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Greenwich Concours ’16

 

Despite rain showers throughout the morning and late afternoon, the 2016 Greenwich Concours played host to some beautiful automobiles. Each year the field becomes increasingly impressive and prestigious, with more and more of the incredible collections in and around the Greenwich area taking part. In conjunction with the Concours, Bonhams offered an eclectic array of cars at their annual auction, from a Mercedes 190SL with matching “teardrop” camping trailer to a mighty Ferrari F40.

 

Early on in the day an immaculate, restored Cisitalia caught my eye. Covered in droplets from a previous rain shower, the pastel green paint really accentuated the gem-like nature of this small Italian touring cabrio, especially when presented on such a lush lawn. Further down the line I was lucky enough to stumble across a wonderful pre-War Bentley with its engine temporarily exposed, it would soon be shut as more rain storms approached the park. Over by the Bonham’s tent, a familiar Jaguar XK120 M sat at the water’s edge. This particular example is a great blend of period racing details, patina, and rakish good looks. It’s going under the hammer next week at The Finest’s auction during Hershey–very interested to see how it sells.

 

As the cars departed the field early due to more (and increasingly intense) storms, F40 Motorsport’s fantastic Miura was temporarily left alone to be photographed by an enthusiastic group. Impossibly low and wide, with water streaming off its polished black flanks, it provided a fitting final scene for the 2016 Concours.