Rarities emerge at Luxembourg autojumble


A host of unusual classics were drawn out of hiding at the Letzebuerger Oldtimer Federatioun's annual autojumble, which was held the LuxExpo Kirchberg on 7-8 March. More than 7000 visitors packed into the show halls to search through thousands of classic parts and to admire an incredible array of club displays.

One of the most eye-catching stands was organised by the Renault Oldie Frenn Luxembourg, which marked the 50th anniversary of the Renault 16. A 1935 201 was put on show alongside a three-owner 202 Cabriolet from '39 and a 203 Decouvrable from '53. 

Also drawing a crowd throughout the weekend was a handsome 1955 Facel Vega. The restored 4.1-litre DeSoto V8-engined coupé sat alongside a number of hugely popular fire engines and an ex-Detroit 1941 Chevrolet Class 300. 

A 1947 Simca Deho was one of the rarest cars on display. The duraluminium-bodied single-seater was constructed in France to race in Formula Two and weighs just 370kg. It had been brought to Luxembourg to promote the Solitude Revival in Stuttgart, which will take place in July.

A stunning 1937 Lancia Aprilia Sport Zagato recreation was put on show. Owner Vanni Curridor has submitted an entry request for the Mille Miglia, and plans to use his 1956 Lancia Appia Furgoncino van as the support vehicle. 

Elsewhere, the Porsche Classic Club Luxembourg assembled a fantastic display of totally original 356s, ranging from a 1600 coupé through to an ex-California Speedster. 




"1937 Lancia Aprilia Sport Zagato was put on show following its recent restoration."

This is not a restoration but a recreation built in the past few years.

I don't mind the fact it exists (though whether Zagato in its current incarnation should be building a run of these replicas at the cost of original saloons, who 'donate' their platforms and running gear is another matter), but C&SC shouldn't legitimise this car by describing it as a restoration.

Greg MacLeman

Hello William,

Thank you for your comments. I'm afraid I must accept responsibility for the poor wording. Mario Laguna's submitted report made no mention of a restoration; his original meaning was lost in translation.

I apologise for the oversight and have amended the copy accordingly.

Kind regards,

Mario Laguna

No offense at all. It is not a matter of
responsibility, but of clarification, though.
I talked to the owner and he
doesn't pretend the Zagato is original, but the chassis and engine are period.
According to FIVA regulations,
there are a few vehicle categories:

- Standard (no remarks)

- Period modified (during the
vehicle's normal life)

- Reproduction and replicas

- Modified out of period, with an
original chassis (but no added modern or anachronistic technology)

- Exception, with some modern

Concerning to originality, there
are a few groups:

- Original (no comments)

- Authentic

- Restored (little left to the
interpretation of the restorer, this group represents the majority of the

- Rebuilt, as close as possible
to the manufacturers specification.

The last category appears to be the
most controversial.

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