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The 2008 obituary of the first Swiss owner, Hans Diehl-Rietmann reads “My first meeting with Jules Chauvet dates from 1969. Mr. Diehl-Rietmann, the legendary Swiss merchant, had prepared my internship with his old friend at the Chapelle de Guinchay. The trip was made in his special Alvis-Graber, a car beauty as we find more. At the wheel sat the driver, Mr. Glaus, in his blue Swissair livery. Mr. Diehl on his right controlled the timetable with a stopwatch. At the last petrol station before the border, a stop enabled Mr. Diehl to fasten his rosette of Agricultural Merit to his jacket. At the same time the driver refueled the magnificent Alvis which was equipped with a specially large tank. Mr. Diehl was a great lover of French wines, but he did not have much confidence in what was sold at the pumps of this country, and did not want his car to taste it. “

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