The 76th Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este (April 2005) was cram-full with highlights.
The Collezione Pininfarina, established in the eighties, contains about fifty cars
of particular importance to the history of Pininfarina. Some of the cars are one-
offs or examples of limited series; others are taken from bigger production runs
or are styling models and research prototypes. The collection is not complete,
nor tries to tell to whole story, but rather give individual examples of Pininfarina
designed cars that are significant by their creativity, sentimentally or by the
technical or industrial aspect. The oldest car in the collection is for instance the
Lancia Astura Bocca Cabriolet of 1936, symbolising the elegance and the
craftmanship of Pinin Farina's early cars.