Bacchelli & Villa Launch Renovated Facility with MAG
Owners, clients, partners, friends and employees gathered in Bastiglia (near Modena) to inaugurate a new era of classic car restoration.
On a story evening last fall, 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 CEO 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 attend 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 went to MAG’s Scuderia Corsa drivers, who visited us before the Finali Mondiali in Monza. Right after, one of the 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 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 as 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! Please visit Bacchelli & Villa at +39 059 904072 • www.bacchellivilla.com • Via Iᵒ Maggio 3, 41030 Bastiglia MO, Italy