The 2009 edition of the Concorso d’Eleganza at the Villa d’Este was particularly followed, from the moment two debuts were announced: the Aston Martin One-77 and the Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition.
It was the first real outing for the Aston Martin One-77 after Geneva, and you can see the new model in all its glory in these pics, thanks to our reader Mbg.
Historic models on display at the show were the Bertona Mantide, Fisker Karma S, Infiniti Essence, BMW Gina, Morgan Aeromax Supersports, and the first prototype of the new generation Mini from 1997, noted as the ACV30.
Also on show were an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B from 1938, built in only six models, while the BMW Trophy Classic went to a Bentley 8 Litre Sportsman Coupé from 1931.
The FIVA Trophy for the best preserved car went to an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GTC Castagna, while a Phantom I Sports Saloon won the title for the most elegant Rolls Royce.
Other prizes included a Girard-Perregaux award going to a rare Abarth 204 A Berlinetta Vignale from 1950, and the best restoration award went to a Ferrari 250 GT Europa.
The Aston Martin One 77 triumphed as the best concept car, voted by the public.
Thanks to Mbg BMW Serie 1 Virtual Club for the photos