Best of Show Nominees at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours
1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer
Bruce R. McCaw
1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria
William E. (Chip) Connor
1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder
John & Gwen McCaw
The Best of Show award recipient is selected from three nominees who placed First in Class on the 2017 show field. This year’s nominees, from left to right:
1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer, Bruce R. McCaw: The sporting appearance of the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer recalls its original owner in London and his well-documented racing history. The car, upgraded when new with a 7-liter supercharged engine, is as powerful as it is beautiful. The lightweight coachwork retains its original color and styling, including unusual torpedo-style running boards. In addition to its ultimate Best of Show win, the car also received two special awards: Jules Heumann Most Elegant Open Car and the Gran Turismo Trophy.
1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria, William E. (Chip) Connor: This 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria is one-of-a-kind, pure example of the graceful, elegant custom coachbuilding of the early 1930s. Its recent restoration uncovered its body number stamped on all wood and sheet metal, confirming its original, complete nature. The Packard was also recognized with two special awards at the concours, the Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible and Elegance in Motion Trophy.
1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder, John & Gwen McCaw: This 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder is the only surviving example of the 315 S. The 315 S was purpose-built for the Mille Miglia, and this car won that race in 1957, the last year of the original event. This Ferrari was also the only factory car to finish LeMans in 1957, finishing fifth overall. Ferrari went on to secure the World Championship for Sports Cars that same year. This car has been restored to its Mille Miglia configuration.
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