As a sculptor, August Thomassen possessed an innate appreciation of form and line. His eye for beautiful shapes sparked a passion for Bugattis. He bought three of them in the 1950s, when mere mortals could still do such things, and tucked them away in a barn. They remained there, largely undriven and all but forgotten, until late last year when Matthieu Lamoure excavated them from behind 200 sandbags.
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