The cars we collectively know today as the SE Coupes and Cabs were not simply an afterthought based on the earlier Fintail sedans, but rather embodied an entirely unique design that shared virtually no parts with their four-door siblings aside from their grille and mechanical underpinnings. Every other body panel, pane of glass and trim piece was lavished with the artistic eye and pen of Monsieur Paul Bracq, and further shaped by the eyes and hands of the Sindelfingen craftsmen. Perhaps you have some time to learn about the man himself? Enjoy!

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Paul Bracq