Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sports Cars and Racers Featured At the Concours

As part of the 40th anniversary celebration for the Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance, past Best in Class winners were invited back. To keep things organized these cars were set up in three specific featured classes, including Sports and Racing Cars. One of those was a 1957 Thunderbird. This was the last year of the first generation T-Birds. It won it's Best in Class award in 2015.
A former Esprit de Sport winner from the 2012 concours was on hand. This 1969 Lamborghini Miura S is one of only 338 ever built. Its 4.0 liter V 12 is transversely mid mounted.
A Best in Class winner in 2012, this 1950 Ferrari 166 Barchetta was also named Best in Class for this year. This car raced at Le Mans in 1950 but had to retire when it lost its clutch.
A 1972 Datsun 240Z was also on hand. A class winner in 2012, this car was actually featured in North American ad campaigns for the brand.
A 2008 Tesla Roadster 1.5 was also on display. This electric super car can hit top speeds of 120 miles per hour and can go from 0-60 in four seconds. It won its Best in Class award in 2014.
A true barn find that underwent a five year restoration was this 1933 MG J2 Roadster. It was rescued from decay in 2003 and won its Best of Class award in 2012.
This 1967 Ghia 450/SS Spyder appeared in the very first concours in 1978. This is number 34 of 52 of these cars built in Turin, Italy. It is one of only six of these beauties know to exist.
This 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Spyder was another Esprit de Sport winner, taking the award in 2016. This is one of only 10 spyders built by Ferrari for the North American Racing Team (NART).

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