Lopresto presents an exhibition dedicated to the restoration and conservation of the automotive heritage at the Mille Miglia Museum in Brescia, illustrating different situations in which a vintage car can be found through four unique cars.
We start with a discovery, the 1939 Fiat 1500 Cabriolet, whose rusty bodywork shows the signs of time with a very special charm, moving on to the 1935 Lancia Augusta Coupé, a completely original car, preserved with exceptional care.
The exhibition continues with one of the most important cars in the Lopresto Collection, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, restored with a conservative approach on only half of the bodywork and awarded by UNESCO in 2016 precisely for the innovative techniques used. In conclusion, the prototype of the Alfa Romeo Montreal is an example of a car completely restored to bring it back to its original condition, with the repainting of the bodywork and the refurbishment of the interior.
Lopresto has been a point of reference for years precisely for the philological approach to restoration, experimenting with new techniques and unconventional approaches this complex and always different subject depending on the car being worked on. With this exhibition we wanted to summarize the variety of situations and conditions that can be encountered in this world, each with its own peculiarities and specificities.
Completing the exhibition are the photographs of the artist Romana Zambon, who portrayed one of the cars on display, the Fiat 1500, creating high-quality images that highlight the particular details of the car.
Pictures by Michele Casiraghi