The 2014 edition of the famed Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este was staged 23-25 May amongst the gardens and grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and neighbouring Villa Erba on Lake Como in Cernobbio, Italy. Over three days, the parkland of Villa d’Este and Villa Erba on the banks of Lake Como provided a magnificent backdrop for the line-up of historic cars.
This year’s the Villa d’Este could not have gone better for Maserati, especially in this year of celebrations marking the centenary of the company’s foundation. The winner of the jury’s Best of Show trophy was the dark blue 1956 Maserati 450 S, owned by Swiss collector Albert Spiess. In 1956 and 1957, the Modena car manufacturer built just ten of these 2-seater racing cars, fitted with a 4.5-litre 400 HP engine and a body by Fantuzzi. This car, chassis number 4502, left for the United States in October 1956, purchased by Tony Parravano. It went on to compete in a number of races, meanwhile changing ownership several times before coming into the possession of the present day Swiss owner.
In addition to Dirk de Jager’s photo gallery, photographer Pavel Novitski also documented the 2014 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance with the following gallery of images that artfully highlight the automotive display on the shores of Lake Como. We split up Pavel’s pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Pavel, visit PavelNovitski.com/.
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 – Featured Picture Gallery
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