Over the weekend while we were basking in Memorial Day celebrations, Italy’s Lake Como shores were lined with some of the world’s rarest and most prestigious cars for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este brings automotive enthusiasts and all around motoring aristocracy from around the world to admire 50 of the best cars built between the 1920s and 1980s.
On the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este, attendees gathered around to get a glimpse of the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal, which was once driven around the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix circuit by Prince Rainier and Princess Grace Kelly.
In tradition for the annual show, which started in 1929, a panel of exclusive judges determine the winners in each of the eight classes.
The Vauxhall 30/98 Type OE, Boattail Tourer was the class winner in the Goodbye Roaring Twenties: The Birth Of The Concorso class, while the Fiat Abarth Monomille GT Coupé took home the small and perfectly formed title.
Some of the most amazing cars you wouldn’t see on a public road included the Vivant 77, entered by Phillip Sarofim. Since its past life as a dragster, the Vivant was forgotten about before resurfacing in 2009—today, it’s appreciated in the motoring haven world. The Ferrari 512 S Modulo also made an appearance, which has an impressive following from the Geneva motor show and expo 1970 in Japan.
With only 50 cars selected to show each year, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is just as breathtaking as the years before and the years to come.