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I finagled a ticket to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, in Cernobbio, Italy, where I was privileged to purchase a $35 club sandwich whilst hobnobbing with a much better crowd than I’m used to, and made a few new, fancy friends. (I promised not to name names but we all joked around, testing our esoteric car knowledge, and I finally said, “George, if you don’t have a clue, you’re looney!”) This concorso, started 1929, was held to only about 50 extraordinary cars.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti; 1925 Alfa Romeo RL Normale; 1973 Alpine Renault A110; 1932 Aston Martin; 1951 Pegaso Z-102; 1937 Bentley 4.5 liter; 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1 convertible Freestone and Webb; 1962 Facel Vega Facel II; new Rolls Royce; 1954 Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta by Pinin Farina.
This low volume French car was a competitor to Porsche and more than held its own. Fiberglass body panels bonded to a backbone frame, and a turbo V6. More details here. With only 37% of its weight over the front wheels, this rear engined car was capable of 6 sec. 0-60 mph and 150 mph. Very pretty four-seater. Asking $28,900 for this car. This particular car was featured in “Bring a Trailer.”