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1960 1962 A hobby becomes a career – founder Helmut Feierabend added her Christmas bonus of 250 marks to the 150 So Helmut Feierabend set to work. With no vehicle- 1964 marks they already had. This is how the Fiat 508 Balilla specific expertise, he was self-taught to begin with 1966 finally came to change hands and Helmut Feierabend – but with the thoroughness and accuracy of the mas- metalworking and with the boundless passion of the 1970 1968 became the proud owner of his first classic car. ter craftsman, with his knowledge of professional For a man like Helmut Feierabend, a metalsmith enthusiast. 1972 by trade whose occupation entailed the loving and painstaking restoration by hand of old things, it was In the quest for spare parts Helmut Feierabend and 1974 new acquisition back to its original condition in terms today, many decades later, Inge Feierabend still has 19781976his wife Inge even drove to Fiat in Turin once. Evena foregone conclusion that he would want to bring hisboth of its engineering and its appearance. With its fond memories of the warmth and hospitality of the makeshift sticking-plaster repairs, the appearance Italians. The people in Turin were so thrilled that a 1980 of the Balilla was an affront for someone with his German of all people had made the effort to restore 1982 understanding of craftsmanship and high standards an Italian car that they showered the Feierabends with 1984 of quality. generosity: as well as factory tours and sumptuous 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 – 7 –


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