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Vintage Cars That Were A Part Of Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este




A chamber of vintage cars from rolls royce to BMW at the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este


The Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este opened entries for their guests and visitors during late May, where they were enlightened with the participation of the vintage cars that were built during the 1920s and 1980s. The participation field for these vintage cars were ritualistically divided into eight classes. And from this lot of eight classes of vintage cars participants of the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este we bring to you four of our picks.

The Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este had entries from Ferrari to Aston Martin to Lamborghini and from all of these, we chose our best four from Rolls Royce and BMW. Here is the what and why:

1.Rolls Royce 20 H.P. 1929

Rolls Royce 20

The Rolls Royce 20 H.P. (1929) was the part of the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este 2019 and remained in Class A out of the eight classes for the event. The basic details of this vintage car are:

Rolls Royce 20 H.P.
1929

Type Three-Position Cabriolet
Coach Builder Barker & Co.
Engine CC 3127
Cylinders 6
Entrant Norbert Seeger (LI)



The aim behind manufacturing Rolls Royce 20 H.P. 1929 was in a way Rolls Royce providing answer to those people who wondered if Rolls Royce can meet smaller requests in a lesser expensive car. The Rolls Royce 20 H.P. 1929 was without any second thought the first car that left the Edwardian age legacy behind in order to bring innovation and change. This car was efficient in so many more ways than just its price. With it effective engine and cylinders there remained no need to overthink in days of rain and wind. The Rolls Royce 20 H.P. 1929 was however compared a lot many times to the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1914. The Rolls Royce 20 H.P. 1929 was manufactured a foot shorter as compared to the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1914. The inclusion of the single ignition increased the compatibility of the now vintage car while saving the money of the company. The Rolls Royce 20 H.P. 1929 was introduced at a price of £1,100 while Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1914 was launched at a price of £1,850. The two vintage cars by also Royce also had a lot in common. Per say, the parallel glider frame, full floating rear axle and the tubular cross-members. The one thing that remained really special for this first of its kind Rolls Royce was that HRH The Prince of Wales in 1923 ordered the Rolls Royce 20 H.P.

2.Rolls Royce 40/50 H.P. Silver Ghost 1914

Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1914
Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1914



The second vintage car that made to our list of best of four from the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este is the Rolls Royce 40/50 H.P. Silver Ghost 1914. This car remained in the Class B at the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este. Here are some basic details about the vintage car:

Rolls Royce 40/50 H.P. Silver Ghost
1914



Type Torpedo Phaeton
Coach Builder Kellner
Engine CC 7428
Cylinders 6
Entrant Douglas Magee (US)


The Rolls Royce 40/50 H.P. Silver Ghost, according to reports and records is said to be “on test” dated 28th January 1914. After the test the Rolls Royce 40/50 H.P. Silver Ghost was delivered to Baker of London who then fitted its open drive limousine coachwork. The Rolls Royce 40/50 H.P. Silver Ghost in many ways resembled the typical formal cars of the era. This vintage car has all the air of a high roofline car that comes with large windows that cleared the way for top hats that remained in fashion during that time. Barker added curved molds in the front doors along with other things that added grace to the Rolls Royce 40/50 H.P. Silver Ghost.

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3.1959 BMW 507



1959 BMW 507 vintage cars
1959 BMW 507 vintage cars



BMW has been one of those brands who have always remained stylist, yet classic. Not including this car manufacturing company in our list of vintage cars from the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este would definitely be a neglect. The 1959 BMW 507 remained in the Class D of participants at the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este. Thus, our third vintage car is the 1959 BMW 507. The details of this vintage car are the following:

BMW 507
1959


Type Roadster
Coach Builder BMW
Engine CC 3168
Cylinders 8
Entrant The May Collection (DE)



The 1959 BMW 507 was seen as a brilliant statement by the BMW and its sporting lineage that once flourished with the success of BMW 328 before World War II hit the world. BMW 507 was launched in the year 1955 after American BMW importer Max Hoffman envisioned to meet the gap between Mercedes-Benz 300SL and MG and Triumph. The engineering of the 1959 BMW 507 was led by Fritz Fiedler and the mechanism taken largely from the 50 and 503 series. The end result of the 1959 BMW 507 was that this now vintage car had all the characteristics of BMW from its excellence to performance to construction and design.

4.1957 BMW 507


1959 BMW 507 vintage cars
1959 BMW 507 vintage cars


The fourth and the final car of our vintage car list from the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este is the 1957 BMW 507. This vintage car fell in Class F and here are some of the details of the same:

BMW 507
1957

Type Roadster
Coach Builder BMW
Engine CC 3168
Cylinders 8
Entrant The May Collection (DE)


Years ago BMW did not stand on the podium it stands today. Due to the hits from the World War II followed by the approaching downfall, the brand had to face a lot of losses. BMW started manufacturing motorcars instead of luxury cars. Projects of saloon car were also in discussion. But one thing that remained missing from BMW as a brand was something inquisitive and exciting. During that time of downfall only a new vision could save BMW. And this vision was brought in by Max Hoffman, a noted Europen car importer from New York. He saw an opportunity wherein BMW could sell halo cars in the dealership. It was then that BMW 507 took birth and the rest remains history.

The Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este
Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este bears the privilege of being one of those world’s prestigious heritage events that sees the participation of some of the rare historic cars or vintage cars along with motorcycles of their eras. Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este includes elegant event with extensively traditional roots. And all of this taking place at the Grand Hotel Villa D'Este added more edge to the event. Set on the shores of Lake Como, this Villa D'Este became home to the finest participants of the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este.

The participants were presented in eight distinct classes which were as the following for the year 2019 at the Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este.

1.Goodbye Roaring Twenties: The Birth of the Concorso
2.Fast Forward: A Quarter Century of Progress
3.Small and perfectly formed: The Coachbuilders Art in Miniature
4.A new Dawn: Into the Rock ’n’ Roll Era
5.Swinging Sixties: The Sky’s the Limit
6.Baby You Can Drive My Car: Musical Stars’ Cars
7.Speeding Against the Clock: Endurance Racing Legends
8.Daring to Dream: Concepts which rocked the Motoring World





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