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Palm Beach, Sunday 22nd of January 2012

Today the 21st edition of the annual Cavallino Classic came to an end with the final concours at the Mar-a-Lago Club. Contrary to the concours the day before this meeting is not just open to Ferrari but to all classic and sports cars of particular interest.

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One year after the memorable gathering of the Cunninghams this year was characterized by the British marque Aston Martin who showcased their latest Supercar, the One-77. The early history of the traditional company was displayed by a pre-war 2 Litre model (the 15/98) and several DB2 and DB 2/4 including a rare Graber bodied DB2/4. No less than 3 DB5 Convertibles were displayed alongside a DB4 Convertible and an DB4 GT but the most significant examples flanked the One-77: the only Ghia Supersonic build on a DB2/4 chassis brought by Jim Patterson and David Sydorick´s DB4 GT Zagato, one of just 19 originally build.

Certainly a few Ferrari found their way to the private club of Donald Trump including the Best of Show Competition Car of the day before, the 250 GTO s/n 3943GT. As the car was displayed at the Ferrari Classiche tent there instead of the lawn the car was overlooked by several spectators but today it could be admired during a thorough walkaround. It was joined by another GTO (3445GT), a 250 TdF (1321GT), a 410 Superamerica (0715SA) and a 250 Series II Cabriolet (2145GT).

Down at the pool three of the early Ferrari found their place including the 166MM/53 (0314M), the tiny 212 Export Vignale (0090E) and the patinated 340 Mexico (0024AT).
Furthermore a quartet of Bentley Continentals were parked along the putting green.

After a glass of champagne and the voting for the public choice the visitors headed for the ballroom for lunch and the award ceremony. Many smiling faces could be seen coming out again with huge silverware making a souvenir for 4 wonderful days in sunny Florida in the beginning of the new year. At about 3 o´clock all cars disappeared in different directions and many of their owners will be certainly seen back again in January 2013 for the 22nd edition of the most significant Ferrari meeting.

Text & images: Peter Singhof www.ClassicCarPhotography.de