Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Names Best In Show Award Winners

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1947 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet took top honors...

The 29th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance wrapped up its event by naming a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO as Best in Show, Concours de Sport, while a 1947 Delahaye 135MS Narval Cabriolet took home Best in Show, Concours d’Elegance. 

The Sunday Concours concluded a week-long celebration of the automobile which included auction, seminars, film viewings and several automotive events. In total, over 27,000 automotive enthusiasts visited The Amelia between Feb. 29 and March 3.

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Broad Arrow Auction at The Amelia

“Enthusiasts were given no shortage of options this weekend, yet a record 27,000 of them returned to The Amelia,” said Hagerty CEO and chairman of The Amelia, McKeel Hagerty. “A love for cars and people is at the root of any great automotive event, and enthusiasts voted with their most precious asset – their time – and we were thrilled to be their hosts. We saw two global vehicle debuts, several new auction records, packed show fields on Saturday and Sunday and most importantly, car people coming together to celebrate great cars.”

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO shown by David MacNeil has a storied competition history including an overall victory at the 1964 Tour de France and an impressive fourth overall and second in class at the 1963 24 ours of Le Mans. The car recently underwent a full restoration to the specification in which it appeared at Le Mans in 1963.

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The Amelia 2024

“We sweated the details with this car. Motion Products did an amazing restoration and the results speak for themselves,” said owner David MacNeil. “We’re going to keep this car for many generations and be good stewards of it,” added Roderick MacNeil.

The 1947 Delahaye 135MS Narval Cabriolet is one of six “Narval” cabriolets built, so named as its nose is reminiscent of the bump on a narwhal’s head. This car was first seen at the 1947 Paris Auto Salon. It’s original owner, Charles Trenet, was a well known singer and songwriter. He shipped the car to the United States for a concert tour in 1948 and it has seen just three owners since. It is restored in its original color of Orange Brule, a favorite of coachwork designer Joseph Figoni.

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