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Artcurial Motorcars - André Trigano Collection
No-reserve auction of André Trigano's Entire Collection of 170 Cars, incl. 30 cars in "barnfind" condition!
When13 September 2020 

31560 Gibel
Contact+33 1 42 99 20 73 (Phone)

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The name Trigano was made famous by the popular slogan "Le camping, c’est Trigano". In 1936 the family, running a textile business, was approached by a woman looking for a canvas shelter to use during the new paid holidays with her husband who worked for Renault. They designed what famously became known as the Trigano tent. It was the start of a great adventure.

Even before this successful chapter in his life, André Trigano had developed a great interest in automobiles. He bought his first car, a Citroën C4, just after the Liberation. As his business took off, he began to indulge his passion for motor racing. From the 1950s he competed in high-profile rallies including the Monte-Carlo, Tour de France Auto and Rallye d’Europe. It was during this period that he caught the collecting bug – a passion that has stayed with him all his life.

Today, he would like to see his cars have “another life”, not wanting them to become neglected: "I’m not brave enough to drive anymore and no longer take to the wheel at weekends like I used to. It requires a lot of work to maintain everything and there’s a risk these cars I love so much will just stand still and deteriorate. A car that doesn’t drive is no longer a car, it’s just an inanimate object. I would like to give them another chance, so they can enjoy a second or a third life. As the collection is very varied, it will appeal to enthusiasts of all ages and from all walks of life. Everyone should be able to find something corresponding to their means. There are restoration projects as well as sports cars in perfect condition".

This devoted enthusiast has put his heart and soul into this collection and his passion is bound to rub off on to those lucky enough to acquire one of the cars in this original and delightful selection.