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Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance 2012

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The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance saw entrants from across 15 countries. Yes, owners of beauiful classic and vintage machines had they cars carefully packed and shipped from all across the world to Monterey Bay where they would vy for the top honour - the coveted Best of Show trophy. Winning the trophy this year was the beautiful 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo owned by Paul and Judy Andews of Texas and furbished by the legendary coach builder Jacques Saoutchik. It was the seventh time Mercedes-Benz has won the trophy, the last time being in 2001.

Incidentally, this year also featured a special category dedicated to vehicles that were furbished by Saoutchik himself, the trophy for which also went to the same M-B 680S. The Concours also, for the first time, featured a special category called the Cars of the Maharajas Class that featured cars owned at some point by Indian royalty. The 1935 Duesenberg J Gurney-Nutting Speedster owned by the William Lyon Family, Newport Beach, California took home the prize in the E-1 Maharaja class. The E-2 Maharaja class trophy went to the 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Barker Sports Torpedo Tourer owned by the Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong.


The U American Sports Custom class was won by the very fluid 1948 Norman Timbs Emil Diedt Roadster owned by Gary and Diane Cerveny, Malibu, California. While the Duesenberg trophy went to the 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster owned by Joseph & Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey.

Winners in all the categories can be found on page 2>>

Best of show Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo

A-1 Antique Small Cars 1903 Packard Model F Rear Entrance Tonneau

A-2 Antiques 1919 McFarlan Type 125 Touring

C-1 American Classic Open 1929 duPont Model G Merrimac Speedster

C-2 American Classic Closed 1931 Packard 845 DeLuxe Eight Dietrich Sport Sedan

C-3 Packard Open 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Sedan

D Mercer 1913 Mercer Model 35 J Raceabout

E-1 Maharaja 1935 Duesenberg J Gurney-Nutting Speedster

E-2 Maharaja Rolls-Royce 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Barker Sports Torpedo Tourer

F Saoutchik Coachwork 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Coachwork Torpedo

G Duesenberg 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster

H Rolls-Royce 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Hibbard & Darrin Transformable

I Mercedes-Benz 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

J-1 European Classic: Sports Racing 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Figoni Coupe

J-2 European Classic: Grand Touring 1937 Bentley 4.25-Liter Windovers Drophead Coupe

J-3 French Grand Touring 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet

K Fiat 1911 Fiat Tipo 6 Holbrook 4 Passenger Demi-Tonneau

L-1 Prewar Preservation 1932 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Sedan

L-2 Postwar Preservation 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Coupe

M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring 1955 Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Cabriolet

M-2 Ferrari Competition 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Berlinetta

N-1 AC 1960 AC Ace Roadster

N-2 Shelby Cobra 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA Competition Roadster

O-1 Prewar Sports Open 1949 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

O-2 Prewar Sports Closed 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupe

O-3 Postwar Sports Touring 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Franay Cabriolet

U American Sport Customs 1948 Norman Timbs Emil Diedt Roadster

V Open-Wheel Race Cars 1911 Franklin D Race Car

X German Motorcycles 1934 BMW R7