The 2013 edition of the Salon Retromobile started yesterday and carries on for the next 4 days with a headline auction set to take place on February 8th. The Salon Retomobile is a classic car event that takes place in France with exhibitors showcasing their various classic cars and restorations linking the past to the future.
Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera are set to show two rare projects from its restoration department, the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 and the Lamborghini Flying Star II, both original Touring coachbuilds. Touring Superleggera is recognised as one of the pre-eminent names in Italian car design and coachbuilding. It was founded by Felice Bianchi Anderloni and Gaetano Ponzoni in 1926.
The Lamborghini Flying Star II which was also known as the Lamborghini 4000 GT Flying Star II is a one-off build by Touring Superleggera on a Lamborghini front engine rolling chassis. It was first shown at the 1966 Torino Motor Show. The Flying Star is based on a shortened and strengthened 350GT chassis then fitted with the aluminum 4L, V12 engine and a 5 speed gearbox from the 400 GT series.