Thought all the classics gracing the sun-kissed shores of Lake Como for the annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este were glistening gems, polished within an inch of their existence?
For the 2018 running of this prestigious event, the theme was 'Hollywood on the Lake' and among the star-studded cast, this 1913 SCAT 25/35 HP stood out.
The 105-year-old is exceptional due to its originality, a fact which was recognised with the Best Preserved Vehicle award at the event courtesy of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles).
Dr Mario Theissen, Senior Vice President of FIVA and a member of the jury, explained why this car, owned by Corrado Lopresto, was worthy of this award.
“A car more than 100 years old, in remarkably original shape and fully running, this is a perfect statement of what FIVA stands for.”
This year's coveted ‘Best of Show’ award, voted for by the jury, was given to the 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport belonging to Andreas Mohringer.
Another of this year's big prizes, the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este which is voted for by the public, was presented to a second Italian beauty: a 1968 Alfa Romeo 33/2 Stradale owned by Albert Spiess.