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Villa d´Este 2015

Villa d´Este 2015

The guys from BMW Classic

The guys from BMW Classic

The trophies

The trophies

BMW Art Car Display with the Calder CSL in front

BMW Art Car Display with the Calder CSL in front

Model at the Parade

Model at the Parade

018 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider Zagato 1932 s/n 2211052 - David Sydorick (US)

018 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider Zagato 1932 s/n 2211052 - David Sydorick (US)

038 Pegaso Cupula Coupé Enasa 1952 s/n 0102-150-0121 - Evert Louwman (NL)

038 Pegaso Cupula Coupé Enasa 1952 s/n 0102-150-0121 - Evert Louwman (NL)

052 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta 1950 s/n 0064M - Clive Beecham (GB)

052 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta 1950 s/n 0064M - Clive Beecham (GB)

052 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta 1950 s/n 0064M - Clive Beecham (GB)

052 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta 1950 s/n 0064M - Clive Beecham (GB)

 

Cernobbio, 22nd - 24th of May, 2015  

Just one week after the Mille Miglia Italy saw its second major event for classic cars with the Concorso d´Eleganza at the Villa d´Este at the Lago di Como. What the former is for the drivers of high profile cars of the classic era is the later within the concours scene, both based on a prestigious historic event and very well established as a classic interpretation over the last decades.


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Few other concours feature an equal niveau both in the setting and the cars on show and aside the major concours in the US a Best in Show award or the public award Coppa d´Oro at the grand hotel is still amongst the most prestigious honours a car could get. Again in nine classes and the concept car class established by BMW 58 cars were lined up both at the main day at the Villa d´Este and the public day at the Villa Erba to a record crowd. Being restricted in space mainly at the name giving venue on Saturday the field is of a reasonable size leaving enough time to enjoy the details of every car during the day compared to other shows that impress with the sheer number of cars. The classes featured both the traditional examples of the coach built era before and after the war but just opened itself to the early 1970s attracting design icons coming more into focus during the last years. This can also be seen in the fact that the jury at the Concorso d’Eleganza has always been more open to the post-war and race car examples as candidates for the BoS compared to the more traditional concours awards of French and Italian design of the 1930s in the US like the last years winning Maserati 450S in the Maserati centenary year.

This year the classes were chosen as the following  

Class A – Flamboyance in Motion, the pre-war coach built luxury

The 1920s and 1930s were the heydays of the coach built era when the manufacturers provided chassis to the wealthy enthusiasts enabling them to fulfil their dream of individuality having a body designed by the numerous large and small coachbuilders to their own taste. In small series and one-offs some of the best designs were created in this era and this year’s event showed very different concepts. The oldest car on display was the Farman A6B Coupé de Ville by Million Guiet. Inspired from the aviation by Voisin the Farman brothers started their automobile production after WWI and over the next years just over 120 cars were produced leaving them a rather small episode in the history books. With only a handful of cars surviving to the present day a Farman is a rather rare car to be seen on a concours and the A6B is a typical example of the time the wealthy motorist was sitting in a comfortable passenger compartment driven by a chauffeur sitting in the open front. Whereas today leather is sold as the luxury interior at that time the rather robust material was reserved to the employee as the gentlemen where comforted on more refined materials. The Farman featured a full cocktail cabinet, picnic accessories and the flacon for the lady and the superb presentation convinced the jury to award this car not only with the mention of honor as the runner up in its class but also the Fiva trophy of the best preserved pre-war car.

Winner of the class was the complete other extreme of this era, the ultimate drivers car, the Mercedes-Benz 540K special roadster. The supercharged straight-eight was the best available in this era and the flamboyant 2-seater body was the most lavish choice within the program of the in house Sindelfingen body-styles in the catalogue. The special roadster is always a contender for the awards as the few examples built are usually in very prominent collections and superbly presented, this car formerly in the Bernie Ecclestone collection was no exception and a deserved winner of the class. But this was not the only Mercedes in the class as one of the Grand Mercedes, the type 770K was represented as well by a superb Cabriolet D. Unfortunately these cars are mainly associated with the Nazi-regime as most of those cars were ordered by the former government, the car on show was formerly part both of the Imperial Palace and the Blackhawk collection before its return to Europe.

Further cars in the class were the wonderful Isotta Fraschini A8SS, a Pierce Arrow and the Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina.

 

Class B – Antidepressants, pre-war sports cars which defied the great depression

With the great depression the diversity of manufacturers was separated in those companies that survived and the lot of small companies that faded away. Just a few years earlier the most important races saw the light of day with the 24h of Le Mans and the Mille Miglia in Italy and the marques represented in this class could be unsurprisingly found in the winners lists of those races. Most important marque of the early 1930s was without doubt Alfa Romeo and the Jano designed 8C model both in 2.3 and 2.9 litre configuration are the most sought after pre-war sports cars today. The car on show is one of the short chassis Zagato spiders from the famous Zagato collection of David Sydorick. Acquired more than a decade ago this example was superbly restored and extensively used by Sydorick in numerous driving events like the 8C Tour in the US and just recently won the Best of Show award at the Amelia Island Concours. To make things short the car also won its class at the Lake Como and was lined up with the other class winners at the terrace of the Grand Hotel during the final award dinner to remain in the spotlight when the Trofeo BMW Group, the Best of Show was announced giving this car its second major award within a few weeks.

Runner up in the class was the Mercedes-Bent 380 Special Roadster, the small brother of the 540K. Also a straight-eight with 4 litre supercharged the car featured not an in-house design but a special roadster by Erdmann&Rossi specially designed for Prince von Schaumburg-Lippe and driven on the Germany Rally, today part of a prominent Erdmann&Rossi collection. But Mercedes also won on the Italian long distance race at the Mille Miglia with the SSK in the hand of Carraciola, the short chassis version of the straight-six designed by Ferdinand Porsche. In Como one of the long chassis Tourer versions was on display with the 710 SS. Talking about the MM also brings the first winners to mind, the O.M (Officine Meccanice) based in Brescia. Today the racing versions of the O.M. traditionally open the MM Storico and the car on display was a very elegant version by Carrozzeria Castagna, the class was rounded off by a Delahaye 125 M of Figoni&Falaschi.

 

Class C- Phantom Story. The Rolls-Royce Phantom through the ages

Being a marque of the BMW Group today the Rolls-Royce name is always present at the Concorso d´Eleganza, this year with an own class dedicated to the long and successful story of the Phantom model. Just as today the Phantom in 6 series was always the top model of the range and many models are associated to the wealthy and royals all over the world. The oldest car in the class was the Phantom I produced in Springfield/Massachusetts when Rolls Royce set up a plant in the US to avoid the high import taxes of the day. This Roadster by Murphy in striking yellow was a gift to a New York Theatre actress by her husband who even had a wall in his house removed to present this car under the Christmas tree in 1929. Last seen at Pebble Beach in 2011 where it won its class the Roadster was awarded runner up in the class behind the Phantom III DHC by Vanvooren. Completely different in appearance with more restrained elegance this was winner of the class.

The name Rolls-Royce is certainly very close to the British Royal Family as most of their state and private limousines are from RR. The Phantom IV was only built in 17 units and no less than five of them were delivered to the Royal Family, the example on display was the personal transport of Princess Margaret showing the Royal emblem on the roof. The Phantom was produced as in two further series to 1978 and the display featured one of each model series.

 

Class D – Made to Measure, the final flowering of the coach built coupe

After the WW the mass production with series coachwork took over and the coachbuilders and designers of this era had to change from single production of special bodies to the design of smaller and larger series, especially the Italian coachbuilders of Touring, Zagato and Pininfarina come to mind. Not only the Italian marques took over the design ideas of them but also American, German and British companies had some cars designed by them.

One of the most spectacular cars of the concours could be found in this class with the Pegaso Cupula designed by Enasa. Few cars can claim the title “show car” as this could and not few were convinced that this might be a worthy contender for the Best of Show award. Originally displayed at the World Motor Show in New York this striking yellow Coupe featured a glass back, chromed side pipes and above all red-wall-tyres. The car was just restored into this configuration as seen in New York and brought to Como by the Louwman Collection of the Netherlands. With contrasting green interior this was the show stopper and not surprisingly the car was awarded with the kids’ choice award being the favourite of the younger public. But unfortunately the car was not eligible for the top award as the class judges have chosen one of the Ferrari for the class award leaving the Pegaso the mention of honour. But with three of the ultra-rare Pegaso at concours the Spanish marque will be still very well remembered for this year’s concours.

No less than two Ferrari by Vignale were displayed alongside the Pegaso and the 250 GT Europa once owned by the Belgium Princess Lilliana de Rethy took the class award. Being a regular to this year’s concours scene the small elegant coupe was already shown at the Cavallino Classics were it won BoS and a few weeks later at Amelia Island before making his trip to Europe. It was joined by an earlier 212 Vignale Berlinetta (0267EU) that was brought over by top restorer Paul Russell for its owner who also owns the matching right hand example of this type in the colours of the Portuguese taxis. Acquired in unrestored barn find condition in 2011 at the Amelia Island Auction of RM this example was superbly restored since shown at Pebble and now at Como where it won the price for the most sensitive restoration.

One of the most prestigious coachbuilder of this era is Zagato and aside Pininfarina one of the few who survived to the present day as seen in the concept car classes. Zagato was not only popular in Italy but also in the UK where Zagato is linked in particular to Aston Martin. But Zagato also built other models and Como featured a one-off on base of the Jaguar XK140. Although not having the typical double bubble roof the design is unmistaken Zagato and apart from the Jaguar front this is very close to the design on the Ferrari 250 TdF models. Featuring a brown velvet and burl interior and the British racing green paint this is a great combination of Italian design and British presentation, the car was seen last year at the Hampton Court Concours in London.

Italian Collector Corrado Lopresto brought over his nice unrestored Osca 1600 GT by Touring and the class was rounded off by a Chrysler SS and an Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS both by Ghia

 

Class E – Gentlemen´s Racers – Speed meets post-war style

Class E was dedicated to the post-war stars of the coach built era, the most spectacular sports and race cars of the 1950s. When looking on the action results and the collections of the major players in the concours scene these examples are the stars on the scene. In a time when the wealthy gentlemen raced their cars on the weekend and drove them home afterwards some of the most elegant designs were created, especially in Italy and it is not a surprise that apart from the Touring bodied Pegaso all representatives of the class came from Ferrari, Maserati and Fiat.

The star of this class was without doubt the Ferrari 166MM Touring Barchetta (0064M). The “small boat” is one of the purest designs by Touring ever finding its way on a Ferrari and a 2.5 litre version of this car was just sold this weekend at RM Sotheby´s auction at the Villa Erba at 6.7 Mio Euro and the car at the concours is even on top of that. Being the first Ferrari owned by Gianni Agnelli this was not ordered in the typical Italian red racing colour but in very stylish two-tone blue over green, certainly the best possible colour combination. Agnelli’s grandson Lapo Elkman was present at the concours Saturday and joined the owner at the award parade in front of the Villa.

Even without knowing the background of the celebrity first owner and the continuous Belgian history at the Garage Francorchamps of Jaques Swaters this car was the crowds’ favourite winning both public awards, the Coppa d´Oro at the Villa d´Este and the Trofeo BMW Group Italia at the Villa Erba. But not exactly in concours condition the jury had the difficult choice how to judge patina against a fresh restoration to the highest standards. Most severe was this question when comparing the two Ferrari 250 GT in the class, one a totally original LWB Berlinetta TdF (0723GT) with continuous Finish history and a lot of patina and on the other side a perfect 250 GT SWB (3367GT) that was just restored in midnight-blue over red interior to the taste of its owner.

At the end the Agnelli 166 MM became runner up behind one of two Zagato bodied Maserati. On one side the early A6 1500 S with a very high glass roof and on the other side the later A6 G2000 with a more stylish low roof. Restored in time for the centenary class of Maserati at Pebble Beach last year chassis 2124 was awarded with the class award at Como to be one of the contenders for the BoS. When talking about Italian race cars the marque Fiat does not come to mind at first hand. Although many cars at the Mille Miglia were based on cheap Fiat drive trains Fiat just once took up the challenge against Ferrari and Maserati with the 2-litre 8V. The car in Como was designed by Vignale and has some period MM history and one of the many rarities at the Villa d´Este.

 

Class F – Hollywood on the Lake, convertibles for a grand entrance at Villa d´Este

Whereas the coupés were favoured by many for the racing purposes the convertibles were the more glamorous choice for the wealthy playboy in California or the Cote d´Azure.

If one asks what is a typical for the Villa d´Este concours the first coming to mind is the Ferrari 250 GT California Spider. There was rarely an edition in the last years without showcasing on of the open Ferrari of the late 1950s. Named after its targeted market at the American west coast the California was actually the cheapest version of the convertible with a spartan cockpit and roof compared to the more luxurious versions of the Pininfarina Cabriolets. Just as the Porsche Speedster with the same purpose the California Spider today is the most sought after version both in short and long wheelbase variants. The car in Como (1057GT) was the earlier long version based on the TdF chassis as seen in class E and with the more popular covered headlights configuration giving it a sportier look compared to the open headlights. During the 1990s the car was in the typical red and could be seen from time to time in Stuttgart parked roadside by its owner back then, now it is restored in a very stylish combination of grey metallic over tan.

When thinking about the Lancia Aurelia the B24 Convertible comes to mind but already a year earlier Pininfarina built a spider on the B52. Inspired by a jet at the front this car was displayed at the 1953 Geneva Motor Show. More recently the car was sold in Monterey by RM in 2014 and won its class at this year concours.

As mentioned earlier one does rarely see a Pegaso, not to think of three at the same venue. After the special display at the Retromobile earlier this year Como did not just feature the Cupula and the Touring Berlinetta but also the Saoutchik Cabriolet in class f. Very interesting is the comparison of the French and the Italian design on this chassis and one has to admit that the Saoutchik version looks more vintage than the timeless design of Touring.

In this period BMW also produced one of its most prestigious models ever, the BMW 507. Built as opponent of the Mercedes 300 SL Roadster the Graf Goertz designed Bavarian was long time in the shadow of its counterpart with the three pointed star, just to get its recognition to be the rarer car lately. Celebrities like Elvis Presley owned one but the car on show even has a Mille Miglia history as indicated by its starting number, the starting time of 5:25am at the very last Italian road race from Brescia to Rome and back.

The class was rounded off by an Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Pinin Farina and the small yet elegant Cisitalia 202 SC Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina.

 

Class G – GT man has arrived. Interpretations of opulence

As mentioned before this year concours took the theme well into the 1970s and class G was one of these classes. Whereas many of the convertibles and coupes of the previous eras featured some sportive genes the cars of this class featured a more luxurious approach to the theme.

The two winners of the class could not be more different, on one side the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible and on the other side the Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona. Unlike the previous models the Daytona was not a race car in the common sense anymore apart from some specially developed Competition versions but a more refined cruiser taking the design from Pininfarina into the 1970s.

The rival of Ferrari in the 1960s in the GT class was also Aston Martin and just like Ferrari developed more into the luxurious market Aston did as well. Originally designed by Touring the DB4 started the GT line highlighted by the DB5 as known from the James Bond movies. Presenter Simon Kidston introduced the car at Como as “James Bond on holidays” as the DB5 was also produced in a convertible version. Today on of the rarest Astons the DB5 was the last car before the name “Volante” was introduced for the open versions.

One of the strangest car in Como was the Panther Six of 1976. In this F1 season the Tyrell P34 surprised the world with the 6-wheel concept that was also shown on this design study of Panther featuring a huge 600hp engine and a top speed of 320 km/h. Apparently two examples were built and the car in Como was surrounded by many people all day long.

A little bit less exciting was the Rolls-Royce Camargue, the coupé was certainly well in the theme of the luxurious GT cars but not few did not really see a concours car in its lines.

 

Class H – How fast is fast enough, mid and rear-engined supercars from the disco era

What was shown in the earlier years of Formula 1 with the revolution from the front to the rear-engined design started in the sports cars of the 1960s and 1970s as well.

The first car arguable called supercar by the press was the Lamborghini Miura SV that should change the way people see a sportscar. The low Bertone designed V12 defined the sports car for the years to come. Up to the present day Lamborghini is the more aggressive opponent of Ferrari based on the vision of Ferruccio Lamborghini to compete against the prancing horse. Without the race heritage the former tractor manufacturer had to impress the enthusiasts with a more radical approach to the theme and today the Miura is one of the most iconic cars of its era. The appearance of Lamborghini in the 1970s is also underlined by the colours usually seen on these cars, many of them in bright yellow, light green or orange contrasting the common Italian red. The Miura on display was a final SV version and shown first at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971 and a very rare right hand example and the deserving winner of the class.

Following the Miura was the even more radical design of the Countach. The early LP400 was the purest of the designs before spoilers were added in the later versions. Named after the position of its engine (longitudinale postoriore = longitudinal rearward) the LP400 has become a real collectors car in recent years showing the interest of the market in the 1970s sports cars. This can also be seen by the Porsche 911 2.7 RS with the “ducktail”, the spoiler characteristic for this version of the 911. Just as the Countach the 2.7 RS just hit the Million Dollar at the recent auctions.

But certainly BMW did show one of their own creations as well as the M1 perfectly fits into this category. Although not as exotic as the Countach the M1 became famous as a race version in the pro series when famous racers drove against each other in the single marque race class.

The class was rounded off by the AMX/3 by Bizzarrini.

 

Class I – two seats against the stopwatch – classic sports racers

The last of the classic car classes was dedicated to race cars of different eras and concepts. Oldest and most exciting car in the class was the Maserati Tipo 60/61 Birdcage nicknamed by is filigree tube frame. The prototype of the Tipo 60 (2451) was later converted to Tipo 61 specification and features an aerodynamic rear as raced by the Camoradi Team in the American racing colours at Le Mans. Several years ago this car returned to the La Mans classic and was chasing the Le Mans winning Aston Martin DBR1 all night around the track. After its last change in ownership the car will be less seen in vintage racing but at demonstration runs and at the concours. Its next appearances will be in Vernasca up the hill and at Bensberg for the German Concours. Certainly one could debate whether race cars like the Birdcage have their place at a concours but considering the Best of Show of last year’s Maserati 450S it follows a strong tradition in Como. The car was awarded best in class and one of the public favourites beside the 166 MM.

Completely different from the Birdcage in its appearance was the second placed McLaren M1-A. Whereas the Maserati tried to succeed due to its refined chassis the McLaren was entered in the CanAm series where the cars had huge engine power. The McLaren was powered by a big bore American V8 and once featured in an Elvis Presley movie. As the car was presented by Austrian Restorer Egon Zweimüller the story was easy to tell due to his haircut similar to Elvis. Zweimüller also took advantage of the huge power output of the McLaren and proved that one could paint black stripes even on a red carpet with a feisty start at the Sunday’s winners’ parade in front of the jury.

Two years after the prototype was shown at the Villa d´Este this year one of the “production” Ferrari 206 S was shown. The small two-litre engined Drogo Spider is very much a smaller version of the famous 330 P3. With just 20 units built the small racer was ideal suited for hill climbs and twisty road at the Targa Florio. Unfortunately the car on show (016) refused to start on Saturday missing the winners’ parade but screamed again on Sunday applauded by the grand stands.

The class was round off by the Lancia Stratos in Alitalia livery as used in the Rally championship.  


The concept car classes


Aside the classic cars BMW reinvented the concept car classes to represent the original intention of the concours, to showcase the latest development in design. This was also the reason for the change in the event date from the earlier April weekend that collided with the Chinese Motor Show in Shanghai. Now on a free weekend several manufacturers showed their latest creations including the all new Bentley EXP10, the Aston Martin DBX the Magna Mila Plus. Zagato and Touring on the other hand are coming back to the days when they produce very small series and one-off for wealthy clients rather than mass production design as most manufacturers feature an in-house design department today. Touring presented the Ferrari based Berlinetta Lusso whereas the Maserati Mosto by Zagato made its first public appearance at the Villa d´Este. More exotic was the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003C, a purpose built race car for the long distance classic at the Nürburgring, the 24h.

Finally it was the Bentley taking the public vote, surprisingly a British car at an Italian concours.

So the 2015 edition was another great year for the history books. Fortunate with the weather the concours at the best possible location showcased several sensational cars spanning 5 decades. Three Pegaso, the wonderful Ferrari 166 MM and the quartet of pre-war Mercedes-Benz alone was worth the travel. Finally the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider was a deserved winner, maybe not as glamorous as some of the other cars but it combined the racing heritage, the top marque of its era and the right coachwork.

The concours also tends to become more modern with the supercars from the 1970s also attracting a younger public. Some purists might criticize this but if those in the 1960 would have thought the same way the line-up would be still restricted to the pre-war coach built era. And as the Concorso d´Eleganza always was a little bit ahead of its time compared to the American shows (were a coach built Ferrari just won last year compared to Como many years before) it will be interested to see whether others will follow

Report & images ... Peter & Wolfgang Singhof
www.ClassicCarPhotography.de 



Class A - Flamboyance in motion – Pre-war coachbuilt luxury

002 Farman A6B 1925 - Petr Turek (CZ)

004 Isotta-Fraschini 8A SS 1930 - Karol Pavlů (SK)

006 Pierce-Arrow 1242 1933 - Arnold Kawlath (DE)

008 Lancia Astura 3A Serie 1936 s/n 33-3369- Giuseppe Bruni (IT)

010 Mercedes-Benz 770K 1937 s/n 85260 - Mikhail Opengeym (RU)

012 Mercedes-Benz 540 K 1937  s/n 154086 - Michael Kaufmann (AT)


Class B - Antidepressants – pre-war sports cars which defied the great depression

014 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS 1930 s/n 36257 - Andreas Franz Pohl (DE)

016 OM Superba 665 SSMM 1931 s/n 665108 - Silvia Nicolis (IT)

018 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 1932 s/n 2211052 - David Sydorick (US)

020 Mercedes-Benz 380 1933 s/n 95289  - Saulius Karosas (DE)

022 Delahaye 135 M 1946 - Jacques Dayez (FR)


Class C - Phantom story – The Rolls-Royce Phantom through the ages

024 Rolls-Royce Phantom I 1929 - Robert Matteucci (US)

026 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental 1933 - Livio Cossutti (IT)

028 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 1937 - Sir Anthony Bamford (GB)

030 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV 1954 s/n 4BP7 - Norbert Seeger (LT)

032 Rolls-Royce Phantom V 1962 - Bernd Pischetsrieder (DE)

034 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI 1971 - Brett Gage (ZA)


Class D - Made to Measure – The final flowering of the coachbuilt coupé

036 Ferrari 212 Europa 1952 s/n 0267EU - Bradley Calkins (US)

038 Pegaso Cupula 1952  s/n 0102-150-0121 - Evert Louwman (NL)

040 Chrysler SS 1953 - Jan Dyck (BE)

042 Ferrari 250 GT Europa 1954 s/n 0359GT - Jaime Muldoon (MX)

044 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS 1954  s/n AR1900C*01742 - Bob White (US)

046 Jaguar XK 140 1957 s/n 814537 - William Pope (US)

048 Osca 1600 GT 1961  s/n 014 - Corrado Lopresto (IT)


Class E - Gentlemens racers – Speed meets post-war style

050 Maserati A6 1500 S 1946s/n 052  - Jürgen Phiesel (DE)

052 Ferrari 166 MM 1950 s/n 0064M- Clive Beecham (GB)

054 Fiat 8V Vignale Berlinetta 1954  106-000052 - Guido Avandero (IT)

056 Pegaso Z-102  Coupé Touring 1954  s/n 102-150-0153 - Jan De Reu (BE)

058 Maserati A6G/2000 1956 s/n 2124 - Jim Utaski (US)

060 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Competizione TdF 1957 s/n 0723GT - Ilkka Brotherus (FI)

062 Ferrari 250 GT SWB 1962 s/n 3367GT - Nigel Allen (UK)


Class F - Hollywood on the Lake – Convertibles for a grand entrance at Villa d'Este
064 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S 1946  s/n 915.169 - Christoph Ohrstrum (US)

066 Cisitalia 202 SC GS 1952 s/n 183SC - Leo Schigiel (US)

068 Lancia Aurelia B52 1953  s/n B52-1052 - Orin Smith (US)

070 Pegaso Z-102 1954 s/n 0102-153-0136 - Fritz Kaiser (DE)

072 BMW 507 BMW 1957 s/n 70032 - Peter Mülder (DE)

074 Ferrari 250 GT California 1958 s/n (1057GT) - Staffan Wittmark (SE)

 

Class G - GT man has arrived – Interpretations of opulence

076 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 1961 - Fred Kriz (MC)

078 Aston Martin DB5 1966  s/n DB5C/1919/L - Heiko Seekamp (DE)

080 Ferrari 365 GTS / 4 Daytona Spider 1972 s/n 15297 - Detlev Hübner (DE)

082 Panther Six Roadster 1976  - Albert Fellner (AT)

084 Rolls-Royce Camargue 1979 - Lívia Firt-Gutová (CZ)


Class H - How fast is fast enough – Mid and rear-engined supercars from the disco era

086 American Motor Corporation AMX/3 1970 - Jürgen M. Wilms (DE)

088 Lamborghini Miura SV 1971 s/n 4812 - Graham Robertson (GB)

090 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 1973 - Marco Betocchi (IT)

092 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 1976  s/n 1120210 - Albert Spiess (CH)

094 BMW M1 1980 - Juan Felipe García (DE)


Class I - Two Seats Against the Stopwatch – Classic sports racers

096 Maserati 60/61 "Birdcage" 1959 s/n 2451 - Andreas Mohringer (AT)

098 McLaren M1-A 1964  - Egon Zweimüller (AT)

100 Ferrari Dino 206 S 1966 s/n 016 - Andreas Schlaewicke (DE)

102 Lancia Stratos 1976 s/n 829ARO-001580  - Stefano Macaluso (IT)


Concept Cars & Prototypes
C02 Bentley EXP 10 Speed Six 2015 - Bentley Motors

C04 Berlinetta Touring Berlinetta Lusso 2015  s/n 194095 - Touring Superleggera

C06 Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003C 2015 s/n 001 - Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus

C08 Magna Magna Mila Plus 2015 - Magna Steyr

C10 Aston Martin DBX Concept 2015 - Aston Martin

C12 Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 2014 - Automobili Lamborghini

C14 Zagato “Mostro” Powered By Maserati 2015 - Thomas Rutishauser (CH)


Trofeo BMW Group
Best in Show by the Jury
018 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 1932 s/n 2211052 - David Sydorick (US)

Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este
Best of Show by Public Referendum at Villa d’Este
052 Ferrari 166 MM 1950 s/n 0064M- Clive Beecham (GB)

Trofeo BMW Group Italia
By Public Referendum at Villa Erba
052 Ferrari 166 MM 1950 s/n 0064M - Clive Beecham (GB)

Trofeo BMW Group Ragazzi
By Young People’s Referendum (until the age of 16)
038 Pegaso Cupula 1952  - Evert Louwman (NL)

Class Winners and Mention of Honor

Class A Flamboyance in motion – Pre-war coachbuilt luxury
Class Winner 
012 Mercedes-Benz 540 K 1937 - Michael Kaufmann (AT)

Mention of Honor

002 Farman A6B 1925 - Petr Turek (CZ)

Class B Antidepressants – pre-war sports cars which defied the great depression
Class Winner 
018 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 1932 s/n 2211052 - David Sydorick (US)

Mention of Honor
020 Mercedes-Benz 380 1933 - Saulius Karosas (DE)

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Class C Phantom story – The Rolls-Royce Phantom through the ages
Class Winner
028 Rolls-Royce Phantom II 1937 - Sir Anthony Bamford (GB)

Mention of Honor
024 Rolls-Royce Phantom I 1929 - Robert Matteucci (US)


Class D Made to Measure – The final flowering of the coachbuilt coupé
Class Winner
042 Ferrari 250 GT Europa 1954 s/n 0359GT - Jaime Muldoon (MX)

Mention of Honor
038 Pegaso Cupula 1952  - Evert Louwman (NL)


Class E Gentlemens racers – Speed meets post-war style
Class Winner
058 Maserati A6G/2000 1956 s/n 2124 - Jim Utaski (US)

Mention of Honor
052 Ferrari 166 MM 1950 s/n 0064M- Clive Beecham (GB)


Class F Hollywood on the Lake – Convertibles for a grand entrance at Villa d'Este
Class Winner
068 Lancia Aurelia B52 1953 - Orin Smith (US)

Mention of Honor
074 Ferrari 250 GT California 1958 s/n (1057GT) - Staffan Wittmark (SE)


Class G
GT man has arrived – Interpretations of opulence
Class Winner
080 Ferrari 365 GTS / 4 Daytona Spider 1972 s/n 15297 - Detlev Hübner (DE)


Mention of Honor
076 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 1961 - Fred Kriz (MC)


Class H How fast is fast enough – Mid and rear-engined supercars from the disco era
Class Winner
088 Lamborghini Miura SV 1971 - Graham Robertson (GB)

Mention of Honor
092 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 1976  - Albert Spiess (CH)

 

Class I Two Seats Against the Stopwatch – Classic sports racers

Class Winner
096 Maserati 60/61 "Birdcage" 1959 s/n 2451 - Andreas Mohringer (AT)



Trofeo FIVA
To the best preserved pre war-car
002 Farman A6B 1925 - Petr Turek (CZ)


Trofeo ASI
To the best preserved post war-car
092 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 1976  - Albert Spiess (CH)

Trofeo BMW Group Classic
For the most sensitive restoration by the Jury
036 Ferrari 212 Europa 1952 s/n 0267EU - Bradley Calkins (US)

Trofeo Rolls-Royce
To the most elegant Rolls-Royce by the Jury
076 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 1961 - Fred Kriz (MC)

Trofeo Vranken Pommery
To the best iconic car by the Jury
090 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 1973 - Marco Betocchi (IT)

Trofeo Foglizzo
The best interior design by the Jury
064 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S 1946 - Christoph Ohrstrum (US)

Trofeo Roeckl
For the best overall appearance of car, driver and passenger by the Jury
010 Mercedes-Benz 770K 1937 - Mikhail Opengeym (RU)

Trofeo Auto & Design
To the most exciting design by the Jury
038 Pegaso Cupula 1952  - Evert Louwman (NL)

Trofeo Automobile Club di Como
To the car driven from farthest away
004 Isotta-Fraschini 8A SS 1930 - Karol Pavlů (SK)

Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes
C02 Bentley EXP 10 Speed Six 2015 - Bentley Motors