Bugatti seals victory in Luxembourg


An incredible 'matching numbers' 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante was a deserving Best of Show at the inaugural Mondorf-les-Bains Concours and Luxembourg Classic Days, held over the weekend at the thermal-spa resort.

Chassis 57598 was driven to and from the event from its Alsace home by proud owner Mrs Börg, and was the clear standout among a field of 150 glorious classics from Germany, Belgium, France, The Netherlands and the host nation.

A judging team including Andrea Zagato and Jean-Marie Schmit, president of the Lëtzerbuerger Oldtimer Federatioun, picked winners for several special anniversary classes celebrating 110 years of Harley Davidson, 100 of Aston Martin (including a fabulous DB4 with rare factory hard-top, above) and 50 years of the Porsche 911, along with the main awards for different age groups.

The victors included a 1910 Renault (above, Pre-1920 class), 1928 Rolls-Royce (1921-1945), AC Ace Bristol (1946-1960) and 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GTS (1961-1975).

Away from the concours, there were tours for pre-’75 vehicles and the start of the Veteran Car Club Gran-Ducal rally, helping to keep the thousands of spectators entertained.

Further favourites among the crowds included a beautiful Ferrari 330GT 2+2 making its post-restoration debut, a Dutch-registered Lancia Flaminia Sport (above), a 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 Zagato (below), plus a pair of superb Delahayes – a 1938 135S Le Mans and 1939 135M by Chapron.

All proceeds from the event were donated to the Make A Wish foundation. Organisers are already calling for entries for the 2014 event. For further details, visit the website.

More photos below:

1910 Napier

1938 Delahaye 135S with Le Mans history

Truly elegant 1939 Delahaye 135M by Chapron

Paul Decker is rightfully proud of his pristine 1951 Porsche 356

Text and images by Mario Laguna

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