By Ard op de Weegh, Kay Hottendorff & Arnoud op de Weegh
The ‘Sleeping Beauties’ – an array of neglected Bugattis, Lancias,
Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Cords and Aston Martins on a rural French
estate – have fascinated car lovers worldwide since 1983, when
they were immortalised in a sequence of photographs taken by
Herbert W Hesselmann. For 25 years, the full story behind the
collection and its fate has remained untold ... until now.