginia International Raceway where they took 4th place.

Opposite of these two sports cars was a bold blast from the past which was supplied by Collezione by MAG, our department that specialized in advising, sourcing and representing the finest Ferraris in the marketplace. This 1973 365 GTS/4 is the the 90th of just 121 Factory “Daytona Spiders”.

Complementing our display of stunning Ferrari automobiles were some examples of our fine work, delivered directly from our shop in Bastiglia (Modena). We showed off our skills with a 1:1 Ferrari 250 SWB wireframe, 1:3 Ferrari 250 SWB wireframe, and a miniature replica of the 599’s V12 engine.  Mr. Bacchelli and Mr. Arrighi also made the trip to represent the carrozzeria on American soil.  They spoke on the history of the shop along with the work that goes on to build the models on display.

Founded in 1972, Bacchelli & Villa is one of the most prestigious and renowned restoration shops in the world. Specializing in Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, you will find Bacchelli & Villa a few miles drive, through scenic Italian countryside, from the Factory.

Collezione by MAG is a dedicated Department specializing in advising, sourcing and representing the finest automobiles in the marketplace.