Excelsior steals the show in Antwerp


A stunning 1927 Excelsior Albert Court Cabriolet proved more than a match for the beautiful setting of Kasteel Belvédere in Belgium, as it came out victorious at the Antwerp Concours. 

The 11th running of the event took place on 13 September, attracting some of the finest classics the continent has to offer. Though the majority of entrants were Belgian, a host of German, French, British and Italian classics could also be admired, including a delightful 1952 Fiat 1100E Zagato, which picked up the gong for best restoration. 

It was beaten to the top prize by the Snutsel et Fils-bodied Excelsior, which proved to be the darling of the judges throughout the event. 

Also cutting a dash on the concours lawn was a 1951 Pegaso Z-102, which proved a huge hit with visitors and won the people’s choice award. The car is the oldest survivor of its type and now resides in Belgium following a lengthy spell in Spain. It was bought by its new owner, Johan van Puyvelde, at this year’s Rétromobile show in Paris. 

José-Ramén Ricart, grandson of engineer Wifredo Ricart, was the event’s guest of honour.

Ex-Count Trossi 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Touring Superleggera Coupé

Ex-Ettore Bugatti 1938 Bugatti 57C Special Coupé

1970 Ferrari Dino 246GT and 1964 Porsche 356 Coupé

1951 Talbot Lago T26 Record Coupé


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