A perfect harmony between the public and the jury of experts enabled the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B to gain a one-two victory at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019. The captivating and technically sophisticated two-door coupé from 1937 was crowned the overall winner of the world’s most traditional heritage beauty contest for historic vehicles.
The doubly successful Alfa Romeo celebrated at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019 was already a valuable rarity when it came into being. It is one of only 30 vehicles built in this series and launched on the market by the Milan-based manufacturer between 1937 and 1940 in a particularly exclusive configuration.
“I have won a lot of prizes with my automobiles, but this vehicle really fulfills all my desires. The Best of Show here at Villa d’Este is like receiving a knighthood,” said David Sydorick, the new collector from Milan who has already won the title of Best of Show with another Alfa Romeo from his collection in 2015.
The jury was made up of international experts and illustrious connoisseurs of classic vehicles turned out to be a home victory. This is the sixth time in succession that the jury led by its President Lorenzo Ramaciotti has bestowed the contest’s most important award on a car made in Italy.
In the end, the jury had two class winners in their shortlist for the Best of Show. The car’s sheer elegance was ultimately the deciding factor in favour of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Touring.