Concours on the Ave in Carmel

Concours on the Ave in Carmel – Monterey 2016

Day 1 of Monterey Car Week; We did not bring a car to California this year, which is much easier in terms of logistics, though not quite as much fun. I do like having a car in the show. Regardless, our first event of Monterey Car Week 2016 was Concours on the Ave in Carmel-by-the-Sea; a lovely concours presenting multi marques 1940 thru 1973, with Porsche and Ferrari thru 1989.

The event has become a splendid kick-off to Monterey Car Week, and one of my favorite concourses. The variety and quality of cars parked along Ocean Ave and onto some of the side streets in downtown Carmel is excellent.  It is also one of the few free car shows of the week. No surprise that Concours on the Ave is well-attended, and for many is the first car event of Monterey Car Week.

What a nice mix of vintage cars in top order. Take a look…

Cars of Concours on the Ave

red Ferrari - concours on the ave carmel

On the stroll in to Carmel-by-the-Sea, this little gem was peaking out under a walkway

 

bowlus road chief - concours on the ave carmel

interior bowlus road chief - concours on the ave carmel

Bowlus Road Chief Aluminum Trailer fully outfitted with solar panels, heated floor and a loo

 

Zelectric bus - Concours on the Ave Carmel

Zelectric bus - Concours on the Ave Carmel

Zelelectric Bus – Classic outside, electric inside. Range up to 150 miles per charge, 100+ mph

 

cream/red 1955 Jaguar 3.4L XK140 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1955 Jaguar 3.4L XK140 in original cream/red

 

green 1953 Aston Martin DB2 DHC - Concours on the Ave Carmel

hood of green 1953 Aston Martin DB2 DHC - Concours on the Ave Carmel

rear of green 1953 Aston Martin DB2 DHC - Concours on the Ave Carmel

This 1953 Aston Martin DB2 DHC was purchased new by Laurence John Cadbury of the Cadbury chocolate dynasty

 

white 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III Phase II BJ8 Convertibe - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III Phase II BJ8 Convertibe

 

Cypress Inn - Concours on the Ave Carmel

Cypress Inn in Carmel, co-owned by Doris Day, is base operations for Concours on the Ave

 

crowd on Concours on the Ave Carmel

The crowds roll in early on Ocean Ave

 

red 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera

 

white 1962 Porsche 356 B Super 90 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1962 Porsche 356 B Super 90. This car has factory optional electric sunroof and ‘Rudge’ knock-off road wheels

 

Fjord Green 1953 Dannenhauer & Stauss Cabriolet - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1953 Dannenhauer & Stauss Cabriolet. Approx 55 of these steel bodied, suicide door cabriolets were built between 1950 and 1955. Only 13 are known to still exist. This one is Fjord Green

 

engine of unrestored black 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua - Concours on the Ave Carmel

rear of unrestored black 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua - Concours on the Ave Carmel

unrestored black 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua; A for Alfieri one of the founding Maserati brothers, 6 for inline 6-cyl motor, and G for Ghia, Italian for cast iron, the engine block material. This Gran Sport is 1 of 4 A6Gs built by Frua. It was part of the famous Roger Baillon collection in France that went to auction in 2015

 

blue 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. It sold new for $3998

 

wwhite/red 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL; with 105hp

 

red/black 1966 Fiat Dino Spider - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1966 Fiat Dino Spider. 1966 was the first year of the 2L Fiat Dinos, Coupe and Spider, all because of an agreement signed on 3/1/65 between Fiat and Ferrari so that the latter could homologate a V6 engine for Formula 2. Pinifarina penned the Spider, Bertone the Coupe

 

orange 1967 Iso Grifo GL - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1967 Iso Grifo GL. This is one of five built with a factory-installed sunroof. The car has been owned by the same family for 45 years

 

bee on orange 1967 Iso Grifo GL - Concours on the Ave Carmel

A bee contemplates the backstory of the Iso; Giugiario, Bizzarrini, Bertone, and Chevrolet

 

red/black 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 - Concours on he Ave Carmel

1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432; owned and driven in MA. What the US knew as the Datsun 240Z, Japan knew as the Fairlady Z. However, this Fairlady Z bodyshell hides a faster and different car; a first gen Skyline GT-R DOHC 160hp 5-speed with mag wheels designed by the Prince Motor Co. Approx 420 were made, all right-hand drive

 

blue 1978 Porsche 928 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1978 Porsche 928. This beauty has original paint and interior

blue/tan 1978 Porsche 928 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

blue/tan 1978 Porsche 928 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

blue/tan 1978 Porsche 928 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

blue/tan 1978 Porsche 928 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

engine of blue/tan 1978 Porsche 928 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1978 was the first year of production of the Porsche 928. The early V8 engines had 4.5L and 219 hp

 

silver 1980 Porsche 928 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1980 Porsche 928. Early 928’s had the ‘phone dial’ wheels, 15s and 16s, while most 1980 cars had 16in slotted ‘flat discs’

 

black/black 1993 Porsche 928 GTS - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1993 Porsche 928 GTS, has a 5.4L V8 with 345hp and 3691 lb-ft of torque

 

purple silver 1952 Lagonda 2.6 L DHC - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1952 Lagonda 2.6 L DHC

 

white 1954 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1954 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A; This car was purchased by Brooklyn born Arlo Guthrie of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ fame for his wife while recording in LA in 1970. It was also used with him in the Craig Panorama Inc Stereo Systems ads in the 1970’s

 

black 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

black 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II - Concours on the Ave Carmel

black 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II - Concours on the Ave Carmel

Apparently there was a problem with the brakes, and the Silver Cloud had an unfortunate mishap

 

brown 1962 Bentley S2 Continental Mulliner Coupe - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1962 Bentley S2 Continental Mulliner Coupe. This unrestored Bentley was originally owned by the Dietrich Family , owners of Luden’s Cough Drops and Food Industries of Philadelphia

 

green 1966 Jaguar Mark X - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1966 Jaguar Mark X; Code named ‘Zenith’ and targeted for the US market, Jaguar produced 13,342 cars with their 3.8L XK 6cyl engine, and 5137 more with the bigger 4.2L version

 

green interior of gold 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet - Concours on the Ave Carmel

gold/green 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet; a top speed of 118mph, only 708 300 SE Cabriolets were built

 

black red 1969 Citroen DS 21 Pallas - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1969 Citroen DS 21 Pallas; DS is an abbreviation of desses or goddess, and Pallas, the top of the line, is named after a Greek goddess

 

green/tan 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cabriolet; substantially built by hand, only 1390 280 SE Cabriolets were produced

 

1954 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1954 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe; Engines and drive-lines were sent from Nash in Wisconsin to England for installation in Healey frames, then onto Italy for Pinin Farina fabricated bodies and finish, then back to the US for distribution

 

white/black 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk; only in 1956 is the model powered by a 275hp 352ci Packard V8 with a top speed of 125 mph

 

blue 1958 Chevrolet Corvette - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1958 Chevrolet Corvette; In 1958 the number of ‘teeth’ in the front grille was reduced from an unlucky thirteen to just nine

 

red 1962 Chevrolet Corvette - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1962 Chevrolet Corvette; Some 14,531 C1 Corvettes left the factory in the 1962 model year, 4500 more than the previous year

 

engine of 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega - Concours on the Ave Carmel

wheel of 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega; ‘Car and Driver’ chose the Cosworth Vega as one of the “10 Best Collector Cars” in their 4th annual 10 Best issue

 

yellow/black 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Spyder - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Spyder; offered by Mecum Auctions, this car was the second Spyder produced, has the original engine and a rare 5-speed. The estimate was $900-1.2M. The high bid was $850K, no sale

 

red/black 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO - Concours on he Ave Carmel

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO; another Mecum car estimated to sell between $2M-3M. High bid was $2.2M, no sale

 

blue 1964 Mazda R360 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 Mazda R360; a rare left-hand drive example (Japan is right-hand drive) this is one of only 3 known to be in the country

 

yellow 1967 Ferves Ranger - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1967 Ferves Ranger; named for FERrari VEicoli Speciali (a company attached to Ferrari of Maranello) only 600 Rangers were built, using Fiat 500 engines and steering

 

blue 1951 Tempo Matador

1951 Tempo Matador; Tempos have VW engines and only 1392 were produced. This Matador was found in a small town in Belgium and used for deliveries of wine, beer and flour

 

two tone blue 1965 Citroen 2CV - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1965 Citroen 2CV; minimalist design with charming details such as the roll-back roof, canvas sling seats, massive suspension travel, and push-me pull-you dash mounted gear shifter

 

1964 VW 11 window transporter - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 VW 11 window transporter - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 VW 11 window transporter - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 VW 11 window transporter - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 VW 11 window transporter - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 VW ’11 Window’ Transporter; fun-yes, safety-not so much. I envision the Jackson 5 piling into this beauty

 

white 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS; Porsche introduced the limited edition Carrera RS in two versions, Touring and Competition

 

Tangerine 1973 Porsche 911 T - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1973 Porsche 911 T; in Tangerine (Porsche color code 018)

 

Bahama Yellow 1967 Porsche 911 S - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1967 Porsche 911 S; still has the original Bahama Yellow paint (Porsche color code 6605)

 

Polaris Silver 1981 BMW M1 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1981 BMW M1; this E26 is one of three finished by the factory in special order Polaris Silver paint. Only 453 M1s were produced

 

silver 1972 BMW 3.0 CS - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1972 BMW 3.0 CS; the BMW E9 series was coach-built by Karmann between 1968 and 1979

 

green 1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1972 BMW 3.0 CSi

 

silver 1968 BMW 1600 GT - Concours on the Ave Carmel

silver 1968 BMW 1600 GT - Concours on the Ave Carmel

silver 1968 BMW 1600 GT - Concours on the Ave Carmel

silver 1968 BMW 1600 GT - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1968 BMW 1600 GT; BMW bought the Hans Glas company mainly to acquire their engineering patents and factory.  Glas, manufacturer of the Goggomobil and scooters, also built the Frua bodied Glas 1300 GT, the predecessor to this BMW beauty

 

red 1958 BMW 507 Convertible - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1958 BMW 507 Convertible; only 252 were produced

 

yellow 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB; Sn 07617 short nose 4-cam

 

blue 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1969 Ferrari 365 GTC; Sn 12105, only 168 count of 365 GTCs were produced

 

red 1975 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1975 Ferrari 365 GTB/4; Sn 15425, 1284 Daytona coupes were made, plus an additional 122 Spiders (GTS/4)

 

red 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 Shelby Cobra 289; Sn CSX2219, the engine has been replaced

 

green 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1965 Shelby Cobra 427; Sn CSX3142, this car has its original body and has never been modified

 

black 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1965 Shelby Cobra 427; Sn CSX3130, only 32 ‘narrow hips’ cars were made, only about 20 remain as such

 

red 1964 Cobra 289 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 Cobra 289; Sn CSX2579, 1 of only 12 factory automatic transmission Cobras

 

blue 1952 Osca MT4 Berlinetta Vignale - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1952 Osca MT4 Berlinetta Vignale; chassis #1120, is one of four bodied by Vignale in 1952. It finished First in Class in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hrs Race and 17th overall

 

silver 1956 Porsche 550 RS - Concors on the Ave Carmel

1956 Porsche 550 RS; Sn 550-0075, this aluminum beauty was raced in Central America until 1958, after which its history is unclear

 

white 1957 Denzel 1300 SS Roadster - Concours on the Ave Carmel

white 1957 Denzel 1300 SS Roadster - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1957 Denzel 1300 SS Roadster; in 1980 Denzel himself was the importer of Volvo, Ferrari, BMW and Mitsubishi in Austria

 

white 1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC; was used in the 60’s for SCCA racing, and is still run today in HMSA and SVRA events

 

green 1955 Elva Marl I Climax - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1955 Elva Marl I Climax; this Elva (she goes!) is one of the first ten built, and was raced in the UK for thirty years before coming to the US

 

green 1962 Triumph TR3 - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1962 Triumph TR3; this is a late example of a TR 3A

 

blue 1966 Sunbeam Tiger - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1966 Sunbeam Tiger; these later 260ci cars are often referred to as Series or Mark IA

 

blue/white 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III; this car has been restored to its original specs

 

green 1964 Sunbeam Tiger - Concours on the Ave Carmel

1964 Sunbeam Tiger

 

Alain de Cadenet - Concours on the Ave Carmel

Alain de Cadenet, well known authority on vintage European cars, near the Tiffany Best-in-Show awards

 

McLarens

McLarens lined up in the Hyatt Monterey parking lot, our home base for Monterey Car Week

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