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Pininfarina Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Coupe Speciale 1949


What to tell about the concours d'élégance that took place in the gardens of the Dutch Royal Palace ‘Het Loo’? A bit late (the concours was held at August 31), but we could not think of the appropriate words for this report...


 

The weather? It was very fine. The location? The Royal Palace is one of the best locations imaginable in Holland. The atmosphere? Hey! It's a concours! The cars? Hey! It's a concours! Well... I'd better stop talking.

Words can not do justice to any aspect of the 2008 Concours ‘Het Loo’. We just wandered through the Royal gardens in silence and admired all the Special Coachbuilt examples from the glorious past. Just watch the photos and enjoy. Click on each picture to see the gallery of the specific car.

Bertone BMW 3200CS 1964
Bertone BMW 3200CS 1964


Castagna Isotta Fraschini 8A Roadster 1928
First in Class: Castagna Isotta Fraschini 8A Roadster 1928

Chapron Delahaye 135M Cabriolet 1938
Chapron Delahaye 135M Cabriolet 1938

Chapron Delahaye 135M Cabriolet 1938

Corsica Invicta S140 Low Chassis Tourer 1933
Corsica Invicta S140 Low Chassis Tourer 1933

Corsica Invicta S140 Low Chassis Tourer 1933

Figoni & Falaschi Talbot Lago T120 Baby 1935
Figoni & Falaschi Talbot Lago T120 Baby 1935

Figoni & Falaschi Talbot Lago T120 Baby 1935

Ghia Fiat 8V Coupe 1954
Ghia Fiat 8V Coupe 1954

Ghia Jaguar XK140 Coupe 1955
Ghia Jaguar XK140 Coupe 1955

Ghia Jaguar XK140 Coupe 1955

Park Ward MG TA 1936
Park Ward MG TA 1936

Park Ward MG TA 1936

Park Ward Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 1952
Park Ward Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 1952


Pininfarina Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Coupe Speciale 1949
Pininfarina Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Coupe Speciale 1949

Best of show: Pininfarina Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Coupe Speciale

Pininfarina Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet 1949
Pininfarina Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS 1949

First in class: Pininfarina Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Convertible 1949

Pininfarina Lancia Aurelia B50 Convertible 1950
Pininfarina Lancia Aurelia B50 Convertible 1950


Pourtout Peugeot 402 Darl'Mat Cabriolet 1937
Pourtout Peugeot 402 Darl'Mat Cabriolet 1937

Pourtout Peugeot 402 Darl'Mat Cabriolet 1937

Touring Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Coupe 1956
Touring Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Coupe 1956


Vignale Lancia Aurelia B52 Coupe 1952
Vignale Lancia Aurelia B52 Coupe 1952

And finally the results:

Best of Show:
Pininfarina Alfa 6C 2500 Coupe Speciale - Corrado Lopresto

Pre War Masterpieces Sport & Racing:
Skoda Popular II 420 - Mart Jansen

Pre War Masterpieces Saloons:
Tatra T77A - Kees Smit

Pre War Masterpieces Coupes, Convertibles & Tourers:
Castagna Isotta Fraschini 8A Roadster - H. Sjoerds

German Rennsport:
Veritas Mille Miglia - Andries Jans

Postwar GT’s, front engined:
Touring Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este - Hans Ribbens

Sweet Italian Memories:
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Convertible - Dolf le Conge Kleyn

Post War Open Tourers:
Talbot Lago T26 Record Convertible - Frans Janssen

Post War Sport & Convertibles:
Bentley Continental - Harry Vossen

Vintage:
Panhard & Levassor 16 HP twoseater - Harry van Coeverden

Best of Giugiaro:
Giugiaro Lotus Etna Concept - Olav Glasius

Sixty Years of Jaguar XK:
Jaguar XK140 - Chris Biezepol

Post War Early Saloons:
Tatra Plan T 600 - Gerrit Wienen


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