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June 26, 2019

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 – A Photo Overview

by Mike

I met Zoltan Papp in Italy this past April. He is a photographer of, and writer about, classic cars. Zoltan lives in Hungary and he traveled back to Italy for the recent Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. He was kind enough to share these photos with My Car Quest.

Photos and captions by Zoltan Papp

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Ralph Lauren and his 1938 Bugatti, 57SC Atlantic, Coupé – Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este – Best of Show (The Car Not The Owner)

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Two different body styles for the Maserati A6G’s. The car in the right built for Juan Perón at Zagato, the other made by Carrozzeria Frua. Behind them a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider.

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Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti, 1961. The winner of the “Prancing Horse vs Trident” Class

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Maserati A6G/54, 1955. This car was shown on the 1955 Geneva Motor Show.

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Ferrari 212 Export, 1951. Just 27 examples built in 1951-52 and only seven of them wear Touring Barchetta body.

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Special Wendler-bodied BMW 328 Sport Cabriolet from 1937

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Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer, 1928 with boattail body by Jarvis. Henry Royce personally tested this car before delivering it to the owner, the Maharaja of Kashmir.

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The synonym of wealth in the 1920s: the Isotta-Fraschini. This car has a Castagna bodywork and cost more than any Duesenberg or Packard when launched.

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The very first Lamborghini, the Scaglione designed 350 GTV of 1963.

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Reutter-bodied Porsche 356A Speedster and Jaguar XKSS, one of 16 built.

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Distinctive lines of Lamborghini 350 GTV. The sleek and flat body could not originally accept the V12 engine, there was a year delay of manufacturing due to body conversations by Touring.

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Maserati A6G/54 GT, 1956.

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The oldest participants of the Concorso: Mercedes-Benz 680S, Hispano-Suiza H6B, Isotta-Fraschini 8A and Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental.

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Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport, 1931: the masterpiece of Vittorio Jano.

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Villa Erba view with two Maserati and a Ferrari. In the background, two Bentleys and two Talbot-Lagos.

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Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, Fiat 8V, Porsche 356 A, Jaguar XKSS.

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Ferrari 212 Export before the jury.

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Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic, as seen the whole weekend: in a ring of photographers.

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The Isotta-Fraschini 8A and its Spanish owner goes to the judges.

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The winner of the “Kings of the Road” class, the Saoutchik-bodied Mercedes-Benz 680S.

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Only 25 examples built, this is in 1937: the Lagonda LG45 Rapide.

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Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France and Bandini 750 Siluro in the park.

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The best overall appearance of car, driver and passenger prize awarded by the Jury for the MG Magnette K3 Sports Roadster.

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Aston Martin celebration with DB4 SS, DB4 Convertible and DBS.

Shelby Cobra post card

Shelby Cobra

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Sporty little dwarf for the 1938 Mille Miglia, the Fiat 508 CS MM.

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Maserati A6G/54, 1955. One of the three Maseratis competing Ferraris in the “Prancing Horse vs Trident” class.

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Jaguar Mark VII, 1951. Just three coupe prototypes built in the Stabilimenti Farina workshops.

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Ferrari Dino 166P/206P, 1965. The car has two different engines in its career, that’s for the doubled name.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental, 1933. The Sedanca Drophead Coupé body made by Gurney Nutting.

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The Mercedes-Benz usually made the bodies itself for its luxury cars in Sindelfingen, like this 540K Cabriolet A.

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One of the two Lamborghini 350 GTS ever built – won its class.

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Lamborghini 350 GTV, 350 GT, 350 GTS and the last Touring-bodied car in the sixties, the 400 GT Flying Star II.

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Lamborghini Miura SV, 1972. One of 150 produced.

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Taking a look to the Lamborghini Miura SV. Without the first series’s “eyelashes”, the design is less striking.

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The oldest member of the Aston Martin class, the 2 Litri Sports “Spa Replica” from 1948.

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Lancia Sibilo – prototype of the Bertone studio, designed by Marcello Gandini, and a Ferrari 250 LM in stradale form.

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Talbot-Lago T14 LS, 1956. Rare example of the Letourneur et Marchand bodied cars.

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Jaguar XK120 from 1949, still with its original aluminium body.

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Parade of the cars before the crowd, here is an Aston Martin DB4 Convertible.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith, 1938. The two-door body is made in Germany, at he Erdmann & Rossi factory.

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Once again the Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic. Really looks like the one of the most valuable cars in the world.

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Ferrari 500 Superfast, 1964. Luxury, sportiness and exclusivity guaranteed.

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This Aston Martin DBS is the proper one from the series called “The Persuaders” with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis.

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The first example of the Lamborghini 350 GT series production.

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The first of all Lamborghini cars: the 350 GTV, penned by Franco Scaglione.

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A very rare example of the racing Ferraris: this 250 LM has “gullwing” roof panels and electric windows.

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Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France before the Jury.

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Only 16 built of a Jaguar XKSS. Probably the most famous owner was Steve McQueen.

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Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori, a.k.a Siata. The 208S is built on a Fiat 8V chassis.

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This Jaguar XK120 is spent its whole life in Switzerland and gathered some racing successes too.

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Comments

  1. Grifo4me says

    Great show and setting, love the Maserati’s. That white 250LM with the plastic rear window is really cool, I think that was the only one made with that type of rear window. I believe the car was never raced just driven on the street.

  2. Amazing photos, Mike, it was almost as good as being there! Love the Lamborghini prototype, and as Mike C. said, all the glorious Maserati’s.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just fabulous pictures. Thank you for your enthusiasm and steady hand on the shutter. A real joy.

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