Concours makes Florence debut

| 1 Feb 2011

Stunning floodlights accentuated the serene beauty of the 15th-century Giardino della Gherardesca in Florence, Italy as the Uniques Special Ones classic event was held for the first time, focusing on bespoke one-off cars.

Created by Mille Miglia organiser MAC, the 80-car turnout ranged from a '27 Duesenberg Model X Boat-tail Roadster to a one-off Castagna concept coupe based on an Alfa 75 V6.

Italian exotica dominated the entry, but there was a striking supercharged Austin-Healey 100, with GT body by DeMola, and the '62 Geneva Motor Show Sunbeam Alpine Harrington Le Mans.

Best of Show went to Brandon Wang's '67 Ferrari 330GTC Speciale, of which only two were built. This one, the first, was shown at the '67 Brussels show before delivery to Princess Liliane de Rethy.