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François Gambut rassemble depuis une vingtaine d’années, une importante collection de camions anciens, documentation et objets s’y rapportant. En étroite relation avec l’univers des collectionneurs de camions anciens, il  a déniché quelques pièces remarquables telles que le Berliet GBC 8 6x6 Sahara (le premier camion à traverser le désert de Ténéré puis à ouvrir les lignes transsahariennes destinées à ravitailler les villages et les sites pétroliers. Conduit par Lino Ventura dans le film 100 000 dollars au soleil, le GBC partagera la vedette avec les autres Berliet de Bernard Blier et Jean-Paul Belmondo) ou le Berliet GLR (ce camion a évolué en conservant toutes ses qualités premières de fiabilité, d’économie et de très grande solidité. Le GLR a été élu camion du siècle).

A collection.

For over twenty years, Céline and François have gathered a huge collection of old trucks, as well as a wide range of documents and objects dealing with old trucks. Thanks to a close co-operation and relationship with the sphere of collectors of old trucks, Céline and François have hunting out some exceptional items such as “The Berliet GBC 8 6X6 Sahara”- it was the first truck which went through the Ténéré Desert, and which, then, opened up the Saharan frontiers so as to give fresh supplies to villages and oil sites. This truck was even driven by Lino Ventura in the well-known movie “Greed in The Sun”. This GBC truck shared the limelight with the other Berliet trucks of Bertrand Blier, as well as with Jean-Paul Belmondo in this very movie -Céline and François also got a Berliet GLR truck, which has survived through the years, keeping its positive features of reliability, strength and economy, all reminiscent of its starting up. The GLR truck was even nominated “the best truck of the century”.