Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este 2009

Class B
Pre-War Closed Cars

1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Sports Saloon Hooper

1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sportsman Coupe Gurney Nutting
Only 100 8-litre Bentleys were built in total, and this one is has a very interesting radiator-mascot.

radiator-mascot, "taking a shower" at the rainy Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este

It was created by jeweler, and glass-artist Lalique, and I heard that the value of the mascot is about 100,000 Euro!

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Sedanca Town Car Brewster
This Phantom I was built in the USA. The difference to the Sports Saloon (on top of this website) is that the steering wheel is on the left side, Rolls-Royce cars that were built in Great Britain still were built with the steering wheel on the "wrong side".
So it's quite easy to identify a "Springfield-Phantom" from a "normal" one.
And most of these American Rolls-Royce were bodied by Brewster, because Rolls-Royce bought that coachbuilder.
The body type "Sedanca Town Car" is a limousine with a removable top for the driver-compartment, quite often the top was only a canvas-top. There were a lot of other names for that body-style, like "Coupé De Ville"

1935 "Jaguar" SS1 Swallow
The Swallow Sidecar company didn't use the name "Jaguar" as company name, before 1945, Jaguar just was some sort of model-name, to illustrate the elegance, and power of the car. But after WWII, the initials "SS" were no longer used...

1938 Bugatti T57S Atalante
The S-type of the famous T57 series is easily identified by the lower body,
and the different radiator-grill, which is no longer flat.
The Atalante, one of the most desirable (and valuable) body designs that were available, designed by Jean Bugatti.
Mention of Honour
Trofeo Auto & Design (for the most interesting car design at the show, given by the jury)

1938 Alfa-Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Touring
This Berlinetta by Touring is owned by former Microsoft director Jon Shirley.
That car won the most important prices at Villa D'Este:
Coppa d'Oro Villa d'Este
Trofeo BMW Group
Trofeo BMW Group Italia
Winner Class B

Concorso 2009
Klasse A
Pre-War Open Cars
Klasse B
Pre-War Closed Cars
Klasse C
Pre-War Sportscars
Klasse D
International Prestige - Closed
Klasse E
Modena's Thouroughbreds
Klasse F
International Presitige - Open
Klasse G
Racing Cars from the 1950's 
Klasse H
Italian Style becomes international 
Conceptcars & Prototypes
Special Show BMW
Special Show Bugatti
Special Show Streamline

Ghia Gilda, 1955

Bertone Spicup, 1969

Pininfarina Hyperion, 2008

Bertone Mantide, 2009

Infiniti Essence, 2009

Zagato Perana Z-One, 2009