Monday, July 27, 2015

Sports Classics at Keeneland

The Sports Classics class at the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance offered up a unique combination of familiar and rare automobiles. The first car I encountered in the field was an amazing 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce which is a street version using the same engine as the standard racing Alfa of the time.
Also on display was a 1963 Jaugua R-Type Series 1 which originally cost all of $2850, a very rare 1952 Cunningham C3 Vignale Coupe which has not only been on the cover of magazines but was also on display at New York's Museum of Modern Art, a unique 1954 Kaiser Darrin with its fiberglass body and doors that slid into the frame and was sold for only one year, a 1957 Ford Thunderbird which has been in the same family since 1958, a 1964 Porsche 256 SC Coupe which the owner has driven for over 51 years and has racked up 138,000 miles, a 1959 chevrolet Corvette Roadster which represents the changes from the first generation and provided more power and speed, and a 1954 Fiat 8V "Otto Vu" which features essentially a racing engine that was supplied to about 125 coach builders in Europe. This was was created by the famed Italian firm Ghia.

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