Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2016

The third Sunday in August is Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where 200 of the best of the best early and vintage autos gather on the eighteenth fairway of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links.  The venue is located on scenic 17 Mile Drive, a beautiful windy road favored by drivers and brave bicyclists. Only very special collector cars are invited and selected to gather at what is arguably the best car show in the world. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style.

The day starts very early. We are park in our usual mulch lot by 4.30 am to attend ‘Dawn Patrol’. This is the traditional gathering of serious car enthusiasts who line up before dawn for coffee/donuts and coveted Dawn Patrol hats from Hagerty Insurance. God love those Hagerty folks, because they lose skin and blood distributing the hats. We then watch the cars roll onto the lawn for placement on the 18th fairway. It is the best part of the day, and the best part of Monterey Car Week; the crowds have not yet gathered, the cars are in motion allowing us to hear and see and smell these automotive gems in action, and the owners and handlers are milling about with contagious excitement.

By 9 a.m. the field was crowded with people elbow-to-elbow.  The organizers did restrict early entry and checked tickets do to the increased popularity of the show.  After Dawn Patrol we took our time browsing the field before General Admittance made it too crowded to see the cars up close. This year we took a mid-morning break at Ferrari Hospitality in the Lodge for a coffee, and then departed to the lovely Club d’Elegance near the Gooding & Company tent for breakfast. Then, back to the Concours d’Elegance for more car and people viewing.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Class Descriptions

A-1 Antique Open
A-2 Antique Closed
C-1 American Classic Open
C-2 American Classic Closed
E Chapron Coachwork
G Duesenberg
H Rolls-Royce Prewar
I Mercedes-Benz Prewar
J European Classic
K Delahaye
L-1 Prewar Preservation
L-2 Postwar Preservation
M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring
M-2 Ferrari Competition
N 100 Years of BMW
O-1 Postwar Touring
O-2 Postwar Sports Racing
R Bizzarrini
V Two-Man Indianapolis Race Cars 1930–1937
W 50th Anniversary of Ford GT40 Victory at Le Mans
BMW Motorcycles

Featured marques and classes for 2016; Delahaye, Chapron Coachwork, 100 Years of BMW, 50th Anniversary of Ford GT40 Victory at Le Mans, Bizzarrini, Lamborghini Miura Two-Man Indianapolis Race Cars 1930–1937, and BMW Motorcycles

The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for Aug 20 2017, will feature Isotta Fraschini, Castagna Coachwork, and American Dream Cars of the 1960s.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2016

Dawn Patrol Hagerty hat - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

The coveted Hagerty Dawn Patrol hat 2016 acquired in the dark of the morning

 

Dawn Patrol - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

The hatted (and non-hatted) await the cars to drive onto the lawn. It’s still dark

 

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

A 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C comes onto the field

 

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Dawn Patrol - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

It’s getting more crowded and it’s only 6:30am

 

Dawn Patrol - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

There’s Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars in the red vest

 

$11 Burger - Dawn Patrol - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

$11 Burger, not In N Out Burger prices

 

Ford GT 40s at Dawn Patrol - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Ford GT 40s at Dawn Patrol to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford GT40 victory at Le Mans

 

Ford GT 40s - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

(pic courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours)

 

No. 2 1966 Ford GT40 P/1046 MKII - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

No. 2 1966 Ford GT40 P/1046 MKII - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1966 Ford GT40 P/1046 MKII; restored by Rare Drive, this car was driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon, placed first at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, leading two other GT40s across the line for the famous 1-2-3 photo finish

 

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 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Delahayes - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Delahayes

 

blue/blue 1937 Delahaye 135 M - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1937 Delahaye 135 M (picture courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours)

 

tan/brown 1948 Delahaye 135 M Faget-Varnet Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

The Lady nicely matches her 1948 Delahaye 135 M Faget-Varnet Cabriolet

 

teal 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Chapron 3 Position Drophead Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Chapron 3 Position Drophead Coupe; the first owner of this unique Phantom was Robert William Hudson of the Hudson Dry Soap Co. in Great Britain. He purchased the car when he was 78 years old while living in Monaco

 

off-white 1953 Hotchkiss Gregoire Chapron Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1953 Hotchkiss Gregoire Chapron Coupe; this car was first presented at the New York Auto Show in 1953. It was purchased by Ed Cole, who was in charge of launching the Corvette and later became president of GM

 

blue 1951 Delahaye 235 MS Chapron Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1951 Delahaye 235 MS Chapron Coupe; this Type 235 was designed and built by Henri Chapron with a pronounced flowing fender line. The car was found deteriorating in a garage in 1982, after which it underwent a full restoration

 

grey 1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1937 Delahaye 145 Chapron Coupe; this is 1 of 4 cars built for the Ecurie Bleue racing team that was owned by Lucy Shell and competed 1938-1939. The car was bought by Henri Chapron to create his open touring coupes. Several owners later then did Peter Mullin add it to his famous collection

 

blue 1947 Delahaye 175 S Chapron Le Dandy Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1947 Delahaye 175 S Chapron Le Dandy Cabriolet; after spending a few years in Europe this Delahaye was sold to an American collector in Kentucky, and then to noted collectors who had the car fully restored. It made its show debut at the 1985 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance winning Second in Class

 

dark red 1951 Delahaye 235 Chapron Coupe de Luxe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1951 Delahaye 235 Chapron Coupe de Luxe; first presented at the 1951 Paris Salon de l’Automobile, only 84 examples of the Type 235 were sold between 1951-1954 due to its high price

 

grey 1948 Delahaye 135 M Chapron Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1948 Delahaye 135 M Chapron Coupe; this car has several unique features including a front grille with a Delahaye badge positioned on a wand in the middle of the radiator

 

black 1938 Delahaye 135 Chapron Coupe des Alpes - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1938 Delahaye 135 Chapron Coupe des Alpes; this car achieved enormous success in competition before being sent to Henri Chapron to be re-bodied. It was bought by Monsieur Cyriel Depery who became a celebrated member of the French Resistence during WWII. fter France’s liberation the car was driven in a victory parade in his hometown. The next owner drove it for 53 years, at some point replacing the engine. Current owner Jon Shirley found and fit a correct 18CV engine to the car and it has now been restored

 

green 1948 Delahaye 135 MS Chapron Vedette Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1948 Delahaye 135 MS Chapron Vedette Cabriolet; the sleak 2-seat bodied car is 1 of only 4 known today

 

blue 1956 BMW 502 Baur Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1956 BMW 502 Baur Cabriolet; the 502 was available in four styles including coupe, two-door and four-door cabriolets, and a saloon. This is 1 of 57 cabriolets that were built to special order

 

silver 1958 BMW 507 Series II Convertible - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1958 BMW 507 Series II Convertible; just 254 BMW 507 SIIs were built due to cost and price

 

white Elvis Presley 1957 BMW 507 Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1957 BMW 507 Roadster; in Dec 1958 this white BMW 507 was leased to Elvis Presley who had just started his military service in Germany. Because the car was continuously being daubed with messages written in red by female fans, Elvis had it repainted in red. BMW Group Classic acquired it in 2014

 

grey 1957 BMW 503 Series I Bertone Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1957 BMW 503 Series I Bertone Cabriolet; Bertone was appointed to build these aluminum cabriolets, which were the first German car with electronically operated top and windows. Being so expensive only 129 Cabs were sold between 1956-1960

 

BMWs unloading at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Low clearance

 

judges at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

judges at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Judges assemble

 

green BMW Isetta Police car - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

BMW Isetta Po Po

 

white 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo Coupe

 

black 1960 BMW 3200 S Autenrieth Cabriolet Sedan - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1960 BMW 3200 S Autenrieth Cabriolet Sedan

 

blue 1974 BMW 3.0 CSL - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1974 BMW 3.0 CSL

 

white 1979 BMW M1 Procar Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1979 BMW M1 Procar Coupe; between 1978 and 1980 BMW built 399 M1 street cars and 54 race cars for the famous, one-make Procar series

 

black 1937 BMW 328 Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1937 BMW 328 Roadster; only 464 BMW 328s were built before 1940, and although they came ina surprising array of colors, nearly half were white and only 18 were black. This car is 14th to be finished, was used by the German army during WWII, and then sold to a US army officer stationed in Europe

 

blue 1930 BMW 3/15 DA2 Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1930 BMW 3/15 DA2 Cabriolet; this DA2 Cab was delivered to the Union of Automobile-Driving Medical Doctors in Dresden, Germany. A Dr. Friese in Bethel had purchased it to carry out his house calls. After coming to the U.S. the car was owned by Tomas Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza

 

black 1940 BMW 335 Autenrieth Sedan - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1940 BMW 335 Autenrieth Sedan; this car is believed to be 1 of just 6 surviving BMW 335s of the originally built. This car was owned by William Young, known for his work in preserving BMWs. Young said this was his favorite car from among his collection of over 40 BMWs

 

grey 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia "Bugelfalte" Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia “Bugelfalte” Roadster; this 328 MM was origianlly built as a special and competed in the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hours, the 1937 Donnington Tourist Trophy, 1938 Mille Miglia (finishing 8th overall and 1st in class), and 1940 Mille Miglia (finished 6th)

 

silver 1938 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1938 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Touring Coupe; Carrozzeria Touring in Milan built this supperleggera body on a 328 chassis to use for long-distance racing. It was raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1939 and won the 2-litre sports class, and the same year won an overall victory in the Mille Miglia. BMW Classic acquired this car in 2002

 

green 1935 BMW 315/1 Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1935 BMW 315/1 Roadster; 242 examples of the 315/1 roadster were built, and it was BMW’s first car to achieve success in motorsport – the 1934 Alpine Rally

 

tan 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietta Berlinetta Competizione - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietta Berlinetta Competizione; this alloy-bodied car, S/n 2159GT, the 44th Ferrari 250 GT SWB won 3 Tour de France rallies and many other races all over Europe

 

red 1966 Ferrari 330 P4 Drogo Spyder S/n 0856 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1966 Ferrari 330 P4 Drogo Spyder S/n 0856 owned by Lawrence Stroll, dad of budding GP driver Lance Stroll

 

red 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder S/n 0626 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder S/n 0626. Piloted by the likes of by Juan Manuel Fangio and Phil Hill, this rare beast is owned by lingerie king Les Wexner. The car was never crashed and is considered to be one of the most valuable cars in the world

red 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder S/n 0626 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

A crowd gathers to watch and listen

red 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder S/n 0626 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Pebble Beach Judge Dr. David Eichenbaum points out the button that prints cash, or possibly Victoria Secret catalogs

 

maroon 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta S/n 0178ED - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta; S/n 0178ED was driven in the 1952 Mille Miglia, the Coppa InterEuropa at Monza and the Coppa della Toscana. Somehow the body and engine were separated, but both survived and were reunited and restored by Ferrari Classiche

 

blue 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta S/n 0340MM - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta; S/n 0340MM raced in the 1954 Mille Miglia and continued racing in Italy before being brought to the U.S. in 1964

 

TDF blue 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta S/n 1031GT - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta; S/n 1031GT was built for prvateer racer Jacques Peron for the 1958 Tour de France where it finished 4th overall. It was raced again in the 1959 Tour de France, and currently restored

 

yellow 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder; 1 of only 10 built, and 1 of only 2 built with an alloy body. Former Microsoft head Jon Shirley has owned this rare beauty since 1994

 

grey 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Spyder California S/n 4121GT - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Spyder California S/n 4121GT; 1 of 18 SWB Spyder Cals built and the last to be delivered. It is also fitted with a very rare factory hardtop from new. Actress Cameron Diaz drove the car in the Charlie’s Angels film ‘Full Throttle’

 

Blu Sera 1967 Ferrari 365 California Pininfarina Convertible S/n 9985 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1967 Ferrari 365 California Pininfarina Convertible S/n 9985; 1 of just 14 Spyders built and 1 of 2 built with right-hand drive

 

Notte bleu 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Pininfarina Coupe S/n 8011 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Pininfarina Coupe S/n 8011; alloy-bodied with a high-performance Tipo 231 engine with 6 Weber carbs

 

white 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I S/n 0791 GT - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I; S/n 0791 GT is the 14th of 40 S1 Cabs built. This car went to NY dealer Luigi Chinetti who sold the car to amateur racer John Fulp, Jr., then to racer Robert Donner Jr. who owned it for 40 yrs

 

silver 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pininfarina Coupe Aerodinamico S/n 5029 SA - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pininfarina Coupe Aerodinamico S/n 5029 SA. This is the 15th of the 18 long wheelbase cars built

 

yellow 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy Scaglietti Berlinetta S/n 9609 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy Scaglietti Berlinetta; S/n 9609 this is 1 of 16 alloy-bodied 275 GTB/4s

 

white 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Spyder California S/n 2489GT - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Spyder California S/n 2489GT. This is the only known Ferrari to have this unique factory hardtop with sunroof

 

dark red 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Scaglietti Spyder California Prototype S/n 0769 GT - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1957 Ferrari 250 GT Scaglietti Spyder California Prototype; S/n 0769 GTthis is the 250 GT Spyder California Prototype, which was delivered to Luigi Chinetti in 1957, who then sold it to his first business partner George Arents

 

Bleu Medio 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Coupe S/n 4912 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Coupe S/n 4912; the only example finished in Bleu Medio and 1 of 11 with a single-sump V12 engine. The Miura is owned by comedian and car enthusiast Adam Carolla

 

Verde Metallizzato 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Coupe S/n 4846 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Bertone Coupe S/n 4846 in Verde Metallizzato

 

red 1971 Lamborghini Miura S Bertone Coupe S/n 4832 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1971 Lamborghini Miura S Bertone Coupe S/n 4832; one of the last delivered before the more powerful SV was released

 

grey 1950 Delahaye 135 M Vanvooren Coupe S/n 801621 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1950 Delahaye 135 M Vanvooren Coupe S/n 801621; this car was the last to leave the Vanvooren workshop in Paris, a once successful carrosserie which failed to thrive for long after the war

 

silver 1947 Delahay 135 MS Pinin Farina Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1947 Delahay 135 MS Pinin Farina Coupe; this unique coupe is the only Delahaye bodied by Pinin Farina

 

black 1949 Delahaye 135 MS Letourneur et Marchand Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1949 Delahaye 135 MS Letourneur et Marchand Coupe; the MS stands for Modifiee Speciale with triple carbs giving 125 bhp and a top speed of 100 mph

 

white 1948 Delahaye 135 M Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet S/n 800998 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1948 Delahaye 135 M Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet S/n 800998; the M version has a single Solex Carburetor

 

dark red 1948 Delahaye 135 MSFigoni & Filaschi Narval Cabriolet S/n 800580 - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1948 Delahaye 135 MSFigoni & Filaschi Narval Cabriolet S/n 800580; this car garnered Best in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1987 and was selected to be featured on the Concours poster in 1992

 

red 1930 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Sedan - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1930 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Sedan; J-208 was used as a demonstrator at Duesenberg’s NY dealership before being sold to a Hollywood director. It won First in Class at Pebble in 1989

 

black 1934 Duesenberg J Derham Arlington Sedan - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1934 Duesenberg J Derham Arlington Sedan; J-486 was purchased by Clarence Biting, president of the U.S. Sugar Corp. and he owned the luxury car for 18 years

 

black 1931 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1931 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Coupe; this car was delivered to the great grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1930

 

black 1937 Duesenberg SJ Bohman & Schwartz Convertible Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1937 Duesenberg SJ Bohman & Schwartz Convertible Coupe; J-240 was once owned by Edward Beale McLean who famously owned the Hope Diamond and whose family owned ‘The Washington Post’. The car has been owned by Harry Yeaggy since 1994

 

red/black 1934 Duesenberg J Brunn Riviera Convertible Sedan - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1934 Duesenberg J Brunn Riviera Convertible Sedan; the body features an ingenious disappearing top

 

brown 1930 Marmon Big Eight Hayes Seven Passenger Sedan - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1930 Marmon Big Eight Hayes Seven Passenger Sedan; the Marmon Motor Car Co. (aka Nordyke & Marmon) of Indianapolis produced its first car in 1902 and closed its doors in 1933

 

maroon 1936 Cord Experimental LeBaron Limousine - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1936 Cord Experimental LeBaron Limousine; this is one of several experimental prototypes used by Cord company officials and not sold commercially. This limo was used by E. L. Cord himself and his family in Chicago then Beverly Hills

 

blue 1936 Cadillac Series 90 Fleetwood Aerodynamic Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1936 Cadillac Series 90 Fleetwood Aerodynamic Coupe; the V-16 Series 90 was Cadillac’s top-of-the-line car until production ceased in 1940. This is 1 of only 4 Aerodynamic Coupes sold in 1936, with a whopping price tag of $8,150

 

black 1931 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood Imperial Limousine - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1931 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood Imperial Limousine; the V-16 displaces 452 cubic-inches, hence the 452 distinction. This 7-passenger Imperial Limo was 1 of 438 built and sold to a family in NJ who kept it for 50 years

 

red 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial LeBaron Convertible Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial LeBaron Convertible Coupe

 

blue 1931 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Convertible Victoria; - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1931 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Convertible Victoria; was owned at one time by the famous heavyweight boxer, Luis Angel Firpo

 

black 1930 Gardner 140 Sport Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1930 Gardner 140 Sport Roadster; the Gardner Motor Co. based in St. Louis built around 55,000 cars between 1919 and 1931, but only 142 are known to survive, and only 2 are believed to be 140 sport roadsters

 

blue 1932 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Four Passenger Speedster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1932 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Four Passenger Speedster; this car is one of just two LeBaron Four Passenger speedsters built in 1932. It was exhibited by Stutz at the 1932 NY Auto Show where it was purchased off the stand for $5200

 

black 1936 Auburn 852 Speedster boattail - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1936 Auburn 852 Speedster; the curvaceous bodywork flows to a distinctive back that gave the car its nickname ‘the boattail’

 

green/black 1934 Pierce Arrow 840A LeBaron Convertible Sedan - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

green/black 1934 Pierce Arrow 840A LeBaron Convertible Sedan - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1934 Pierce Arrow 840A LeBaron Convertible Sedan; this is believed to be the last LeBaron convertible sedan built by Pierce-Arrow, and is owned by Charles Gillet, retired Editor of Road & Track magazine

 

black 1935 Lincoln K LeBaron Convertible Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1935 Lincoln K LeBaron Convertible Roadster;; amidst the Great Depression, only thirty of these Model 542 Convertible Roadsters were built. And, despite the difficult financial times, the car was fitted with luxurious leather seats, an Art-Deco-style dashboard and instruments, a locking glovebox, twin side-mounted spares with steel covers and 17-in wire wheels as standard equipment

 

black 1932 Auburn 12-160A Speedster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1932 Auburn 12-160A Speedster; advanced for its day, and reasonably priced at $1,425, in 1932 Auburn built just 37 speedsters. This is 1 of 6 known to survive. It features a Startix system that automatically restarted the engine if it stalled

 

blue 1936 Pierce-Arrow 1602 Country Club Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1936 Pierce-Arrow 1602 Country Club Roadster; this country club roadster, 1 of 3 built in 1936, is the last open-topped V12 ever built by Pierce-Arrow

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Breakfast at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Club

 

FNA display Ferrari 488 Spyder in Blu Corsa - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Ferrari North America display exhibits the Ferrari 488 Spyder in Blu Corsa

 

FNA display - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

silver Ferrari GTC4Lusso and 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

The new Ferrari GTC4Lusso (0-60 in 3.4 secs) next to a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC certified by Ferrari Classiche

yellow Ferrari F12TDF andred Ferrari LaFerrari - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Ferrari F12TDF and Ferrari LaFerrari

 

black Ford GT Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

The new Ford GT, reminiscent of the 1964 Ford GT40/103 Prototype

 

merchandise tent - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance merchandise tent is busy

 

green 1911 American Underslung Touring Traveler - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1911 American Underslung Touring Traveler; with massive 40-inch wheels and a 4-cylinder T-head engine, this car produced 50 hp and cost $4,250

 

white 1912 Moon 30 Raceabout - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1912 Moon 30 Raceabout; this car was bought by a railroad engineer from Long Island who drove it to work until 1929, when the car was retired and put on blocks. The car has never been dismantled and has been carefully maintained and driven

 

white 1901 Panhard et Levassor Type B1 Race Car - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1901 Panhard et Levassor Type B1 Race Car; After competing in a 1900 motor race in RI this 12 hp 4-cyl Panhard was given to works racing drivers David Wolfe Bishop and Fernand Charron to compete in a NY endurance race in 1901. The Panhard won every stage and overall, and was then equipped for road use. It is the earliest known Panhard racing car still in existence

 

blue 1911 Benz 50 HP Tourer - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1911 Benz 50 HP Tourer; this was an incredibly expensive car in its day, costing $8,500 at a time when a new Ford Model T could be purchased for under $700. The car was originally ordered by Charles Hayes, a Chicago railroad man who went down with the Titanic before the car was finished. One of its owners was Don Ricardo, the famous bandleader for the NBC Radio Orchestra in the 1930’s

 

blue 1902 Delahaye Type OA Rear Entry Tonneau - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1902 Delahaye Type OA Rear Entry Tonneau; 1 of only 2 known OA models to survive, this car was found in France where it had been hidden under a pile of firewood for over 80 years. It was still owned by the original family. It requires 2 hands to operate the 3-speed belt driven transmission, and another pair to keep it going in a straight line. In spite of that, the car has complete 10 London to Brighton runs and other European rallies

 

red 1912 Peugeot BP1 Bebe Columbia Lamp Works Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1912 Peugeot BP1 Bebe Columbia Lamp Works Roadster; weighing just 770 lbs and with a length of just 110 inches the car can travel about 37 mph. This early Type BP1 was exported to the US and fitted with a custom body by Columbia Lamp Works of NYC

 

1909 Pierce-Arrow 24 Runabout - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1909 Pierce-Arrow 24 Runabout; President Taft ordered 2 Pierce-Arrows for the White House in 1909. Of the 100 Model 24 (3-passenger, 4-cyl, 24hp) runabouts that were built, this car is 1 of 5 that remain today. It sold for $3,100 in 1909

 

1911 Mercedes 70 HP Vanvooren Seven Passenger Touring - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1911 Mercedes 70 HP Vanvooren Seven Passenger Touring; Samuel P. Colt, nephew of Sam Colt who founded Colt’s Manufacturing Company and made the mass production of the revolver commercially viable

 

1911 Oldsmobile Limited Series 27 Clark Carriage Limousine - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1911 Oldsmobile Limited Series 27 Clark Carriage Limousine; in its day the Oldsmobile Limited, built from 1910-1912, was the largest ans most ostentatious car available in America. It sold for $7,000

 

black 1912 Packard 30 Four Brougham - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1912 Packard 30 Four Brougham; the Model 30, introduced in 1907, was an immediate success with over 1,300 sold in the first year. This 1912 is one of the last 4-cylinder Packards built

 

black 1915 Pierce-Arrow 48 Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1915 Pierce-Arrow 48 Coupe; this was the longest-running model in the Pierce range, having been built from 1909 to the mid-1920’s. This car has had only two owners before the current owner acquired it in 1984

 

black 1913 ALCO Model Six Berline Limousine - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1913 ALCO Model Six Berline Limousine; this limousine is one of very few 6-cylinder Model Sixes built by the American Locomotive Company’s car company. Each car took 19 months to complete, was the most expensive car built in America, and can be identified by the distinctive white stripe that surrounds the body. The passenger compartment has 5 feet of headroom, interior lighting, and roll-up side windows, an advanced feature for 1913

 

1912 Delaunay-Belleville La Carroserie Industrielle Omnibu - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1912 Delaunay-Belleville La Carroserie Industrielle Omnibus; formed in 1903, Delaunay-Belleville built some of the most prestigious cars in the world.The omnibus was built to carry Czar Nicholas II of Russia’s guests and their belongings between the Russian palaces in Saint Petersburg and Yalta

 

red/black 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Letourneur et Marchand Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1938 Bugatti Type 57 Letourneur et Marchand Cabriolet; built in 1937, chassis 57587 was delivered to Letourneur et Marchand to be fitted with a rare two-door, four-seat, three-position cabriolet body

 

black 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet; 1 of only 32 Mercedes 540Ks of this design, this car was first delivered to the London home of Nicholas Embiricos, the brother of Andre Embiricos Le Mans Bentley fame

 

black 1937 Brough Superior 3 1/2 Litre Atcherley Dual Purpose Drop Head Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1937 Brough Superior 3 1/2 Litre Atcherley Dual Purpose Drop Head Coupe; BroughSuperior was said to produce the “Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles,” which were built in England 1919-1940. In the 1930’s Brough also built around 85 motorcars powered by 8- and 6-cylinder Hudson engines on a Hudson chassis. This is one of about 50 that have survived

 

black 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupe; this two-seat model, chassis no. 57532, was ordered by a French doctor who fought for the French resistance. It’s current owner describes it as “an athlete dressed in a tuxedo.”

 

silver 1938 Jaguar SS 100 Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1938 Jaguar SS 100 Roadster; this is 1 of 118 original 3 1/2-litre examples with 120bhp

 

green 1934 Bentley 3 1/2-Litre Park Ward Drophead Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1934 Bentley 3 1/2-Litre Park Ward Drophead Coupe; the Derbey-built Bentely 3 1/2-litre was the first new Bentley to be built following the company’s acquisistion by Rolls-Royce in 1931. This coupe was built for Miss Florence Pickles, who ordered two more models, both with Park Ward coachwork and in British Racing Green with green leather upholstery

 

blue 1938 Horch 853 Erdmann & Rossi Special Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1938 Horch 853 Erdmann & Rossi Special Roadster; this is 1 of only 3 surviving examples of the first series of the Horch 853

 

black 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Billeter & Cartier Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Billeter & Cartier Cabriolet; this example, chassis no. 55206, was delivered in 1932 to Dr. Jacques Kocher in Valence who was one of Bugatti’s best customers, owning at least 14 before the war. This cabriolet is unusual, with dual rear spares, outside exhausts. a fold-flat windscreen and roll-up windows. It was dismantled and hidden during the war

 

blue 1928 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1928 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport; this Type 40 was produced for a Bugatti agent in London, though it eventually made its way to the US

 

black 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Sport - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1935 Aston Martin Ulster Sport; this car was raced at Le Mans and finished 11th (by first time and amateur driver/owner Peter Donkin). The car has been raced all its life

 

green 1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A; the sporty Cabriolet A is 7.5 inches lower than the other 3 standard-bodied 290 models. This Sindelfingen-built Cabriolet A is a rare model built on the shorter 114-inch chassis

 

cream 1934 Maybach DS 8 Zeppelin Spohn Cabriolet F - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1934 Maybach DS 8 Zeppelin Spohn Cabriolet F; this 8L, V12, 200 bhp engined Maybach Zeppelin was purchased by the Hotel Seelisberg in Switzerland to transport guests to and from the train station. The car was put into storage but was resurrected in 1959 by a Swiss Maybach enthusiast who drove it regularly for 40 years. It was then purchased by the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany

 

black 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet; 1 of 6 similar cars built for a Lancia dealer in Biella, Italy. Known as the Tipo Bocca, each had unique features, and this car has a power top, curved side glass and engraved side trims running around the side of the body. It also has a basket woven interior, skirted rear fenders, and wood-grained instruments. Discovered in poor condition in the 1960’s, it was restored by Pininfarina and sold to Eric Clapton who declared it to be “the most fun I’ve had offstage and out of bed.”

 

blue/white 1935 Voisin C25 Cimier - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1935 Voisin C25 Cimier; this car was built for Gabriel Voisin’s friend and fellow engineer Jean Bertin, who went on to invent the futuristic Aerotrain in the 1960’s

 

1933/35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamico Castagna Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1933/35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamico Castagna Coupe; The body on this Series II Astura was originally built for an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Lungo chassis, it was shown in Milan then taken off. Then the Astura chassis was shortened to fit it, and in 1935 the completed Astura was raced and shown

 

blue/white 1954 Siata 208S Motto Spyder - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1954 Siata 208S Motto Spyder; Siata (Societa Italiana Auto Transformazioni Accessori) began as a tuning specialist making speed equipment for Fiats. After the war it built Fiat-based sports cars, incl the Siata 208S. 33 Spyders were sold, most to the U.S., this is 1 of 6 with a 5-speed gearbox

 

red 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupe; only 76 examples were built between 1955 and 1957 and 60 had the twin-cam cylinder head as on this car. Masertai outsourced all the bodywork for the A6G to various Carrozzeria incl Allemano, Frua, and Vignale, but the most celebrated were the 19 built by Zagato

 

silver 1949 Porsche 356 SL Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1949 Porsche 356 SL Coupe; This Porsche 356 (chassis 063) is one of four cars prepared for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1951. 3 of the cars crashed in testing, so this is the only car that started the race. It finished 20th overall but 1st in the 1100cc class, recording Porsche’s first win in an international race

 

red 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Touring Convertible - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1963 Aston Martin DB5 Touring Convertible; this DB5 is one of 19 left-hand drive examples built from a total 123 convertibles. The car was shown at the NY and LA Auto Shows, and was sold immediately to retired US Admiral Robert Miller, who kept the DB5 until he died in 1993

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

This is one of the DB5’s handlers dutily guarding the car from paint splatter and turpentine (yes, turpentine). The woman (in the chair) chose various inconvenient spots on the lawn between the valuable cars (with thousands of spectators squeezing by) to express her artistic side. I would have given her the artistic boot

 

blue 1949 Bristol 409 Convertible - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1949 Bristol 402 Convertible; this Bristol 402, the 6th one built, was owned by HRH Prince Chudadhuj, a famous RAF Spitfire pilot

 

red 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Bertone Prototipo - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Bertone Prototipo; chassis 00001 was designed by Franco Scaglione and built in aluminium. The car was shown at the Turin Motor Show in 1957.

 

red 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Bertone Prototipo - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Judges eyeing a detail on the Prototipo

 

silver 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Mulliner Sports Saloon - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Mulliner Sports Saloon

 

white 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III Drophead Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III Drophead Coupe; the Mark III was the first road car to wear Aston Martin’s famous radiator grille

 

black 1962 Kurtis Aguila Race Car - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1962 Kurtis Aguila Race Car; this is the last car ever built by American racing giant Frank Kurtis who built over 110 Indy cars and more than 2000 midgets, sprint cars, dragsters and sports cars

 

green 1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Coupe; this is the 14th of 19 Zagato-bodied DB4GTs built and the only one delivered to Australia, where it had a short but successful racing career

 

silver 1955 Fiat 8V Zagato Berlinetta - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1955 Fiat 8V Zagato Berlinetta; this car was raced by Elio Zagato himself, and took part in three Mille Miglias, winning its class in 1957

 

black 1954 Fiat 8V Vignale Berlinetta - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1954 Fiat 8V Vignale Berlinetta; this Michelotti designed Otto Vus was exhibited at the 1955 Turin Auto Show and was bought off the stand by amateur racing driver Mario Bonacina

 

blue 1953 Fiat 1100 Allemano Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1953 Fiat 1100 Allemano Cabriolet – 2 Fiat coupes and 5 cabriolets were built by Allemano in 1953 but only 1 coupe and 2 cabs are known to still exist

 

green 1953 Fiat 1100 Vignale Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1953 Fiat 1100 Vignale Coupe; this Fiat 1100 Vignale was shown at the 1955 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In the ’60s it was driven from CA to Oregon but developed an engine problem and was left at a repair shop for a number of years before being rescued, restored, and shown again at Pebble 61 years later

 

green 1952 Fiat 1100E Zagato Berlinetta - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1952 Fiat 1100E Zagato Berlinetta; in ’52 and ’53 Zagato built about 10 lightweight alloy-bodied Fiat 1100s for racing. This example was recently discovered in neglected condition and completely dismantled, and then restored to original condition including colors

 

white 1953 Fiat 8V Zagato Berlinetta - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1953 Fiat 8V Zagato Berlinetta; this Fiat 8V left the Zagato production line with a standard body in 1953, but was returned to Fiat in 1954 to be upgraded with twin four-barrel Weber racing carbs and matching cylinder heads. The second owner sent it back to Zagato in 1956 to rebodied in alloy with an oversized hood scoop, side vents, curvy bumpers, and the signature double bubble roof

 

black 1931 Packard 845 Deluxe Eight Derham Convertible Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1931 Packard 845 Deluxe Eight Derham Convertible Coupe; this Packard 845 is believed to be the most expensive Packard built in 1931. It is totally original with about 40,000 miles from new. The first owner was American artist Benton Spruance, whose family owned Gilbert Spruance paint factory

 

blue 1938 Packard 1607 Twelve Club Sedan - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1938 Packard 1607 Twelve Club Sedan; only 27 short wheelbase V12-engined Packard Twelve Club Sedans were built in 1938 and a only a handful still exist. This one was owned by the 1911 winner of the Nobel Proze in Literature, Maurice Maeterlinck. His family owned it another four decades, it has 65,000 miles, the dashboard is complete, the instruments work, the woodwork intact, and the blue paint is amazingly original

 

black/blue 1930 Bugatti Type 44 Fiacre - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1930 Bugatti Type 44 Fiacre; this Bugatti is one of the last Type 44s to be completed, and 1 of judt 8 Fiacres built by Jean Bugatti – of which only 4 are known to survive. This car is the only unrestored Fiacre (translates to horse-drawn carriage), it has side-mounted spare tires, original wooden steering wheel, and interior side skirts with an “Ettore Bugatti” engraved signature

 

brown 1902 Thomas Model 17 Detachable Rear Entry Tonneau - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

brown 1902 Thomas Model 17 Detachable Rear Entry Tonneau - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1902 Thomas Model 17 Detachable Rear Entry Tonneau; this completely original unrestored 1902 car is the oldest known Thomas in the world and believed to be the only Model 17 still in existence. The 114-year old upholstery, floor mats and body are all in remarkable condition, and the engine has its original spark plugs, wires and batteries. Owned for a long time y industrial magnate John D. Rockefeller, the only things not original to the car are the tires, the gas in the tank and the water in the radiator

 

black/red 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff Stelvio - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1934 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff Stelvio; this early Type 57 owes its existence to the fact that it was hidden under a pile of hay in a barn in France during WWII. It’s third owner was a CIA agent who acquired the car while serving in Europe and brought it to the states, then selling it to the current owners

 

green 1913 Mercer Model 35 J Raceabout - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1913 Mercer Model 35 J Raceabout; the Mercer Automobile Co. was established in 1909 by the Roebling family which was famous for building the Brooklyn Bridge. The Model 35 J sold at the time for $2,600, similar to a modern supercar of today

 

black 1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E Pininfarina Coupe Police Car - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1962 Ferrari 250 GT/E Pininfarina Coupe Police Car; the Ferrari 250 GT/E made its public debut as an official track car at Le Mans in 1960 but it was officially unveiled later that year. The luxurious Ferrari was fitted with the best quality leather and a large backseat to fit two adults (in 1960 at least). In 1962 the Italian policia were asked by the President of the Italian Republic what they wanted as a reward for fighting organized crime, and somewhat jokingly their reply was ‘a Ferrari’. Rome was granted two special 3-Litre, V12 Ferrari 250 GT/E s equipped with blue flashing lights. One was destroyed in an accident, but this 250 GT/E, chassis 3999 GT, patrolled the streets for several years having an assortment of legendary police chases and adventures

 

white 1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster; Briggs Cunningham ordered 3 of the Lightweight E-types directly from Jaguar in 1961. This car is the third of the 3 and was modeified extensively in Cunningham’s Palm Beach garage. This Jaguar challenged the Ferrari 250 GTOs and at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1962, driven by Cunningham and John Fitch, famously won its class

 

blue 1949 Delahaye 135M Chapron Cabriolet - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1949 Delahaye 135M Chapron Cabriolet; Henri Chapron first showed this car at the 1949 Paris Auto Salon where it was purchased by a gentleman from Morocco. He sold it to an American Air Force pilot who used it as a daily driver while living in Casablanca, then shipped it back to the States. After a few more owners it was storedi n a barn in 1971 where it sat undisturbed for 4 decades and the current owner found it. The matching numbers car has its original red leather interior, Philips radio and the Moroccan license plate of the first owner

 

Verde Medio green/red 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Pininfarina Coupe - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Pininfarina Coupe; this 330 GTC was shown at the 1967 Turin Motor Show. It was the only Ferrari 330 GTC built in Verde Medio green paint with Rosso red interior

 

black 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1960 Aston Martin DB4GT; this is 1 of only 30 LHD Touring-bodied DB4GTs from the total production run of 94 DB4GTs, including 19 built by Zagato

 

yellow 1967 Iso Grifo GL - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1967 Iso Grifo GL Bertone Berlinetta; designed by Giotto Bizzarrini the Iso Grifo GL has a small block 5358cc, 300bhp Corvette V8 engine, yet cost twice as much as the Corvette. The original Italian owner carefully maintained this car until he sold to the current owner last year

 

red 1966 Bizzarrini P538 Can-Am Catarsi Barchetta - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1966 Bizzarrini P538 Can-Am Catarsi Barchetta; this P538 was built for American racer Mike Gammino in 1966 to compete in the Can-Am series and at Le Mans. 2 similar cars were built with Chevy V8s, but this car was fitted with a Lamborghini 4-Litre V12 engine with 6 twin-barrel Weber carbs producing 420 bhp and a topspeed of 170 mph

 

green 1966 Bizzarrini P538 Italdesign Manta Concept - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

1966 Bizzarrini P538 Italdesign Manta Concept; this concept car designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro was built on a Bizzarrini P538. Giugiaro named his creation after the manta ray – it’s roof is a constant curve from bonnet to tail incl the windscreen which has a 15-degree rake

 

sunburst orange Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept Car - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept Car

 

Mercedes and Porsche Concept Cars - Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Mercedes and Porsche Concept Cars

 

FNA Suite at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

FNA Suite at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

FNA Suite at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

honorary judges - FNA Suite at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

The Honorary Judges line up. Sir Stirling Moss is escorted to up the walkway

 

FNA Suite at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

Pictures taken from the Ferrari North America suite

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

(picture courtesy of Pebble Beach)

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016

The 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best of Show winner is the 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet (picture courtesy of Pebble Beach)

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