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Peter Larsen has co-authored several books with Ben Erickson on French cars and coachbuilders, including works on Talbot-Lago, Jacques Saoutchik, Jacques Kellner, as well as an ongoing project about Joseph Figoni. He judges at a number of international concours, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California, where he also serves on the Selection Committee. Peter Larsen also judges at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance in France, the 21 Gun Salute Concours d’Elegance in India, the Salon Privé concours in England, The Amelia in Florida, as well as The Audrian in Rhode Island, USA.

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Saoutchik Addendum by Peter M. Larsen with Ben Erickson Cover The Kellner Affair by Peter M. Larsen and Ben Erickson Cover Jacques Saoutchik, Maître Carrossier: 1948 Talbot-Lago Grand Sport Chassis 110101 by Peter M. Larsen and Ben Erickson
The Kellner Affair:
Matters of Life and Death
Peter M. Larsen
and Ben Erickson

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Addendum to the main three volume work. The addendum covers the discovery of the Baillon collection in France and provides further accounts of Sir John Gaul, Gijsbert-Paul Berk and more.

The Kellner Affair tells the fascinating story of how some of the most influential people in the French luxury car business before the War came together and fought bravely against the Nazi occupation force in Paris.

The book is a tribute to the incredible coachbuilt Talbot-Lago Grand Sport coupé chassis 110101 that was the undisputed star of the 1948 Paris Salon de l’Automobile. The Grand Sport was the greatest postwar French chassis, and Saoutchik was the greatest French coachbuilder in the postwar years. The exquisitely beautiful body which Saoutchik created for chassis 110101 is regarded as the most sensational and stunning of all postwar French coachbuilt bodies.

   
 
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