Exclusive Florida gathering attracts stunning classic showing


There was a superb turnout of classics at Cavallino Sports Sunday, held recently at Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The exclusive event was limited to around 700 guests and C&SC was among them to meet the owners and their cars.

One of the showstoppers was Dennis Nicotra's recently bought 1956 Ferrari 250GT Boano (main image). The last of nine pre-production alloy-bodied Boanos, chassis 0447GT was sold new to Guido Cantelli, the conductor of La Scala opera. Following his death in a plane crash the 250GT was sent to Luigi Chinetti to be sold in America where it has remained ever since.

Also garnering a lot of attention was Mitch and Wendy Gross' 1925 Aston Martin 11/2 Litre. The couple have owned the ex-George Eyston twin-cam powered Aston for nearly a decade and it was fresh from a full restoration.

Similarly racy but from another era was Barbara and Leonard McCue's 1953 Nash Healey which has seen action at Lime Rock and Pittsburgh. Leonard said:  "I've raced just about everything there is with wheels and the Nash Healey is the most fun I've ever had!"

Lloyd Gillespie took along his 1955 Jaguar XK140 fixed-head fresh from a 5000 hour restoration while Milli Ricciavdelli brought a simply stunning 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet bought at the RM/Sothebys Art of the Automobile sale in New York last year.



Similarly racy but from another era was Barbara and Leonard McCue's 1953 Nash Healey which has seen action at Lime Rock and Pittsburg.
Correct city spelling is Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The h at the end is a distinction of this US city, also seen in sport teams, Pittsburgh Steelers ( American football), Pittsburgh Penguins ( hockey ) , and Pittsburgh Pirates, ( baseball), but most important at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, July 11-20, 2014 with the Mini as the Marque of the year!


A great lot of cars with very proud owners, i'm not so sure about the Ferrari's i'm getting tired of seeing the same cars but they are nice i'm really more into the affordable classics, it's kind of obvious the Ferrari's etc. are going to be perfect because their owners have money, i like the cars that come from everyday people the kind that just work hard themselves to get their cars to this standard like me restoring my 356 A by myself and not paying someone to do it, anyway that's what i like.

The Pittsburgh comment ?????? they didn't get it wrong and why even mention it???

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