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Peninsula Classics "Best of the Best" Again Awarded to Cavallino Classic's Pick


 

Mr. Tom Peck's 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti, the Best of Show at Cavallino 2020, won the year's Peninsula Classics "Best of the Best" Award.

It is the third time that a car winning the Best of Show at Cavallino is honored with this prestigious award. In 2012, Cavallino won with the Best of Show 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, and in 2019 with the 1958 Ferrari 355 Sport -- making this year's award a two-years-in-a-row success!

The 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza was chosen from a selection of stunning ‘Best of Show’ winners from the most prestigious Concours around the world. It is a Ferrari with a long racing history debuting with a 2 litre motor at the San Marino Grand Prix in June 1954 bringing the highest place on the podium to the Scuderia Ferrari. Its story of victories lasts till the early 60s.

The car then spent the next 50 years disassembled, even though its chassis, body, engine, and gearbox were all carefully preserved in a small San Francisco warehouse. In 2016 a complete restoration of car started. The vintage certification team at Ferrari Classiche in Maranello was also helpful in piecing together the early racing career of the car while campaigned by Ferrari.

The vehicle’s livery was restored to that which it sported in its first Carrera Panamericana race in 1954. Once fully restored, the 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza won the Enzo Ferrari Award at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, before winning the Best of Show at Cavallino 29th Edition in 2020.

Other award finalists had been:

  • 1969 Porsche 917 KH Coupé, coachwork by the Factory.
    2020 Best of Show, Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace.
  • 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider, coachwork by Zagato.
    2020 Best of Show, Salon Privé.
  • 1929 Duesenberg Model J Town Limousine, coachwork by Murphy.
    2020 Best of Show, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.


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