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.