If Top Gear did lock-up garages…
Berlin's best kept secret is a little corner of petrolhead paradise. We go inside for a look
Posted: 12 Jul 2012
Then we take a tour of the specialists on the opposite side of the building. Chris says that they really do adhere to the well-worn national stereotypes (he's a well-travelled Austrian, so he can get away with it), and Mauro, who runs the Italian workshop, immediately does his bit by having a picture of Sophia Loren on the wall and saying: "When I was younger, if a woman came to me for a clutch change, I would make love to them rather than accept any payment." There's a Sixties Giulia saloon with Carabinieri decals over it in his shop and a stunning Maserati 5000 GT Allemano once owned by Fifties Hollywood legend Stewart Granger. These are not things you see every day.