Classic Sports Car

Giacomo Alessandri­n


Carrozzeri­a Franco: 0039 49 623151;

How long have you been in business? I started this job 20 years ago, but the body shop has a much longer history – my father opened it more than 40 years ago.

What’s your specialism? We restore, buy and sell mainly English classic cars from the 1950s and ’60s, in particular the Jaguar E-type.

What’s your daily driver? A Jaguar XJ-S 3.6 manual that I bought from its first owner. I have an invoice for every bit of work carried out on it.

What’s your dream classic? An AC Ace Bristol, in which I would like to compete on the Mille Miglia.

What’s your favourite event? Choosing between the Le Mans Classic, Spa-classic, Goodwood and Techno-classica Essen is tough.

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