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• The and complete story of the Sleeping

• Foreword by former Sleeping owner Michel Dovaz

• All locations of each car since

• Features a French Chateau ten unrestored Sleeping Beauties are on display

• All the important details are – relocation, barnfind museum, and restoration

• Detailed description of one of the 55 Sleeping Beauties

• More 250 colour photos

• Includes car’s current restoration and whereabouts

• Map of the Sleeping Beauties garden in showing placement of cars

The ‘Sleeping Beauties’ – an array of Bugattis, Lancias, Ferraris, Romeos, Cords and Aston on a rural French estate – fascinated car lovers worldwide 1983, when they immortalised in a sequence of photographs by Herbert W Hesselmann. For 25 years, the story behind the collection and its has remained untold. until


Say ‘Sleeping Beauties’ to car enthusiasts and they will know what you’re about: a world famous photo series, showing an collection of classical automobiles away in a French barn, by their owner. Famous like Bugatti, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Cord and Martin, laying under layers of dust, spending remaining days falling in isolation.

Many have tried to out what happened to these over the last twenty-five – decayed? destroyed? sold? – but all fizzled out. until two and a German hung on where had given up. In true Boy’s Own their book tells of the search for the fate of the cars that French barn. It the story behind the collection’s in 1948, through the moment in when the famous photos published, up to the day in 2007 when the talked to the current 79 year old – a man who finally broke his silence the fate of his collection for the first in 25 years.

Independent Reviews

The discovery of the hoard of Michel Dovaz in is legend, but the subsequent history of the exotics found in Villemaréchal is well known. Now Dutch Ard op de Weegh, son Arnoud and researcher Kay have brought the gripping up to date. – Classic Sports Car

. an piece of automotive detective deserves a place on the shelf of car hobbyist. — Automobile

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The lovingly researched tale of one of most mysterious automotive – Telegraph Motoring

The author charts the story of the eventual of the Sleeping Beauties from to show cars. Enjoy book containing an equally and tall tale, which to 160 pages and has 277 fabulous before and photographs of just the kind of beauties we’d love to with a kiss. – Gay Classic Car

This sympathetically written, illustrated and engaging hardback the story of how the collection came to and how many of the models were and have become impressive – Hull Daily Mail

researched, with detailed of each of the 55 cars, their their current locations and physical states – and that’s from a Bugatti T55 to a VW K70. –

For anyone who was left dreaming those beat-up Bugattis and Cords, ‘The Fate of the Beauties’ is heavenly reading. – Old Weekly

All the important details are covered – barn find museum, and restoration. There are detailed of every one of the 55 Sleeping Beauties, more than 250 colour – Old Stager

If you like the drama of and discoveries, this one will be for – The Automobile

Interviews with the of the collection and great ‘before and pictures makes this the bible for classic fans. – Express

Really fascinating – Classic Motor Monthly

a great story … the research is … there’s a great amount of here. – Classics Monthly

The is workmanlike and straightforward in its presentation as it us to Monsieur Dovaz and then, car by to the various vehicles heretofore merely as photos of well-worn beauties. This is truly a of provenance. – SAH Journal

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