It crashed at very high speed testing at Montlhéry and was so badly damaged that it sat for 47 years before a complete restoration involving 7,000 hours of work restoring more than 90 per cent of the original parts to restore its magnificent original state.
Great gallery showing the many moods of the priceless masterpeice.
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