The four days of the 2015 Cavallino Classic were filled with jaw dropping examples of automotive excellency from the one of a kind rare Ferrari Dino which won the Scuderia Ferrari Cup for Best of Show to the equally elusive modern Bugattis. Our top ten cars are selected based on presentation, uniqueness, special details or overall beauty from both the Cavallino Classic Concours d’Elegance and Classic Sports Sunday.
FERRARI ALL STAR 1 of 14 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB Comp
This car was parked next to another 275 GTB which was featured last year at Cavallino.
BEST BODY – from any angle 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa PF Inter Serial 0263 EU
Is this not spectacular or what? A winner at Pebble Beach in 1993 and the first 100 point Ferrari at Pebble, and it still looks fabulous. The two-tone paint scheme makes it.
MOST PHOTOGRAPHED 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe
This gray shadow stripe turned a lot of heads, it earned a Platinum at the show. Hard to believe this car was deep in the bottom of a ravine in Venezuela for 40 years prior to this restoration. Apparently it was a mess, given the accident which sent it into the gully in the first place and the years of being picked clean by the locals. The joke goes, there may be a Toyota Land Cruiser in Argentina sporting some Ferrari Weber carbs.
ELEGANT BUT UNUSUAL 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale
Not the typical flat grille found on many of the inters, this boasts a big chrome nose more common on American cars of the 1950’s.
MOST BRILLIANT BLUE FERRARI 1962 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet Series II Serial No. 3089 GT
Talk about had me at “hello.” I caught a glimpse of this the first day and couldn’t stop talking about this brilliant blue PF Cab. Hard to believe this was once a “parts car.”
A PININFARINA BENTLEY? 1952 Bentley Mark VI PF
CUTEST RESTORATION 1967 Austin Moke
Almost anyone could be overheard calling it cute. Designed for fun and sport, note the six fishing rods at the rear, this car just screams fun. Teak decking, the kind found on boat decks makes for almost glamorous floorboards in this nautical Moke.
BEST UNDER THE HOOD 1931 Bugatti T35A/51 GP
Can’t help it, when the bonnet is up on a Bugatti, it is impossible not to appreciate the design and engineering.
BET ON RED Porsche 911 RSR
Ha, the bet on red saying is usually reserved for Ferrari but this time it goes to Porsche. These cars dominated the GT series in the 1970’s. Gives a whole new meaning to wide body doesn’t it?
MOST GLAMOROUS RACE CAR 1937 Delahaye Type 145
If art was a race car, this would be it. But in the 1930’s when a woman (Lucy Schell) is in charge of a racing team, pays the bills and orders four cars, one would expect them to be stylish. You can see this car up close at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA.