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    Best of Show winning Packard Twelve and more Ferraris from Pebble ...

    At the recent Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the coveted 'Best of Show' award was won by a Packard for the first time in nearly four decades. The winning car was this unique 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, which featured an 'Individual Custom' body by Dietrich complete with LeBaron fenders. The one-off was built on the eleventh series V12 chassis and was part of the 1934 Travelling Salon that ran from Detroit to New York. It is believed that just four or five Convertible Victoria bodies were made for this model year, and this is the only one with the teardrop front fenders. Following its show duties, it was sold to a Puerto Rican lawyer and later even served as a taxi on the Caribbean island. Following the recent acquisition by the current owner, it was completely restored by RM. The spectacular result can be seen in this 29-shot gallery.
    Spread over two classes, Ferraris were once again strongly represented at Pebble. The winner of the GT / Touring class was this unique 250 Europa GT Scaglietti Berlinetta. Equipped with fourteen louvres in the sail-panel, this Pinin Farina styled show car formed the basis of the subsequent Tour de France competition car. We captured every angle of the car, including the rather striking interior in this exclusive gallery. Another rare machine on display was the final 196 SP Dino produced. This car actually started life with a mid-mounted eight cylinder engine, which was replaced with a V6 before it was sold by the factory. Also part of the Ferrari Competition class was a freshly restored 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta, sporting an unusual yet original dark blue paint scheme.

    Enjoy the links:

    1961 - 1963 Ferrari 196 SP Dino - Images, Specifications and Information

    1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Scaglietti Berlinetta - Images, Specifications and Information

    1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta - Images, Specifications and Information

    1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria - Images, Specifications and Information
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    Maybe it's just a photogenic car, but your shots of the 250 Europa are some of your best to date!
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    It must be a photogenic car!
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