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Guilherme Marx of Brazil

1927 Originally a Labourdette saloon re-bodied as a two seater drophead coupe with dickie seat GAJ 61


Guilherme Marx contacted us via this 20hp website about a large car collection/museum: the Marx Collection in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  It was started by his grandfather and in fact Guilherme still has a Jaguar XK120 and an Austin Healey 100/4 that were his grandfather’s cars originally.  From the 1960s the collecting habit was carried on by his father, Flávio Marx.  Following Flávio death his four children, including Guilherme, have maintained and built on the legacy of their grandfather and father, collecting and restoring vintage European cars.  They have a wide variety totalling about 230 vehicles, ranging from basket cases, cars awaiting restoration and fully restored concours cars.  About four years ago, they opened a showroom selling old cars, and today they are the largest antique car dealer in Brazil.

In 1995 his father purchased 20hp GAJ61 from Mr Ângelo Martinelli Bonomi, who had rebodied the car as a two-seater drophead coupe with dickie seat, having bought it with a truck body from Juan Manuel.  (The car was originally shipped to Brazil in 1927 with Labourdette saloon coachwork.)

Guilherme displays GAJ61 at vintage and classic car rallies and says his 20hp is “amazing and works very well. All the mechanical parts are original.”  He has a private classic collection of about 80 cars, including two Rolls-Royces (the 20hp and a Silver Dawn) a Lagonda and a Jensen among others.