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A Successful Retromobile Week

Dear Friends,

It was an honor being represented at Salon Retromobile in Paris, the most relevant classic car expo in the world, with Ferrari Classiche, while showing the only surviving street alloy “Daytona” in its legendary “barn find” conditions as well as the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB4 in Argento and Pelle Nera, masterfully restored by our own craftsmen at Bacchelli & Villa restoration shop. Both cars were true crowd-pleasers and attracted many enthusiasts throughout the week.

I am attaching the Ferrari sales results at the Artcurial Motorcars, RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams auctions in Paris: Click HERE. The market seemed to have plateaued on most models.

Additionally, I am pleased to share with you the newest addition to Ferrari Beverly Hills Team: Emiliano Torkar. Emiliano joins Ferrari Beverly Hills after nearly 20 years spent at Ferrari factory, four of which spent at the Ferrari Classiche as a technical inspector.

Emiliano will make your Classiche Certification process seamless, visiting your collection at your convenience and location; he can be reached at 

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Giacomo Mattioli

President & CEO, Mattioli Automotive Group

Join us at Retromobile, Paris

With some exciting events already in the books and many more coming up, we can say that 2018 is set to be another exciting year for us classic car lovers.

Our next occasion is set for the extravagant Salon Retromobile, in Paris from February 7 to 11, 2018. Considered one of the most relevant classic car expos in the world, Retromobile will take stage at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre and guarantees to be a premier rendez-vous for the most prominent car collectors. We invite you to attend this famed event in Paris, and we will be glad to welcome you inside our hospitality area located in the main Pavilion (Hall 1, booth No. R015).

Last week-end Collezione by MAG and Bacchelli & Villa had the privilege to attend the prestigious 27th Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, where we showcased our gorgeous 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina and our newly-added restoration facility made its American debut.  It sure was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces there and participate in the success of the first major concourse of the year.

Last but not least, it is important to comment on the January Scottsdale auctions, as their results and performances set the tone for the coming months. Overall, sales totaled $247.8M with a minor decline (-5%) over last year’s results. However, fewer lots crossed the block (-8%) and sell-through rates were up to 84%. Blue-chip Ferraris with fascinating provenance continue to bring strong results. A clear example is this year’s highest sale: Battista Pininfarina’s personal1965 275 GTB Speciale sold by Gooding & Co for over $8M.

As Always, Forza Ferrari!


On Saturday January 27th, the newest addition to Mattioli Automotive Group, Bacchelli & Villa, together with Collezione BY MAG joined forces at Cavallino Classic for a full week of car talk and world-class collectibles.

Held at the famed Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL, Cavallino Classics is one of the premier Concours d’Elegance in the United States and the year opener appointment for the most discerning cars collectors. 

More than 140 Ferraris attended the Concorso d’Eleganza on the lawn at the Breakers Hotel – including our Collezione By MAG 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina – for the prestigious Platinum Award and collected honors in 10+ dedicated Ferrari classes.

Mr. Franco Bacchelli was in attendance to represent Bacchelli & Villa in the United States, together with Director Marco Arrighi and Collezione By MAG General Manager, James Del Pozzo. In particular. Mr. Bacchelli was excited to share many projects and unique memories that made history in the sports and racing cars restoration world.

As always, Forza Ferrari! See you at the next event!

Stay Connected with Bacchelli & Villa


A Message from our President:

“Dear Friends,

To expand on the Group’s successful launch of Collezione, our newly dedicated department to classic and collector cars, the Mattioli Automotive Group is now proudly announcing its newest addition: Bacchelli & Villa.  Founded in 1972, Bacchelli & Villa is one of the most prestigious and renowned restoration shops in the world.  Specializing in Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, you will find our shop a few miles drive, through scenic Italian countryside, from the Maranello factory.  There, you will meet skilled artisans working by hand with specially-crafted tools and classic techniques to bring the original life back into these classic cars and make what is old, new.

In the past five decades, Bacchelli & Villa has completed over 400 restoration projects.  Bacchelli & Villa’s work boasts some of the most significant chassis of Ferrari history such as the Ferrari 275 GTB4 owned by Steve McQueen, currently the most expensive 275 GTB4 ever sold at auction and just one of the 49 Ferrari 275 GTB restored by Bacchelli & Villa; or the Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 4675– One of only thirty-six 250 GTOs originally produced and one of a limited few with Series II GTO bodywork; and the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB  s/n 2735, the Ferrari most raced by Sir Sterling Moss, just to name a few.

The next time you are in Maranello, stop by for a personized tour of the Bacchelli & Villa restoration shop or visit them at the upcoming Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach on January 27th 2018 or at Retromobile in Paris Expo on February 7 – 11.

In the meantime, Mattioli Automotive Group has created this video and website to get a glimpse of past and present projects.

Happy Thanksgiving and see you at Cavallino Classics!


Giacomo Mattioli
President & CEO, Mattioli Automotive Group”

Stay Connected with Bacchelli & Villa


An historic rally was organized by Ferrari Events for the 55th anniversary of the 250 GTO. This Ferrari is widely considered the most iconic car ever built—both in terms of its design and for the wins it collected around of the world’s most important races.

The participation level was incredible: 20 of the 36 cars ever produced, answered the call to meet in Tuscany. It is estimated, that at current value, the group of Ferraris is worth over one billion Dollars. The event set off from Florence, where on Monday the 250 GTOs had driven through some of the most beautiful parts of the city. During the rally customers enjoyed Italian gastronomic delights and, above all, competed on one of the most illustrious tracks in automotive history, the legendary Mugello street circuit, a route measuring more than 60 km and until the mid-1960s the scene of battles between champions of the calibre of Mario Casoni, Renzo Sinibaldi and Carlo Facetti.

After returning to Florence on Thursday, the crew headed to Maranello on Friday, retracing the route of the Mille Miglia and ending the rally at the factory where they lined up in the square in front of the presidential building. It was an extraordinary sight with so many original and certified cars in the different colors of the various national sports federations: from the red of Italy to the yellow of Belgium, the blue of France and to the green of Great Britain. In the evening, customers were guests at the Classiche department workshop for a very special gala dinner at which Ferrari announced the 2022 rally, which will celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest cars ever to leave the gates of Maranello.