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Held on the days of March 10th through March 13 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida, the 21st Concours d'Elegance has evolved into  the premier antique and classic car show on the east coast of the United States. Situated thirty miles from the city of Jacksonville on the northern border of the state of Florida, the event attracts tens of thousands of people to the event literally overloading the hotels in the area. "We are booked up all the way into Georgia" was one line this writer heard from one hotel reception clerk. Why would so many come to an otherwise overlooked corner of the state? Looking at these photos, most readers will want to book their reservations now to see the next show in person. It is a lightly populated corner of Florida, and hotels book out very quickly.

In addition to becoming the finest automobile show on the East Coast, this venue has become important for leading car auctions as well. Bonhams held a prior sale at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on March 10th. Those results can be seen here. Foremost sales included Lot 123, 1967 Ferrari 275 sold for $2.75 million lot 139 a 1937 Bugatti Roadster sold for $9.735 and lot 167, a 1937 Mercedes 540 Cabriolet sold for $2.97 million US dollars. 

On March 11 Gooding and Compnay held their Amelia Island Auction, and those results can be seen here.

RM Sothebys was held at the Amelia Island Ritz Carleton on March 12th, those results may be seen here.

Next years show will be March 10th through March 12, 2017, for more information, click here

 01cord 1938 phantom corsair experimental SDC

1938 Phantom Corsair Experimental, Cord engine, Class SDC

02 cord 1937 812 c11937 Cord 812 Supercharged Beverly C1

03 1937 812 cord supercharged C1 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged C1

04 1940mercurycoupcord1940 Mercury Sport Coupe Custom

06packard1933twelveconvetiblevictoria1933 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria

07packard19331933 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria

08a27 ferrari 1949 166 TC lemans winner1949 Ferrari 166, 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Class TC

09a23ferrari 1953 340 RCI1953 Ferrari 340, Class RCI

10a24 FERRARI 250 Europa fgt1953 Ferrari 250 Europa, Class FGC  

  

11a26ferrari 1957 TRC 500 RC11957 Ferrari TRC 500, Class RC1

12a28 Ferrari 1964 250M TC lemans winner1964 Ferrari 250M, 24hr of Le Mans winner, Class TC

13a42 1966 ferrari 275 GTB FGT1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, Class FGT

 14a31 1953 Fiat V supersonic SC11953 Fiat 8V Supersonic, Class SC1 

15a30 pegaso 1955 coupe PG1955 Pegaso Coupe, Class PG

16a29 1954 pegaso Z 102 PG1954 Pegaso Z 102, Class PG

16 maserati A6 1500 SC11950 Maserati A6 1500, Class SC1

17 maseratiDSC 06671950 Maserati A6 1500, Class SC1

18a43 1954 Cunningham C3 Carrozzeria Vignale1954 Cunningham C3 Carrozzeria Vignale, SC

 

19a43 aston martin 1960DB SC31960 Aston Martin DB4, Class SC3  

 

20a44 shelby cora 1964 289mkiiCSX 2512 sc31964 Shelby Cobra 289 MKII CSX 2512, Class SC3. This legendary car was involved in a police chase across California. Driver finally caught at Nevada state line. "You may outrun the cops, but not the radio"

 21a45 1965 Shelby Detomaso P70 RC21965 Shelby DeTomaso P70, RC2

 22 000DSC 0615 1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 Cabriolet, Class PC. Inspired by Janis Joplin's Porsche

 23 0lambo miuraDSC 07221968 Lamborghini Miura, Class LM

 

 

23a46 1966 bizzarini spider 5300 sdb1966 Bizzarini 5300 Spyder, SDB

 24a47 1968 bizzarini spyder 5300 sdb1966 Bizzarini 5300 Spyder, SDB

 25a48 1969 penske camaro TA1969 Penske Camaro, Class TA

 26a50 1971 plymouth roadrunner TA1971 Plymouth Roadrunner, Class TC  

 

27a49 VPJ Colt Ford JohnnyLighting 1970Indychamp TC1970 VPJ Colt Ford Johnny Lighting, Indy champ, Class TC 

28a51 1957 watson indycar tc1957 Watson Indianapolis 500 Race car, Class TC

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To read Part One of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2016, click here

To read the story on the Seal Cove Auto Museum, Mt. Desert Maine, click here

 

About the Author

Robert Alexander Boyle

Robert Alexander Boyle

 Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropo...
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