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Matching Numbers

In the realm of classic automobile engineering, few terms resonate with as much significance as "matching numbers". This seemingly simple concept, in reality, embodies the intricate fusion of design integrity, historical authenticity, and engineering exactitude. For enthusiasts, collectors, and engineers alike, matching numbers serve as a testament to a vehicle's pedigree and provenance.

Christophorus: Vintage car detective

At just 30 years of age, she's a member of the jury of the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza competition, and her expertise in classic cars is in high demand the world over. Engineer Laura Kukuk marches to the beat of her own drum in the traditional automotive scene.


Guide: 5 TIPS HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR CARS VALUE. In the intricate symphony of engineering and design that defines the world of automobiles, ensuring that your prized possession retains (or even appreciates in) its value is a task that calls for diligence, expertise, and a discerning eye. With decades of engineering and restoration experience, Ingenieurbüro Kukuk elucidates five pivotal strategies to augment the value of your automobile.

Guide: 5 car buying tips

We are often asked, "What do we look for when buying a car?" This is too long to answer in a short post, however we have gathered some quick tips which will help you with your next car purchase!

Le Mans Classic 2023

100th Anniversary: The Le Mans Classic is, of course, devoted entirely to sports cars unlike other major historic meetings such as Goodwood, Silverstone or Laguna Seca. The main body of the meeting is what the French called the Plateau, the six groups for cars of defined periods, starting with 1923 to 1939. Each of the six groups raced three times during the two days - once on Saturday, then in the night and again on Sunday. Most had an astounding grid of over seventy cars.

Concorso d'Eleganza VDE 2023

The classic form of the event ended in 1952. In the mid-1980s it was revived, and today it is run by German manufacturer BMW. 

A magnificent place to work 

The spectrum ranged from rarities from the 1920s, a time when aesthetics started influencing car design in addition to functional considerations, to the spectacularly designed hypercars from the future. As part of the jury, we spend months before the event meticulously researching each car and documenting our findings. Obviously, we focus on the groups or cars assigned to us and exchange information among our jury group.

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