Maintenance and restoration workshop
The Route59 workshop restores and maintains, at the mechanical level, the vehicles that have been acquired through its intermediary. Sheet metal work and painting are subcontracted.
The Italian corner
On the first floor, a corner is reserved for the Italian cars: red is the color of the Ferrari 348, the Maserati Indy, the Alfa Romeo Junior Z, Montreal or 2600 Sprint, and for the Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF too! Blue on the other hand for a Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 with its engine based on the famous V12 Colombo.
On the floor, no less than 5 Lotus: an Elite S2 of 1960 equipped with a Coventry Climax prepared of 136 hp, an Elan S2 of 1965 and an Elan M100 of 1991, an Esprit S3 Turbo Hci of 1987 and an Elise 111S of 1999. Two other cars with Lotus origins are also present: a 1981 Delorean DMC12 (first series) based on a Lotus Esprit chassis and a Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 powered by the fabulous Lotus V8 LT5 5.7L dual overhead cam engine.
German, English and French
Still on the floor, some Porsches (911 3.2, 944 S2 3.0, 928 S2), a Mercedes Pagoda and an Apal Buggy (based on a Cox chassis and engine) represent Germanic and related cars. In addition to the Lotus, there will be a Jaguar E-Type V12 and a Triumph TR4 for the English clan. It could be a Lotus so nice to drive, a Venturi Cup 221 completes the picture for the French, as well as a 1972 Citroen SM
Two pre-war cars, almost contemporary (1936 and 1937), with very different designs: a revolutionary Cord 812, the first American traction car with other original features such as the first car with retractable headlights, contrasting with a very classic Alvis Speed 20, a car with a rich and unique history, having been the factory prototype of the Speed 25 and then having spent most of its life in India
The Apal company, founded in 1961, was mainly known for its buggies, built on Beetle chassis, produced in more than 4000 units during the 70s. In the 80’s, while continuing to produce the buggy, Edmond Pery took on a new challenge with the production of the 356 Speedster replica, also assembled on the basis of the Cox chassis. APAL’s car manufacturing activities ceased in the mid-1990s, and the company switched to the manufacture of luxury bathrooms.
Here is an Apal Buggy C (short) in an elegant configuration, with original Apal seats (rare) and Porsche 356 instrumentation. Acquired in 2017, this buggy has been in the Thuin area for decades
The bar and the lounge
Upstairs, a relaxation area with a large bar and a lounge that can seat up to 14 people. The space can be cleared to accommodate high tables, with seating (or not), capacity of +/- 25 people
The meeting room
The meeting room is equipped with a large 55-inch screen for your presentations, a video-conferencing system, a wifi connection and 12 seats around high tables. The arrangement of the room is flexible.