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Palm Beach, Sunday 22nd of January 2012

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

Mar-a-Lago (2012-01-23)

Aston Martin 15/98 s/n J8/776/LS
Aston Martin DB 2/4 Ghia Supersonic s/n AM300/1131
Aston Martin DB 2/4 Graber DHC s/n LML/562
Aston Martin DB MKIII DHC s/n AM300/3/1810
Aston Martin DB2 DHC s/n LML/50/217
Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/193
Aston Martin DB2/4 Ghia Supersonic s/n AM300/1131
Aston Martin DB2/4 Graber DHC s/n LML/562
Aston Martin DB2/4 Line-up
Aston Martin DB2/4 s/n LML/555
Aston Martin DB2/4 s/n LML/664
Aston Martin DB4 Convertible s/n DB4C/1083/L
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato s/n DB4GT/0187/L
Aston Martin DB5 Convertible s/n DB5C/1520/L
Aston Martin DB5 Convertible s/n DB5C/1923/L
Aston Martin DB5 Convertible s/n DB5C/1924/R
Bentley Continental
Bentley Continental High-Wing s/n BC32LFM
Bentley Continental line-up
Bentley S1 Continental s/n BC3LDJ
Bentley S1 Continental s/n BC96LBG
Cadillac V16 Roadster s/n CAD70120330
Chevrolet Corvette s/n 5103138
Chrysler CD8 Roadster s/n CD1097
Duesenberg Model J s/n 2215
Ferrari 250 GT SII Cabriolet s/n 2145GT
Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3943GT
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona s/n 15739
Ferrari 575 GTZ no.02
Ferraro 250 GT SII Cabriolet s/n 2145GT
Jaguar XKE Roadster s/n 2R13640
Jaguar XKE Roadster s/n 878732
Lagonda V-12 Rapide Sports Roadster s/n 14115
Mercedes-Benz 220 S
Mercedes-Benz 250 SL s/n 002193
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster s/n 1002552
Porsche 356 A Carrera s/n 61249
Porsche 356 S Hardtop s/n 202247
Pre-war line-up at the pool
Rolls-Royce Phantom II s/n 107TA
Rolls-Royce Phantom II s/n 201RY
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 7-Passenger by Alford&Adler s/n 1574
Sunbeam Tiger MK1 s/n B9470033FE