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Pebble Beach Best of Show

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a prestigious annual event renowned for showcasing the most elegant and rare automobiles from different eras. Each year, cars gather on the pacific coastline at the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach to go through a rigorous judging process in an attempt to win their respective classes.  Class winners are eligible for Best of Show nomination, the ultimate award for automobiles. Cars restored by Paul Russell and Company have won this renowned award four times.

Villa D’Este Best of Show

Held on the shores of Lake Como, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is not only a competition but also a celebration of automotive heritage, craftsmanship, and design. Participants include a curated selection of historic cars, each with its own story and historical significance, pay tribute to automotive artistry and elegance.  Due to the event’s exclusivity and high standards, winning the Best of Show accolade is considered a remarkable achievement and a symbol of excellence in the automotive world. Cars restored by Paul Russell and Company have won this esteemed award four times.

The Amelia Best of Show

An event dedicated to saving driving and car culture, The Amelia is held on a picturesque Island in Florida. Known for its community involvement and family-friendly events, attendees can expect to see an impressive and diverse selection of rare, historic, and significant automobiles from different eras and manufacturers. Participants are often one-of-a-kind or extremely limited in production, providing attendees an opportunity to see automotive gems that are seldom seen in public. One car restored by Paul Russell and Company has won the prestigious Best in Show award at The Amelia.

The Cavallino Classic Best of Show

Known for celebrating and showcasing classic Ferraris, the Cavallino Classic gathers enthusiasts and collectors to the lawns of The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. Unique in its exclusive focus on Ferraris, this niche event has great appeal for enthusiast of the iconic Italian luxury sports car brand. To win Best of Show at the Cavallino, a Ferrari has to be rare, have an important history, and be completely correct in all details. Cars restored by Paul Russell and Company have won Best of Show awards seven times, including two designated under the Gran Turismo category and four under Competition.

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Over 40 Years of Excellence

Chopard Timeless Excellence Award (2019) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Amelia Award (2019) 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

First In Class (2017) 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe

First In Class (2015) 1965 Ferrari 166 P/206P Dino (P)

Most Elegant French Coachwork (2015) 1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport

Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence (2014) 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

Amelia Award (2014) 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

McIntosh Trophy (2014) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

First In Class (2010) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

Best Preserved Car (2010) 1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II Henley Roadster

First In Class (2008) 1953 Cunningham C-3

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (2007) 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Amelia Award (2007) 1966 Ferrari 500 SF Superfast

Historically Significant Mille Miglia Car (2007) 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia Spider

Amelia Award (2007) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (2005) 1949 Porsche Gmund Coupe (P)

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (2003) 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Amelia Award (2003) 1960 Porsche RS-60 Spyder

Spirit of Ferrari Award (2003) 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

First In Class (2002) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

Road & Track Trophy (2001) 1955 Jaguar XKD D-type

First In Class (2001) 1957 BMW 507

First In Class (2001) 1960 Porsche RS-60 Spyder

First In Class (2000) 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Best Open Car (2000) 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

First In Class (1999) 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Most Elegant Mercedes-Benz (1999) 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Most Elegant Sports Car (1999) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

First In Class (1998) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Amelia Award (1998) 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

BEST OF SHOW (1997) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence (1996) 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

First In Class (1991) 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (2002) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

First In Class (2001) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Historically Significant Post-WWII (2001) 1960 Porsche RS-60 Spyder

First In Class (2001) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

First In Class (1999) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

First In Class (1996) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

BEST OF SHOW (1995) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Best in Class (2020) 1959 Ferrari 410SA Superamerica

First In Class (2016) 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

First In Class (2015) 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe

Class Excellence Award (2015) 1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport

Most Elegant Convertible (2015) 1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport

Best Competition Car (2014) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Best Competition Car (2013) 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

BEST OF SHOW (2008) 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Platino Award (2020) 1959 Ferrari 410SA Superamerica

Finest 12-cylinder Ferrari (2020) 1959 Ferrari 410SA Superamerica

Honorary Judges Cup (2020) 1959 Ferrari 410SA Superamerica

Cavallino Cup (2019) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

First In Class (2019) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Platinum Award (2018) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT PF I Cabriolet

Judges’ Trophy (2018) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT PF I Cabriolet

Platinum Award (2017) 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Excellence Cup (2017) 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Platinum Award (2015) 1958 Ferrari 250 TR Testa Rossa

Competizione Cup (2015) 1958 Ferrari 250 TR Testa Rossa

375 Cup (2015) 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Platinum Award (2015) 1965 Ferrari 166 P/206P Dino (P)

Scuderia Ferrari Cup (2015) 1965 Ferrari 166 P/206P Dino (P)

Platinum Award (2015) 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe

Scuderia Ferrari Cup (2014) 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

Emeritus (Chief Judge) Cup (2014) 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

Ferrari Spirit Cup (2014) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Platinum Award (2014) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Platinum Award (2012) 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup (2012) 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

Platinum Award (2012) 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Preservation Vintage Cup (2012) 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Competizione Cup (2012) 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Platinum Award (2009) 1967 Ferrari 365 GTS California Spyder

Platinum Award (2008) 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Platinum Award (2008) 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Scuderia Ferrari Cup (2008) 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Scuderia Ferrari Cup (2007) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Platinum Award (2007) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Platinum Award (2005) 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Platinum Award (2002) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

La Coppa per Dodici Cilindri (2002) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

Platinum Award (2001) 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Judges’ Trophy (2001) 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Platinum Award (2000) 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

La Coppa per Dodici Cilindri (2000) 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Platinum Award (1999) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Coppa Bella Macchina Award (1999) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Scuderia Ferrari Cup (1999) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

BEST OF SHOW (1994) 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (1994) 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S

First In Class (1993) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (1993) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (1993) 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

BEST OF SHOW (1992) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

First In Class (1992) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

BEST OF SHOW (2011) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Ferrari 75th Anniversary Award (2022) 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

BEST OF SHOW (1997) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

BEST OF SHOW (1996) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Mayor’s Trophy (1996) 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (1998) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300c Cabriolet D

Best Post-War European Car (1998) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300c Cabriolet D

Debutante Award (1998) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300c Cabriolet D

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (1997) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Best Post-War European Car (1997) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (1997) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (1996) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Best PreWar Foreign Car (1996) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

First In Class (1995) 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Coupe

Design Award (1995) 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Coupe

BEST OF SHOW (1994) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Best PreWar Closed Car (1994) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Best PreWar Automobile (1993) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

First In Class (1993) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

BEST OF SHOW (1993) 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Platinum Award (2002) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

Luigi Chinetti Award (2002) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

Platinum Award (2001) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Platinum Award (2001) 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Strada Automobili Award (2001) 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Platinum Award (2013) 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

BEST OF SHOW (1995) 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

BEST OF SHOW (2008) 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

First Selectman’s Award (2009) 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (2007) 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (2005) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (1997) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

First In Class (1996) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Best European Open Car (1996) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Best Roadster (2013) 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Best Roadster (2011) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Best Gullwing (2010) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Best Roadster (2007) 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Best Gullwing (2004) 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Best Roadster (2004) 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Best Gullwing (1991) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

Best Roadster (1991) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Best Gullwing (1980) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

Restoration of the Year (2012) 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

Best Preserved Car (2011) 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

BEST OF SHOW (2014) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Best Competition Car (2014) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

BEST OF SHOW (2001) 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

Platinum Award (2001) 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

BEST OF SHOW (2018) 1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

BEST OF SHOW (2015) 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

First In Class (2015) 1939 Mercedes-Benz W154 Grand Prix

First In Class (2015) 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (P)

First In Class (2015) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (P)

BEST OF SHOW (2013) 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

BEST OF SHOW (1994) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

BEST OF SHOW (1992) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (1991) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

BEST OF SHOW (1991) 1959 BMW 507

First In Class (1991) 1959 BMW 507

Best Restored (1991) 1959 BMW 507

BEST OF SHOW (1987) 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster

BEST OF SHOW (1999) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

First In Class (1999) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Peoples’ Choice (1998) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

First In Class (1997) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

BEST OF SHOW (2011) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

BEST OF SHOW (2008) 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Blue Ribbon Award (2002) 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Best Ferrari (2002) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

First In Class (2000) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (2000) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

BEST OF SHOW (1999) 1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

First In Class (1999) 1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

First In Class (1999) 1934 Bugatti T59 Grand Prix

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (1996) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

First In Class (1996) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

BEST OF SHOW (1995) 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

Engineering Excellence Award (1994) 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1

First In Class (1992) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

BEST OF SHOW (1995) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

First In Class (1995) 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

BEST OF SHOW (1992) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

BEST OF SHOW (1987) 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster

First In Class (1999) 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Best Interior (1999) 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Most Elegant Open Car (1999) 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

Best Open European Car (1998) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Judges’ Trophy (1998) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Best Restored (1998) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

First In Class (1998) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Sponsor’s Trophy (1997) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (1997) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (1996) 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1

First In Class (1994) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (1993) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

First In Class (1992) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

BEST OF SHOW (1991) 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B

First In Class (2007) 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Best Post-War European Car (2011) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Peoples’ Choice (2011) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

BEST OF SHOW (2022) 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

People’s Choice (2022) 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

Enzo Ferrari Award (2022) 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta

BEST OF SHOW (2021) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Elegance in Motion Trophy (2021) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Mercedes Benz Star of Excellence Award (2021) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

First In Class (2021) 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

Best of Show Nominee (2021) 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

First In Class (2019) 1938 Talbot-Lago T-150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet

Best of Show Nominee (2019) 1938 Talbot-Lago T-150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet

First In Class (2018) 1957 Ferrari 250 GT PF I Cabriolet

First In Class (2017) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

First In Class (2017) 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (P)

First In Class (2016) 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

First In Class (2014) 1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport

BEST OF SHOW (2012) 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

First In Class (2012) 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

First In Class (2011) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Most Elegant Convertible (2011) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

FIVA Post-War Award (2009) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (2008) 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Castagna

Mille Miglia Award (2007) 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Most Elegant Closed Car (2006) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (2006) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

First In Class (2006) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Best of Show Nominee (2006) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

First In Class (2005) 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia Spider

Road & Track Trophy (2004) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

First In Class (2004) 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Most Elegant Sports Car (2003) 1934 Bugatti T59 Grand Prix

Most Elegant Sports Car (1998) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Most Elegant Convertible (1997) 1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

First In Class (1996) 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (1995) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

First In Class (1995) 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

BEST OF SHOW (1993) 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

First In Class (1993) 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

Mercedes-Benz Trophy (1992) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

First In Class (1990) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

BEST OF SHOW (1990) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Best Display Car (1999) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Preservation Award (1991) 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (P)

First In Class (2004) 1959 Porsche RSK Spyder

First In Class (1995) 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

First In Class (2011) 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Best of the Best (2020) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

BEST OF SHOW (2016) 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Brock Yates Award (2011) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

BEST OF SHOW (2011) 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Italia Trophy (2013) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Young People’s Award (2013) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

BEST OF SHOW (2008) 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

First In Class (2022) 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

First In Class (2019) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

First In Class (2019) 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Cal Spider

BEST OF SHOW (2018) 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Most Sensitive Restoration (2015) 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe

First In Class (2013) 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

First In Class (2013) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

BEST OF SHOW (2013) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Coppa d’Oro (2013) 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

First In Class (2011) 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

BEST OF SHOW (2008) 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

BEST OF SHOW (2007) 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

First In Class (2007) 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

First In Class (2000) 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace – Ferrari 75th Anniversary Award1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

Palm Beach Cavallino Classic Concorso d’Eleganza – BEST OF SHOW – 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

Palm Beach Cavallino Classic Concorso d’Eleganza – People’s Choice – 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Enzo Ferrari Award1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – First In Class1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Best of Show Nominee – 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Elegance in Motion Trophy1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes Benz Star of Excellence Award1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday – Best in Class1959 Ferrari 410SA Superamerica

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platino Award1959 Ferrari 410SA Superamerica

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Finest 12-cylinder Ferrari1959 Ferrari 410SA Superamerica

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Honorary Judges Cup1959 Ferrari 410SA Superamerica

The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award – Best of the Best1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Amelia Award1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Chopard Timeless Excellence Award1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Cavallino Cup 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – First In Class1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1938 Talbot-Lago T-150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Best of Show Nominee1938 Talbot-Lago T-150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – First In Class1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – First In Class1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Cal Spider

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1957 Ferrari 250 GT PF I Cabriolet

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Judges’ Trophy1957 Ferrari 250 GT PF I Cabriolet

Lime Rock Historic Festival – BEST OF SHOW1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

Pebble Beach Concours d’EleganceFirst In Class1957 Ferrari 250 GT PF I Cabriolet

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – BEST OF SHOW1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Excellence Cup1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (P)

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday – First In Class – 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

The Quail – BEST OF SHOW1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Most Elegant French Coachwork1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1965 Ferrari 166 P/206P Dino (P)

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday – Class Excellence Award1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday – Most Elegant Convertible1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday – First In Class 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1965 Ferrari 166 P/206P Dino (P)

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Scuderia Ferrari Cup1965 Ferrari 166 P/206P Dino (P)

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1958 Ferrari 250 TR Testa Rossa

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Competizione Cup1958 Ferrari 250 TR Testa Rossa

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – 375 Cup1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Lime Rock Historic Festival – First In Class1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (P)

Lime Rock Historic Festival – First In Class1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (P)

Lime Rock Historic Festival – BEST OF SHOW1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

Lime Rock Historic Festival – First In Class1939 Mercedes-Benz W154 Grand Prix

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – Most Sensitive Restoration1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Amelia Award1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – McIntosh Trophy1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday – Best Competition Car1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Scuderia Ferrari Cup1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Emeritus (Chief Judge) Cup1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Ferrari Spirit Cup1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Larz Anderson Auto Museum: Tutto Italiano – BEST OF SHOW1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Larz Anderson Auto Museum: Tutto Italiano – Best Competition Car1958 Ferrari 335 Sport

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday – Best Competition Car – 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

FCA International – Platinum Award1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

Gull Wing Group International – Best Roadster1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Lime Rock Historic Festival – BEST OF SHOW1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

Villa d’Este Concorso at Villa Erba Italia Trophy1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Villa d’Este Concorso at Villa Erba – Young People’s Award1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – First In Class1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – BEST OF SHOW1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – Coppa d’Oro1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – First In Class – 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Preservation Vintage Cup1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Competizione Cup1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

International Historic Motoring Awards – Restoration of the Year1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

Concours d’Elegance of America – BEST OF SHOW1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Gull Wing Group International Best Roadster1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Italia Classica: Ferrari Edition – Best Preserved Car1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Louis Vuitton Classic Concours Award – BEST OF SHOW1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Newport Concours d’Elegance – Best Post-War European Car1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Newport Concours d’Elegance – Peoples’ Choice1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Most Elegant Convertible1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Santa Fe Concorso – First In Class1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Thousand Islands Concours d’Elegance – Brock Yates Award1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Vernasca Silver Flag Hillclimb – BEST OF SHOW1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – First In Class1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Best Preserved Car1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II Henley Roadster

Gull Wing Group International – Best Gullwing1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1967 Ferrari 365 GTS California Spyder

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – First Selectman’s Award1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – FIVA Post-War Award1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1953 Cunningham C-3

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday – BEST OF SHOW1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Scuderia Ferrari Cup1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Goodwood: Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

Louis Vuitton Classic Concours Award – BEST OF SHOW1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Castagna

Villa d’Este Concorso at Villa Erba – BEST OF SHOW1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – BEST OF SHOW1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Historically Significant Mille Miglia Car1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia Spider

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Amelia Award1966 Ferrari 500 SF Superfast

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Amelia Award – 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza –Scuderia Ferrari Cup1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Gull Wing Group International – Best Roadster1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Pebble Beach Concours d’EleganceMille Miglia Award1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – BEST OF SHOW1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – First In Class1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Most Elegant Closed Car1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Best of Show Nominee1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1949 Porsche Gmund Coupe (P)

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours d’EleganceFirst In Class1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia Spider

Gull Wing Group International – Best Gullwing1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Gull Wing Group International – Best Roadster1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Road & Track Trophy1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Porsche Rennsport Reunion – First In Class1959 Porsche RSK Spyder

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Spirit of Ferrari Award1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Amelia Award – 1960 Porsche RS-60 Spyder

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Most Elegant Sports Car1934 Bugatti T59 Grand Prix

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

Bay Harbor Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – La Coppa per Dodici Cilindri1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

FCA Field & Driving Concours – Platinum Award1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

FCA Field & Driving Concours – Luigi Chinetti Award1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – Best Ferrari1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – Blue Ribbon Award1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1957 BMW 507

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Road & Track Trophy1955 Jaguar XKD D-type

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1960 Porsche RS-60 Spyder

Bay Harbor Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF Coupe

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance – Historically Significant Post WWII1960 Porsche RS-60 Spyder

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Judges’ Trophy1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

FCA Field & Driving Concours – Platinum Award1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

FCA Field & Driving Concours – Platinum Award1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

FCA Field & Driving Concours – Strada Automobili Award1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Larz Anderson Auto Museum: Tutto Italiano – BEST OF SHOW1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

Larz Anderson Auto Museum: Tutto Italiano – Platinum Award1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Best Open Car1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – La Coppa per Dodici Cilindri1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza – First In Class1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Most Elegant Sports Car1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class – 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Most Elegant Mercedes-Benz1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Platinum Award1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Coppa Bella Macchina Award1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza – Scuderia Ferrari Cup1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Louis Vuitton Classic – BEST OF SHOW1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Louis Vuitton Classic – First In Class1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1934 Bugatti T59 Grand Prix

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – Most Elegant Open Car1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – First In Class1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – Best Interior1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – Best Display Car1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Amelia Award1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1955 Mercedes-Benz 300c Cabriolet D

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Best Post-War European Car1955 Mercedes-Benz 300c Cabriolet D

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Debutante Award1955 Mercedes-Benz 300c Cabriolet D

Louis Vuitton Classic – Peoples’ Choice1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – Best Open European Car1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – Judges’ Trophy1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – Best Restored1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – First In Class1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Most Elegant Sports Car1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Dallas Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Best Post-War European Car1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Louis Vuitton Classic – First In Class1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – Sponsor’s Trophy1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – First In Class1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Most Elegant Convertible1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance – First In Class – 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Dallas Concours d’Elegance – Mayor’s Trophy1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1

Dallas Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Best PreWar Foreign Car1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – Best European Open Car1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – First In Class1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Coupe

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Design Award1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Coupe

Ferrari Club Concours – BEST OF SHOW1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

Museum of Transportation Concours – First In Class1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Museum of Transportation Concours – BEST OF SHOW1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Proud Heritage MBCA Concours – First In Class1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Chicago Historic: GT40 30th Reunion – BEST OF SHOW1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1

Chicago International Concours – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Best PreWar Closed Car1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Lime Rock Historic Festival – BEST OF SHOW1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – Engineering Excellence Award1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – First In Class1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

World Class Motor Car Expo – Best Ferrari1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Chicago International Concours – First In Class1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Chicago International Concours – First In Class1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Chicago International Concours – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance – Best PreWar Automobile1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Fairmount Park Vintage Grand Prix – BEST OF SHOW1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Fairmount Park Vintage Grand Prix – First In Class1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – First In Class1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

World Class Motor Car Expo – Excellence Award1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Chicago International Concours – BEST OF SHOW1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Chicago International Concours – First In Class1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Lime Rock Historic Festival – BEST OF SHOW1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Museum of Transportation Concours – BEST OF SHOW1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – First In Class1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Mercedes-Benz Trophy1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Baltimore Concours – First In Class1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Gull Wing Group International – Best Gullwing1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

Gull Wing Group International – Best Roadster1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Lime Rock Historic Festival – BEST OF SHOW1959 BMW 507

Lime Rock Historic Festival – First In Class1959 BMW 507

Lime Rock Historic Festival – Best Restored1959 BMW 507

Lime Rock Historic Festival – First In Class1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance – BEST OF SHOW1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B

Porsche Parade – Preservation Award 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (P)

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – First In Class1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – BEST OF SHOW – 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

Lime Rock Historic Festival – BEST OF SHOW1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster

Museum of Transportation Concours – BEST OF SHOW1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster

Gull Wing Group International – Best Gullwing1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2014) Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2013) First In Class

International Historic Motoring Awards (2012) Restoration of the Year

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2012) BEST OF SHOW, First In Class

Lime Rock Historic Festival (2015) BEST OF SHOW

Goodwood: Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance (2008) BEST OF SHOW

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2007) BEST OF SHOW, First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (1996) Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance (1995) BEST OF SHOW

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (1993) BEST OF SHOW, First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2010) Best Preserved Car

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2008) First In Class

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2003) Most Elegant Sports Car

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance (1999) First In Class

Lime Rock Historic Festival (2018) BEST OF SHOW

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance (1999) BEST OF SHOW, First In Class

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (1997) Most Elegant Convertible

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2021) Mercedes Benz Star of Excellence Award

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2019) Chopard Timeless Excellence Award

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2011) First In Class, Most Elegant Convertible

Bay Harbor Concours d’Elegance (2001) First In Class

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance (1998) First In Class, Best Open European Car, Best Restored, Judges’ Trophy

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (1997) BEST OF SHOW

Louis Vuitton Classic (1997) First In Class

Dallas Concours d’Elegance (1996) BEST OF SHOW

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance (1996) Best PreWar Foreign Car, Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance (1996) First In Class, Best European Open Car

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance (1996) First In Class, Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance (1995) BEST OF SHOW

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (1995) First In Class, Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2007) Historically Significant Mille Miglia Car

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2005) First In Class

Villa d’Este Concorso at Villa Erba (2013) Italia Trophy, Young People’s Award

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2013) BEST OF SHOW, First In Class, Coppa d’Oro

Louis Vuitton Classic (1999) BEST OF SHOW, First In Class

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance (1994) BEST OF SHOW, Best PreWar Closed Car

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (1990) BEST OF SHOW, First In Class

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2021) BEST OF SHOW, Elegance in Motion Trophy

Concours d’Elegance of America (2011) BEST OF SHOW

Louis Vuitton Classic Concours Award (2011) BEST OF SHOW

Villa d’Este Concorso at Villa Erba (2008) BEST OF SHOW

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2006) First In Class, Best of Show Nominee, Mercedes-Benz Trophy, Most Elegant Closed Car

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance (2000) First In Class, Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (1999) Best Display Car

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (1998) First In Class

Louis Vuitton Classic (1998) Peoples’ Choice

Dallas Concours d’Elegance (1997) BEST OF SHOW

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance (1997) Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance (1996) First In Class

Museum of Transportation Concours (1995) BEST OF SHOW

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance (1993) Best PreWar Automobile

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance (1993) First In Class

World Class Motor Car Expo (1993) Excellence Award

Chicago International Concours (1992) BEST OF SHOW, First In Class

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance (1992) First In Class

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (1992) Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2019) First In Class, Best of Show Nominee

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2015) Most Elegant French Coachwork

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday (2015) Class Excellence Award, Most Elegant Convertible

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2014) First In Class

Lime Rock Historic Festival (2015) First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2014) Amelia Award

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2014) Emeritus (Chief Judge) Cup, Scuderia Ferrari Cup

Lime Rock Historic Festival (2013) BEST OF SHOW

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2019) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2007) Platinum Award, Scuderia Ferrari Cup

Bay Harbor Concours d’Elegance (2002) First In Class

FCA Field & Driving Concours (2001) Platinum Award

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2000) First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (1999) Most Elegant Sports Car

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance (1999) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (1999) Platinum Award, Coppa Bella Macchina Award, Scuderia Ferrari Cup

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (1998) Most Elegant Sports Car

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2005) First In Class

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday (2016) First In Class

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday (2008) BEST OF SHOW

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2008) Platinum Award, Scuderia Ferrari Cup

Louis Vuitton Classic Concours Award (2008) BEST OF SHOW

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2008) BEST OF SHOW

Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance (2007) First In Class

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2007) Mille Miglia Award

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2017) First In Class

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday (2015) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2015) Platinum Award

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2015) Most Sensitive Restoration

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance (2009) First Selectman’s Award

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance (1991) BEST OF SHOW

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2008) First In Class

The Quail (2016) BEST OF SHOW

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2015) 375 Cup

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday (2013) Best Competition Car

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2012) Platinum Award, Competizione Cup, Preservation Vintage Cup

Italia Classica: Ferrari Edition (2011) Best Preserved Car

Vernasca Silver Flag Hillclimb (2011) BEST OF SHOW

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2011) First In Class

Chicago International Concours (1994) Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Santa Fe Concorso (2011) First In Class

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance (2002) Blue Ribbon Award

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (1999) First In Class, Most Elegant Mercedes-Benz

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance (1999) First In Class, Best Interior

Gull Wing Group International (2004) Best Gullwing

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2004) First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2001) Road & Track Trophy

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance (1998) Best Post-War European Car, Debutante Award, Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Newport Concours d’Elegance (2011) Best Post-War European Car

Peoples’ Choice

Thousand Islands Concours d’Elegance (2011) Brock Yates Award

Gull Wing Group International (2010) Best Gullwing

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2004) Road & Track Trophy

Gull Wing Group International (1980) Best Gullwing

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2010) First In Class

Museum of Transportation Concours (1992) BEST OF SHOW

Gull Wing Group International (1991) Best Gullwing

Lime Rock Historic Festival (1991) First In Class

Porsche Parade (1991)Preservation Award

Lime Rock Historic Festival (1987) BEST OF SHOW

Museum of Transportation Concours (1987) BEST OF SHOW

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (1998) Amelia Award

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (1996) First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2007) Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2001) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2018) Platinum Award, Judges’ Trophy

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2018) First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2002) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2002) Platinum Award, La Coppa per Dodici Cilindri

FCA Field & Driving Concours (2002) Platinum Award, Luigi Chinetti Award

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance (2002) Best Ferrari

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance (2001) First In Class

Gull Wing Group International (2011) Best Roadster

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2007) Amelia Award

Fairmount Park Vintage Grand Prix (1993) First In Class

Lime Rock Historic Festival (1992) BEST OF SHOW

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance (1992) First In Class

Gull Wing Group International (1991) Best Roadster

Lime Rock Historic Festival (2015) First In Class

Lime Rock Historic Festival (1994) BEST OF SHOW

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance (1994) First In Class

Chicago International Concours (1993) First In Class

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2022) Enzo Ferrari Award

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2015) Platinum Award, Competizione Cup

The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award (2020) Best of the Best

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2019) First In Class, Cavallino Cup

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2018) BEST OF SHOW

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2017) First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2014) McIntosh Trophy

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday (2014) Best Competition Car

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2014) Platinum Award, Ferrari Spirit Cup

Larz Anderson Auto Museum: Tutto Italiano (2014) BEST OF SHOW, Best Competition Car

Lime Rock Historic Festival (1991) BEST OF SHOW, First In Class, Best Restored

Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday (2020) Best in Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2020) Finest 12-cylinder Ferrari, Honorary Judges Cup, Platino Award

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2003) Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Porsche Rennsport Reunion (2004) First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2003) Spirit of Ferrari Award

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance (2005) Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2009) FIVA Post-War Award

Chicago International Concours (1993) Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance (1997) First In Class, Best Post-War European Car, Mercedes-Benz Trophy

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance (1997) First In Class, Sponsor’s Trophy

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2003) Amelia Award

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2001) First In Class

Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance (2001) Historically Significant Post WWII

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2019) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2017) Platinum Award, Excellence Cup

Gull Wing Group International (2013) Best Roadster

Gull Wing Group International (2007) Best Roadster

Gull Wing Group International (2004) Best Roadster

Baltimore Concours (1991) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2005) Platinum Award

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2000) First In Class, Best Open Car

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2000) Platinum Award, La Coppa per Dodici Cilindri

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance (2007) Mercedes-Benz Trophy

Museum of Transportation Concours (1995) First In Class

Proud Heritage MBCA Concours (1995) First In Class

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2019) Amelia Award

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2016) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2008) Platinum Award

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2017) First In Class

Lime Rock Historic Festival (2015) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2001) Platinum Award, Judges’ Trophy

FCA Field & Driving Concours (2001) Platinum Award, Strada Automobili Award

Ferrari Club Concours (1995) BEST OF SHOW

World Class Motor Car Expo (1994) Best Ferrari

Chicago International Concours (1993) First In Class

Fairmount Park Vintage Grand Prix (1993) BEST OF SHOW

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2015) First In Class

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2015) Platinum Award, Scuderia Ferrari Cup

Eastern United States Concours d’Elegance (1995) First In Class, Design Award

Larz Anderson Auto Museum: Tutto Italiano (2001) BEST OF SHOW, Platinum Award

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance (1999) Most Elegant Open Car

Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace (2022) Ferrari 75th Anniversary Award

Palm Beach Cavallino Classic Concorso d’Eleganza (2022) BEST OF SHOW, People’s Choice

Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza (2022) First In Class

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (2021) First In Class, Best of Show Nominee

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (2007) Amelia Award

Dallas Concours d’Elegance (1996) Mayor’s Trophy

New Hampshire International Speedway Elegance (1996) First In Class

Chicago Historic: GT40 30th Reunion (1994) BEST OF SHOW

Meadow Brook Hall Concours d’Elegance (1994) Engineering Excellence Award

FCA International (2013) Platinum Award

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2012) Platinum Award, Gran Turismo Ferrari Cup

Cavallino Concorso d’Eleganza (2009) Platinum Award

1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder (P)

1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn-Kurier

1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

1937 Bugatti T57SC Gangloff Drophead Coupe

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ‘Count Trossi’

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe (Alloy)

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B

1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster

The Mercedes-Benz factories sustained massive damage from Allied bombing during World War II. Utility vehicles were the first post-war product, and helped the company toward recovery. But something more spectacular needed to be done to attract the world’s interest. In 1951, it was decided to re-enter the racing circuit. In order to do so with the least financial strain, a sports car was developed using the existing 300 engine. Because of the relatively heavy weight of that engine and drivetrain, an unusually light body needed to be constructed. And so, the tubular steel framed, aluminum bodied 300SL (Sport Light) was born. Approximately fifteen of these race cars were made, winning many events and earning the world sports car championship.

In 1952, the 300SL caught the interest of racing fans in the United States. New Yorker Max Hoffman was one such enthusiast, who used his car dealership to bring many of the European makes into this country. One might even say that he is responsible for the creation of the 300SL, as his order for 1,000 cars convinced the Mercedes-Benz officials to go ahead with the production of a street car based upon the 300SL racing sports car. The prototype 300SL was shown at the International Motor Sports Show in New York City in February 1954.

The first production car with a fuel-injected gasoline engine, the 300SL was one of the most reliable sports cars of the ’50s and ’60s. The proven 300 engine was tilted to the left to accommodate a lower hood line. The body style was designated Sport Leicht (Light) due to its aluminum doors, hood, decklid, rocker panels and belly pans, though the main body shell was constructed from steel. Unusual for the period, 300SLs came equipped with dependable heat, defrosters, and wiper motors.

Ultimately, three different versions of the 300SL were offered. The 300SL Coupe was produced from August 1954 to May 1957, during which time twenty-nine all-aluminum bodied cars were made as well. Production of the Roadster version was between February 1957 and February 1963. Whichever style is your preference, they are now highly valued for their pure driving pleasure in the Mille Miglia, Colorado Grand, and other vintage events.

Factory photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Archives.

Pininfarina or Pinin Farina? In 1930, Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina founded Carrozzeria Pinin Farina. This company designed and built car bodies for a number of manufacturers, including Alfa Romeo, Hispano Suiza, Lancia, Fiat, and, most notably, Ferrari. Battista is quoted as saying “The interrelation between the body of a beautiful woman and that of a Farina-designed car is that both have simplicity and harmony of line, so that when they are old one can still see how beautiful they were when they were young.”

In conjunction with Battista’s retirement in 1961, the President of the Italian Republic authorized the family name to be changed to Pininfarina “in consideration of his achievements in social and industrial activities”. As a result, the correct usage of the family name as Pininfarina or Pinin Farina depends upon the year it was used.

The Mercedes-Benz factories sustained massive damage from Allied bombing during World War II. Utility vehicles were the first post-war product, and helped the company toward recovery. But something more spectacular needed to be done to attract the world’s interest. In 1951, it was decided to re-enter the racing circuit. In order to do so with the least financial strain, a sports car was developed using the existing 300 engine. Because of the relatively heavy weight of that engine and drivetrain, an unusually light body needed to be constructed. And so, the tubular steel framed, aluminum bodied 300SL (Sport Light) was born. Approximately fifteen of these race cars were made, winning many events and earning the world sports car championship.

In 1952, the 300SL caught the interest of racing fans in the United States. New Yorker Max Hoffman was one such enthusiast, who used his car dealership to bring many of the European makes into this country. One might even say that he is responsible for the creation of the 300SL, as his order for 1,000 cars convinced the Mercedes-Benz officials to go ahead with the production of a street car based upon the 300SL racing sports car. The prototype 300SL was shown at the International Motor Sports Show in New York City in February 1954.

The first production car with a fuel-injected gasoline engine, the 300SL was one of the most reliable sports cars of the ’50s and ’60s. The proven 300 engine was tilted to the left to accommodate a lower hood line. The body style was designated Sport Leicht (Light) due to its aluminum doors, hood, decklid, rocker panels and belly pans, though the main body shell was constructed from steel. Unusual for the period, 300SLs came equipped with dependable heat, defrosters, and wiper motors.

Ultimately, three different versions of the 300SL were offered. The 300SL Coupe was produced from August 1954 to May 1957, during which time twenty-nine all-aluminum bodied cars were made as well. Production of the Roadster version was between February 1957 and February 1963. Whichever style is your preference, they are now highly valued for their pure driving pleasure in the Mille Miglia, Colorado Grand, and other vintage events.

Factory photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Archives.

In March of 1926, Felice Bianchi Anderloni founded Carrozzeria Touring in Milan, Italy. A “gentleman” race driver and coachbuilder for 1930s Isotta-Fraschini and Alfa Romeo, Felice was well respected for creating beautiful, aerodynamic designs. He developed the patented “superlight” Superleggera construction method, a marvel of metal tube frames welded to a solid chassis, then skinned with aluminum body panels.

When Felice died suddenly in 1948 it was up to his son Carlo Felice, known as “Cici”, to save the business. Cici did so in no uncertain terms, when he presented his 1/10-scale model of the distinctive Barchetta to prospective client Enzo Ferrari. Enzo accepted the “little boat” design as presented. The superleggera concept became so closely associated with Touring that it was incorporated into the name of the company, becoming Touring Superleggera Milano in the 1950s.

Pictured: Cici Anderloni proudly displays the original Barchetta model to Paul Russell. Lake Como, 1998.

Scraping is done with a long, wood-handled chisel. First, the surface is cleaned, made level, and marked in pencil with a grid pattern. The chisel is held with both hands, with further pressure applied by the shoulder pushing against the wooden handle. As the blade of the chisel digs into the aluminum surface, the chisel is pushed and ‘flicked’ with a rotating motion. Once this is repeatedly accomplished in one direction, the part is turned 90 degrees and the entire process repeated again. Finally, the part is hand-sanded with a very fine-grade paper to remove the aluminum shards and burrs.

For many years, conventional wisdom had it that there were 3 Atlantics built. Fortunately enthusiasts like L.G. Matthews and historians like Pierre-Yves Laugier continue to study all things Bugatti, and new information and analysis becomes known and shared. The revival of the Bugatti Marque in the ownership of the Volkswagen Group has facilitated a reorganization of the company historic archives, in the hands of the esteemed Julius Kruta.

It is now acknowledged that there was a prototype (pictured here) named the Aerolithe built on a modified T57 chassis and later disassembled to form the basis for the first production car, now on the S chassis number 57374. This first car was labeled the Aero, and resides at the Mullin Automotive Museum.

Chassis 57473 was the second car produced and the first to be called the Atlantic. There were two more Atlantics made, one of which has not been seen since it disappeared in Belgium in the 1940s. The last of the Atlantics produced is chassis number 57591.

Professor Ignacio Barraquer who owned the Autobahn-Kurier for more than 60 years, was not just any eye doctor, but possibly the most famous ophthalmologist who ever lived. He developed procedures and surgical instruments that are standard to this day, mostly associated with cataract surgery, and many named after him. His father was Professor of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine in Barcelona, Spain, a position Ignacio was appointed to following his father’s retirement. Ignacio’s son, José, developed the keratomileusis, or LASIK operation, today a common surgical procedure.

Born into an Italian banking family, Count Carlo Felice Trossi was an amateur inventor and a noted motor sportsman of the 1930s. Known as ‘Didi’ to his friends, he enjoyed racing boats and airplanes in addition to his pursuits in the field of engineering. As an early financial backer of Enzo Ferrari, he become President of Scuderia Ferrari in 1932 while continuing to be a primary driver for the team.

Reproduced here is a picture dated 1932, and supplied by his family, of his SSK in front of Castello di Gaglianico. The records of the Automobile Club of Italy show that Count Trossi sold and bought back this singular car several times from 1931 until his death in 1949.

In March of 1926, Felice Bianchi Anderloni founded Carrozzeria Touring in Milan, Italy. A “gentleman” race driver and coachbuilder for 1930s Isotta-Fraschini and Alfa Romeo, Felice was well respected for creating beautiful, aerodynamic designs. He developed the patented “superlight” Superleggera construction method, a marvel of metal tube frames welded to a solid chassis, then skinned with aluminum body panels.

When Felice died suddenly in 1948 it was up to his son Carlo Felice, known as “Cici”, to save the business. Cici did so in no uncertain terms, when he presented his 1/10-scale model of the distinctive Barchetta to prospective client Enzo Ferrari. Enzo accepted the “little boat” design as presented. The superleggera concept became so closely associated with Touring that it was incorporated into the name of the company, becoming Touring Superleggera Milano in the 1950s.

Pictured: Cici Anderloni proudly displays the original Barchetta model to Paul Russell. Lake Como, 1998.

For many years, conventional wisdom had it that there were 3 Atlantics built. Fortunately enthusiasts like L.G. Matthews and historians like Pierre-Yves Laugier continue to study all things Bugatti, and new information and analysis becomes known and shared. The revival of the Bugatti Marque in the ownership of the Volkswagen Group has facilitated a reorganization of the company historic archives, in the hands of the esteemed Julius Kruta.

It is now acknowledged that there was a prototype (pictured here) named the Aerolithe built on a modified T57 chassis and later disassembled to form the basis for the first production car, now on the S chassis number 57374. This first car was labeled the Aero, and resides at the Mullin Automotive Museum.

Chassis 57473 was the second car produced and the first to be called the Atlantic. There were two more Atlantics made, one of which has not been seen since it disappeared in Belgium in the 1940s. The last of the Atlantics produced is chassis number 57591.

In March of 1926, Felice Bianchi Anderloni founded Carrozzeria Touring in Milan, Italy. A “gentleman” race driver and coachbuilder for 1930s Isotta-Fraschini and Alfa Romeo, Felice was well respected for creating beautiful, aerodynamic designs. He developed the patented “superlight” Superleggera construction method, a marvel of metal tube frames welded to a solid chassis, then skinned with aluminum body panels.

When Felice died suddenly in 1948 it was up to his son Carlo Felice, known as “Cici”, to save the business. Cici did so in no uncertain terms, when he presented his 1/10-scale model of the distinctive Barchetta to prospective client Enzo Ferrari. Enzo accepted the “little boat” design as presented. The superleggera concept became so closely associated with Touring that it was incorporated into the name of the company, becoming Touring Superleggera Milano in the 1950s.

Pictured: Cici Anderloni proudly displays the original Barchetta model to Paul Russell. Lake Como, 1998.

Born into an Italian banking family, Count Carlo Felice Trossi was an amateur inventor and a noted motor sportsman of the 1930s. Known as ‘Didi’ to his friends, he enjoyed racing boats and airplanes in addition to his pursuits in the field of engineering. As an early financial backer of Enzo Ferrari, he become President of Scuderia Ferrari in 1932 while continuing to be a primary driver for the team.

Reproduced here is a picture dated 1932, and supplied by his family, of his SSK in front of Castello di Gaglianico. The records of the Automobile Club of Italy show that Count Trossi sold and bought back this singular car several times from 1931 until his death in 1949.