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This car dating from 1927 hides an extraordinary history

Found in a garage, this car from another time is in the hands of enthusiasts, who want to put it back together.

Discovered in a garage in the Lyon suburbs, this car is considered a treasure by its owners, true car enthusiasts, aware of the rarity of the vehicle they have in their possession. Discover the secrets of this car dating from 1927.

A car steeped in history

Subject of a documentary from 1 p.m. TF1, this car is the talk of the town. It must be said that a great story lies behind this vehicle discovered in 2021. When it was found, its owners couldn’t believe their eyes and they wanted to know more. They then called on a small publishing house of Puy-de-Dôme. So, in two years, Lionel read more than 500 books and created a file of 900 documents to find out everything about this automotive gem. In particular, he discovered that the vehicle had participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1927 and that it was considered a luxury car, at the cutting edge of technology.

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A new life for the Fasto A2?

After setting the circuits alight, the Fasto A2 was bought by a family in 1934. It was in the grandson’s garage that it was finally found in 2021, 87 years later. While she was about to head to the scrapyard, she was saved at the last minute by a group of enthusiasts who made it their mission to restore her to running condition. But for the moment, the project looks complex, particularly because the crankless, fuel-efficient engine needs to be repaired. The vehicle has four speeds and was rare at the time. In his time he was innovative and popular.

If you are interested, know that there is an online fundraiser to help those who want to renovate it and give it a new life. It would be the continuation of an incredible story, which began a century ago, on the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit. It is expected that it will be finished in two years.

And you ? How do you like this car? Admit that it makes you want to drive it!

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