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Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Past Post War Winners From the Concours
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance, the organizers brought back a number of past winners of Best in Class. There were three distinct classes set up for this including one for Post War cars. This included a 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS SWB Cabriolet. Bodied by the famed Italian designer Batista "Pinin" Farina, this won its class in 2010 and was also named Best in Class for this year's show.
Also featured was a 1969 Dodge Coronet HEMI Super Bee and one of only 29 produced in that year. This won the American Performance class in 2009.
Another past winner was this 1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE Coupe. Sporting a 3.5 liter engine this was one of the last hand built Mercedes. It won it's class in 2006.
A stunning 1947 Chrysler Town and Country convertible won its class two years ago. This was the last year for Chrysler to make "woodies."
There was a 1954 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe also on display. The car has been family owned since new and has 33,000 original miles. It won its class in 2007.
A rarely seen 1947 Tatra T-87 was on hand. This was one of only 3056 of these Czechoslovakian made cars produced. Being able to hit 100 miles per hour made it one of the fastest production cars of its time. It won its class in 2005.
There was also a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z 28 on display. It's been family owned for 44 years and won its Best of Class award in 2016.