Incredible Moss collection dazzles at Amelia Island

| 18 Mar 2015

A mind-boggling array of classic racers – each driven by Sir Stirling Moss – stole the show at this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance from 13-15 March.

The incredible set was headlined by Moss' 1955 Mille Miglia, Tourist Trophy and Targa Florio-winning Mercedes-Benz 300SLR.

It was joined by two more Silver Arrows – the W196 Monoposto in which he won his first World Championship British Grand Prix at Aintree, and the streamliner that he drove at Monza in his final Formula One race for the German manufacturer. 

Amelia Island Concours

However, it was an American-built classic that took the top prize, with the Best of Show award being given to the ex-Brooks Stevens 1930 Cord L29 Speedster. The renowned designer owned the car until his death in 1995, at which point it was bought by current owners Ed and Judy Schoenthaler, who restored it to its present award-winning condition. 

As well as victory at this year's Amelia Island event, the car had success at Pebble Beach in 2000, shortly after its restoration was completed.

Amelia Island Concours

The Cord shared the honours with the 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider of David Sydorick, which won the Concours de Sport Best of Show award. The car was transported across the country for the event from its usual home in Beverly Hills, California. 

Away from the concours lawn, an incredible $100m changed changed hands during the week's auctions with the top price of more than $6m being paid for a Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet.

The full list of winners

Best in Class - American Classic (1932 - 1934)1933 Packard 1005 Coupe Laura and Jack B. Smith, Jr. - Elkhart, INAmelia Award - American Classic (1932 - 1934)1934 Packard 1107 Coupe Roadster David and Lorie Greenberg - Hewlett Harbor, NYAmelia Award - American Classic (1932 - 1934)1932 Packard 903 Deluxe 8 The Kurtz Brothers - Ridgefield, CTBest in Class - American Classic (1935 - 1941)1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet Wellington and Janet Morton - St. Johns, FLAmelia Award - American Classic (1935 - 1941)1937 Packard 1508 David and Linda Kane - Bernardsville, NJAmelia Award - American Classic (1935 - 1941)1935 Packard V-12 Model 1207 Gallery 260 Limited - Toronto, ON, CanadaBest in Class - American Classic (Pre 1932)1930 Pierce-Arrow Waterhouse Convertible Victoria Terence E. Adderley - Bloomfield Hills, MIAmelia Award - American Classic (Pre 1932)1930 Packard 745 Roadster Bob and Gitte Thayer - Atlanta, GAAmelia Award - American Classic (Pre 1932)1929 Ruxton Sedan Tampa Bay Automobile Museum - Pinellas Park, FLBest in Class - American Production1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk Joe and Betsy Parsons - Raleigh, NCAmelia Award - American Production1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Jean and Donald Ghareeb - Birmingham, ALBest in Class - Bentley1947 Bentley Mark VI Franay Drophead Coupe Orin and Stephanie Smith - Vero Beach, FLAmelia Award - Bentley1950 Bentley Mark VI Hooper Coupe Fred and Donna Kriz - MonacoBest in Class - BMW 327/3281937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia Oscar Davis - Elizabeth, NJAmelia Award - BMW 327/3281937 BMW 328 Dirk and Alexandra de Groen - Coral Gables, FLBest in Class - Cars of Stirling Moss1956 Maserati 300S Lawrence Auriana - Greenwich, CTAmelia Award - Cars of Stirling Moss1957 Maserati 450S Bruce R. McCaw - Bellevue, WAAmelia Award - Cars of Stirling Moss1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Craig and Susan McCaw - Santa Barbara, CABest in Class - Cars of the Cowboys1948 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible Arturo and Deborah Keller - Petaluma, CAAmelia Award - Cars of the Cowboys1937 Cord SC 812 Phaeton Bob and Pat White - Scottsdale, AZBest in Class - Chrysler Town and Country1947 Chrysler Town and Country Sedan Loren Hulber - Macungie, PAAmelia Award - Chrysler Town and Country1941 Chrysler Town and Country Peter Heydon - Ann Arbor, MIBest in Class - Corvette Racecars (1968 - 1972)1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Shannon and Ted Skokos - Dallas, TXAmelia Award - Corvette Racecars (1968 - 1972)1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Irwin Kroiz - Ambler, PABest in Class - Duesenberg1930 Duesenberg J-246 Sam and Emily Mann - Englewood, NJAmelia Award - Duesenberg1935 Duesenberg SJN-564 Bill and Barbara Parfet - Hickory Corners, MIBest in Class - European Custom Coachwork1931 Minerva AL Convertible Sedan Academy of Art University - San Francisco, CAAmelia Award - European Custom Coachwork1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 A Cabriolet Rosner Motorsports - Fredericksburg, VAAmelia Award - European Custom Coachwork1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Tom and Mary Jo Heckman - Newtown Square, PABest in Class - Ferrari Formula 11964 Ferrari F-158 Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - Birmingham, ALAmelia Award - Ferrari Formula 11975 Ferrari 312T Griot's Garage - Tacoma, WAAmelia Award - Ferrari Formula 11952 Ferrari Formula One 375 Indianapolis Lammot J. du Pont - McLean, VABest in Class - Ferrari GT (Closed)1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Prototipo Superfast II The Herrington Collection - Bow, NHAmelia Award - Ferrari GT (Closed)1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Jaime and CeCe Muldoon - Guadalajara, MexicoAmelia Award - Ferrari GT (Closed)1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Joe Dash - Williamsville, NYBest in Class - Ferrari GT (Open)1961 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet The Marsico Collection - Englewood, COBest in Class - Forgotten Fiberglass1954 Woodill Wildfire Series II Richard D. Foster and Jeanette D. Foster - Potterville, MIAmelia Award - Forgotten Fiberglass1964 LaDawri Daytona James and Margaret Walker - Hume, VAAmelia Award - Forgotten Fiberglass1955 Woodill Wildfire The Joan and Ted Griffin Family - Houston, TXPage 5 of 20Best in Class - Horseless Carriage (1895 - 1915)1904 Oldsmobile 6-C John and Elizabeth Garnett - Spotsylvania, VAAmelia Award - Horseless Carriage (1895 - 1915)1911 International Harvester J-30 Robert Farris - Canton, GABest in Class - Horseless Carriage (40+ Horsepower)1913 Mercedes 37/95 Helen and Jack Nethercutt - The Nethercutt Collection - Sylmar, CAAmelia Award - Horseless Carriage (40+ Horsepower)1908 Daimler TC48 Longfield Family - Burlington, ON, CanadaAmelia Award - Horseless Carriage (40+ Horsepower)1912 Thomas Flyer Roadster David Coker - Chattanooga, TNBest in Class - Hot Rods, East1934 Ford 3 W Coupe William and Ellen Couch - Washington, MIAmelia Award - Hot Rods, East1932 Ford Roadster (Fred Steele) 3 Dog Garage - Boyertown, PAAmelia Award - Hot Rods, East1932 Ford Hot Rod Ron Stetter - Longwood, FLBest in Class - Hot Rods, West1929 Ford Dick Flint Roadster Donald Bernstein - Clarks Summit, PAAmelia Award - Hot Rods, West1932 Ford Ray Brown Roadster Margie and Robert E. Petersen Collection - Los Angeles, CAAmelia Award - Hot Rods, West1932 Ford Roadster The Galpin Motors Collection - North Hills, CABest in Class - Mercedes-Benz1954 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet Craig Kappel Collection - Chatham, MAAmelia Award - Mercedes-Benz1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Larry Page - Richmond, VAAmelia Award - Mercedes-Benz1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Christian and Connie Nast - Hartland, VTBest in Class - Motorcycles1974 Ducati 750SS Jim and Sharon Dillard - Richmond, VAAmelia Award - Motorcycles1952 Vincent Black Shadow "Special" Somer Hooker Collection - Brentwood, TNAmelia Award - Motorcycles1954 Parilla Bialbero Speciale 250 Factory Racer Jim and Sharon Dillard - Richmond, VABest in Class - Orphan Concepts1954 Mercury XM-800 The Richard H. Driehaus Collection - Chicago, ILAmelia Award - Orphan Concepts1963 Pontiac Grand Prix X-400 Bill Schoening and Al Eichelberger - Tucson, AZBest in Class - Porsche 914 - 9161971 Porsche 914/6 GT Werk Jeff and Terri Zwart - Corona Del Mar, CAAmelia Award - Porsche 914 - 9161970 Porsche 914/6 GT Paul Pflugfelder - Concord, MAAmelia Award - Porsche 914 - 9161970 Porsche 914/6 GT The Revs Institute for Automotive Research - Naples, FLBest in Class - Race Cars (1960 - 1990)1965 Ferrari Dino 166P/206P Andreas Mohringer - Salzburg, AustriaAmelia Award - Race Cars (1960 - 1990)1960 Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTL The Ingram Collection - Durham, NCAmelia Award - Race Cars (1960 - 1990)1990 Nissan NPT Jim Jaeger - Indian Hill, OHBest in Class - Race Cars (Pre War - 1959)1936 Bear Special Indy Champ Car DL George Historic Motocar Collection - Cochranville, PAAmelia Award - Race Cars (Pre War - 1959)1934 Alfa Romeo Pescara Prototype John and Betty Murphy - Smyrna, GAAmelia Award - Race Cars (Pre War - 1959)1959 Bocar XP-5 Fisher-Karon-Eide Partners - Minneapolis, MNBest in Class - Rolls-Royce1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Convertible by Franay Orin and Stephanie Smith - Vero Beach, FLAmelia Award - Rolls-Royce1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Convertible Steve Wolf - Boca Raton, FLBest in Class - Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost OFF Brothers Collection - Bill Johnston and Ron Elenbaas - Richland, MIAmelia Award - Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 Springfield Mark and Carolynne Corigliano - Peapack and Gladstone, NJBest in Class - Speedsters1930 Packard 734 Speedster Boattail Runabout John D. Groendyke - Enid, OKAmelia Award - Speedsters1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster Richard F. and Helen A. Harding - Beavercreek, OHBest in Class - Sports and GT Cars (1946 - 1954)1952 Cisitalia 202 SC Gran Sport The Schigiel Collection - Leo and Lisa Schigiel - Miami Beach, FLAmelia Award - Sports and GT Cars (1946 - 1954)1951 Nash-Healey Shawn and Leanne Till - Potomac, MDAmelia Award - Sports and GT Cars (1946 - 1954)1948 Stanguellini 1100 cc Sport Barchetta Herb Wolfe - Englewood, NJBest in Class - Sports and GT Cars (1955 - 1959)1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Jim and Nancy Utaski - Skillman, NJAmelia Award - Sports and GT Cars (1955 - 1959)1959 Porsche Carrera Steven Harris - New York, NYBest in Class - Sports and GT Cars (1960 - 1964)1960 Aston Martin DB4GTZ The Helena Collection - Santa Fe, NMAmelia Award - Sports and GT Cars (1960 - 1964)1962 Morgan +4 Allen and Mary Jo Smith - Madison, OHAmelia Award - Sports and GT Cars (1960 - 1964)1960 Triumph Italia 2000 GT Alan and Robin Anspaugh - Yardley, PABest in Class - Sports and GT Cars (1965 - 1974)1965 Shelby Cobra CSX3130 Billy Weaver - Greenville, SCAmelia Award - Sports and GT Cars (1965 - 1974)1965 Aston Martin DB5 Robert, Beth, Alex and Charlie Bernat - Highland Park, ILAmelia Award - Sports and GT Cars (1965 - 1974)1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Hagerty Family Collection - Traverse City, MIBest in Class - Sports Cars (Pre-War - 1942)1932 Alfa Romeo 8-c 2300 Zagato Spider David Sydorick - Beverly Hills, CAAmelia Award - Sports Cars (Pre-War - 1942)1932 MG F1 Magna Stiles Special Threesome Malcolm and Barbara Appleton - Waitsfield, VTAmelia Award - Sports Cars (Pre-War - 1942)1926 Sunbeam Three-Litre Super Sports Robert and Jackie Lederer - South Barrington, ILBest in Class - Stutz (1929 - 1933)1932 Stutz Super Bearcat North Collection - St. Michaels, MDAmelia Award - Stutz (1929 - 1933)1930 Stutz MB/SC Bill and Christine Snyder - Hudson, OHAmelia Award - Stutz (1929 - 1933)1933 Stutz Monte Carlo Richard and Irina Mitchell - Montgomery, TXBest in Class - Stutz (Pre 1929)1929 Stutz M-8 Convertible Victoria Ralph and Adeline Marano - Westfield, NJAmelia Award - Stutz (Pre 1929)1914 Stutz Race Car J.C. and Judy O'Steen Collection - Tallahassee, FLAmelia Award - Stutz (Pre 1929)1923 Stutz Speedway Four Brian and Trish White - Apex, NCBest in Class - World Rally Cars1971 Porsche 911 S/T East African Safari Don Ahearn - Kismet, NYAmelia Award - World Rally Cars1985 Porsche 959 Bernard and Joan Carl - Washington, DCThe Amelia Island AwardFOR THE MOST ELEGANT FORMAL SEDAN OR TOWN CAR1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 LeBaron Town Car Howard and Rosalind Kroplick - East Hills, NYThe Autoweek AwardFOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT RACE CAR DRIVEN BY SIR STIRLING MOSS1955 Mercedes-Benz W196 S 300 SLR (#722) Mercedes-Benz Classic - Stuttgart, GermanyThe BMW TrophyFOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE1937 BMW 328s Lothar Schuettler - Darnestown, MDThe Bob Turnquist TrophyFOR THE MOST ELEGANT PACKARD1934 Packard LeBaron V-12 Aero Coupe Harry Yeaggy - Cincinnati, OHThe Breitling Watch AwardFOR THE CAR OF TIMELESS BEAUTY1957 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Proto-Type Bob and Anne Brockinton Lee - Reno, NVThe Buddy Palumbo AwardFOR THE CAR RESTORED BY AND DRIVEN TO THE SHOW BY ITS OWNER1933 Dymaxion Lane Motor Museum - Nashville, TNThe Camille Jenatzy AwardFOR THE CAR WITH THE MOST AUDACIOUS EXTERIOR1964 Pontiac Bonneville Kid Rock Collection - Detroit, MIThe Cantore/ Wit's End TrophyFOR THE ENTRANT EXPERIENCING JUST PLAIN BAD LUCK1956 Porsche 550 A LeMans Prototype Amalia Palmaz Living Trust - Napa, CAThe Chairman's Choice TrophyFOR THE CAR FOUND MOST APPEALING BY THE CHAIRMAN1956 Ferrari 290MM Pierrey Collection - London, EnglandThe Chrysler TrophyFOR THE MOST ELEGANT CHRYSLER1960 Chrysler 300F Don and Donna McCullen - Ocala, FLThe Chubb Classic Car Insurance TrophyFOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT STUTZ1912 Stutz Bearcat Model A Clem and Mary C. Lange - Huntingburg, INThe Claude Nolan Cadillac AwardFOR THE MOST ELEGANT CADILLAC1931 Cadillac V-16 452A Bob and Anne Brockinton Lee - Reno, NVThe David E. Davis TrophyFOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING POST-WAR AMERICAN CAR1963 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 Andy and Nancy Cannizzo - Matawan, NJThe Daytona International Speedway TrophyFOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT DAYTONA 24-HOUR WINNER1961 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale "Sperimentale" Bruce R. McCaw - Bellevue, WAThe Driving Enthusiasts AwardJEANKNOWSCARS.COM SALUTES THE INDIVIDUAL WHO DRIVES THEIR CAR REGULARLY1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Michael and Cynthia Sierra - Tampa, FLThe duPont Registry's People's Choice Award1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Richard Gorman and Colleen Paige - North Miami, FLThe First Coast News AwardFOR THE CAR REPRESENTING THE MOST ADVANCED STYLING FOR ITS ERA1954 DeSoto Adventurer II Linda and Paul Gould - Pawling, NYThe FIVA AwardFOR THE MOST WELL PRESERVED VEHICLE1926 Duesenberg Model A Steve and Susan Babinsky - Lebanon, NJThe Ford Motor Company/E.T. Gregorie TrophyFOR ENDURING DESIGN EXCELLENCE1930 Cord L29 Brooks Stevens Speedster Ed and Judy Schoenthaler Collection - Oak Brook, ILThe General Motors/Dave Holls AwardFOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING GENERAL MOTORS CAR1939 Buick Redfern Saloon Tourer Chris and Jack Beebe - Osprey, FLThe Gil Nickel/Far Niente AwardFOR THE BEST CAR IN WHICH TO TOUR THE NAPA VALLEY1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S Rare Wheels Collection - Windermere, FLThe Glasurit AwardTHE GLASURIT AWARD FOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT HOT ROD1932 Ford Highboy Roadster Bruce Meyer - Beverly Hills, CAThe Grand Sport TrophyFOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT CORVETTE1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe Glen and Lucia Spielberg - Merrick, NYThe Hagerty Children's Award1963 Pontiac Bonneville Joyce and DeWayne Deck - Denver, CO1968 Lamborghini Miura Dr. Raphael Gabay - Philadelphia, PA1932 Packard 903 Deluxe 8 The Kurtz Brothers - Ridgefield, CTThe Hans Mandt TrophyTHE HANS MANDT TROPHY FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING PORSCHE RACE CAR1968 Porsche 908 Short Tail Coupe Michael Malone - Seattle, WAThe Heacock Classic Insurance AwardHEACOCK CLASSIC INSURANCE AWARD FOR THE MOST ELEGANT STUTZ1930 Stutz SV16 Monte Carlo Joseph and Margie Cassini, III - West Orange, NJThe Hemmings TrophyFOR THE MOST ELEGANT CLOSED CAR1929 Stutz Model M by Lancefield Richard and Irina Mitchell - Montgomery, TXThe Historic Vehicle Association AwardTHIS CAR MATTERS AWARD FOR NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE HERITAGE1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Dennis P. Nicotra - Fairfield, CTThe Indianapolis Motor Speedway/Tony Hulman AwardFOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT INDIANAPOLIS RACE CAR1955 Kurtis-Kraft 500-D Belanger Roadster Bob and Diane McConnell - Urbana, OHThe Jaguar of North America AwardFOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT JAGUAR1952 Jaguar XK120 SE Coupe Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Ltd. - Coventry, EnglandThe Judge John North TrophyFOR THE BEST NEW COACHWORK OR RE-CREATION1954 Chevrolet Motorama Corvair Michael Terry and Brett Hendersen - Greenwood, INThe Kelly Services TrophyFOR MOST ELEGANT SPORTS CAR1958 Ferrari 250 GT Peter Kalikow - New York, NYThe Lamborghini TrophyFOR THE MOST TECHNICALLY ADVANCED LAMBORGHINI1968 Lamborghini Miura Dr. Raphael Gabay - Philadelphia, PAThe Malcom Pray TrophyFOR THE MOST ELEGANT FRENCH COACHWORK1938 Delahaye 135 MS Grand Sport Jeffrey and Frances Fisher - Palm Beach, FLThe Maserati TrophyFOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT MASERATI1956 Maserati 250F Lawrence Auriana - Greenwich, CTThe Meguiar's AwardFOR THE CAR WITH THE MOST OUTSTANDING FINISH1937 Bugatti 57 SC Atalante James A. Patterson - The Patterson Collection - Louisville, KYThe Mercedes-Benz Club of AmericaFOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT MERCEDES-BENZ1955 Mercedes-Benz W196 S 300 SLR (#722) Mercedes-Benz Classic - Stuttgart, GermanyThe Mercedes-Benz Star of ExcellenceFOR THE MOST ELEGANT MERCEDES-BENZ1929 Mercedes-Benz S Arturo and Deborah Keller - Petaluma, CAThe Millard Newman AwardFOR THE ROLLS-ROYCE BEST REPRESENTING THE SPIRIT OF MILLARD NEWMAN1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost L & E Tourer Veasey Cullen - Easton, MDThe Phil Hill/Craftsman AwardFOR THE RESTORER OF THE BEST NEW RESTORATION Mike Kleeves, Automobile Metal Shaping Company - Kimball, MIThe Porsche TrophyFOR THE MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT PORSCHE1960 Porsche RS-60 The Revs Institute for Automotive Research - Naples, FLThe RM Sotheby's TrophyFOR THE MOST ELEGANT OPEN CAR1942 Packard 180 Darrin Victoria Dan Hanlon - Naples, FLThe Road & Track TrophyFOR THE CAR THE EDITORS OF ROAD & TRACK WOULD MOST LIKE TO DRIVE HOME1983 Lancia #37 John and Suzanne Campion - Jacksonville, FLThe Sandra Alford Fashion TrophyFOR THE BEST PRESENTATION OF FASHION AND THE AUTOMOBILE1932 Ruxton Sedan Scott R. Boses and Celesta Pappas-Boses - Clearwater, FLThe Spirit of the Hobby TrophyDon Williams - Danville, CAThe Spirit of Sebring AwardFOR THE CAR BEST REPRESENTING THE SPIRIT OF THE SEBRING 12-HOUR RACE1954 OSCA Sports Racer The Revs Institute for Automotive Research - Naples, FLThe Wind in Your Face AwardFOR THE MOST ELEGANT MOTORCYCLE1996 Britten V1000 Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - Birmingham, AL