Greenwich Concours - American Cars

Greenwich Concours - American Cars June 2011
Listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Greenwich is unique, in that it is actually two concours, back-to-back. Saturday's Concours Americana is exclusively for American makes, while Sunday's Concours International is exclusively for imported marques. The theme of the show is 'Mid-Century Hybrids', which was a special two-day display. Unlike the hybrids of today, these classics were called hybrids because they combined American running gear and V-8 engines with hand-crafted bodies by Italian, French, and British coach makers. We have an amazing assemblage of hybrids including a Facel Vega, Cunningham, Dual Ghia, Iso Grifo, Cobra, Hudson Italia, Fitch Phoenix, and Pantera.

This year featured a three-day regatta of classic former America's Cup 12-Meter yachts. Held in association with the 12-M Yacht Development Foundation, these magnificent craft competed for the Greenwich Concours Cup.

Best of Show
This years Best of Show honors went to the most deserving vehicle on the field, a 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Beverly Sedan with coachwork by Murphy. Seen by many as the most beautiful closed Duesenberg design, the Beverly sedan by the Walter M. Murphy Co. of Pasadena is truly an elegant blend of closed coachwork with the massive Duesenberg chassis Armchair seating, rear seat instrumentation, and unique art deco window designs are just a few of the features that grace this car. Just over 400 Duesenberg Model Js and SJs were built between 1928 and 1937.

This 1933 Duesenberg (SJ-512) is one of only 45 Duesenbergs produced with a factory-installed supercharger. This rare model SJ was first ordered by Powell Crosley, who resided in Cincinnati, Ohio, and made his fortune in radio and electronics during the 1920s. He took delivery July 1, 1933. Of the 45 Model SJs produced, only five of these were sold with enclosed bodies. This model sports a unique, highly placed and radically embossed belt line which drops down after the windshield. It is further highlighted by a small but dramatic triangular window that is located between the windshield and A-pillar. Unlike some, the model SJ-512 has always retained its original engine and its body has not been replaced or altered.


1933 Duesenberg Model SJ  
1935 Cadillac Model 370-D Series 40  
1937 Buick Series 40 Special  
1941 Cadillac Series 60 Special  
1946 Lincoln Continental  
1947 Lincoln Continental  

1929 Cadillac Series 341B Eight  
1929 Duesenberg Model J  
1931 Cadillac Series 355-A Eight  
1931 Cadillac Series 452-A Sixteen  
1931 Packard Model 833 Standard Eight  
1937 Packard 1502 Super Eight  
1938 Buick Series 40 Special  
1939 Packard 1703 Super Eight  
1940 Buick Series 80 Limited  
1941 Buick Series 50 Super  
1941 Cadillac Series 62  
1942 Packard Six  

1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1  
1957 Chevrolet Corvette C1  
1957 Ford Thunderbird  
1963 Chevrolet Corvette  
1963 Ford Thunderbird  
1963 Studebaker Avanti  
1963 Studebaker Avanti R2  
1965 Ford Thunderbird  
1966 Shelby Cobra 427  
1977 Chevrolet Corvette C3  
1990 Chevrolet Callaway B2K Corvette Twin Turbo  

1903 Ford Model A Two  
1903 Stanley Steamer Model C  
1904 Oldsmobile Model 6C  
1907 Ford Model K  
1910 Oakland Model 24  
1911 Cadillac Model 30  
1911 Packard Model Thirty  
1911 Stanley Steamer  
1914 Trumbull Cyclecar  

1915 Dodge Model 30-35  
1919 Westcott A-48  
1921 Brewster Model 91  
1927 Dodge Series 128  
1929 Ford Model A  
1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe  
1936 Ford Model 68  
1937 Graham-Paige Series 116  
1938 American Bantam Series 60  
1939 Willys Model 48  

1947 Cadillac Series 62  
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe Series  
1955 Pontiac Star Chief  
1956 Dodge Royal Series  
1956 Imperial Series C73  
1956 Mercury Montclair  
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air  
1958 Cadillac Series 62  
1959 Buick Electra  
1959 Ford Galaxie  
1961 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado  
1963 Pontiac Bonneville  

1965 Buick Riviera  
1967 Chevrolet Baja Boot  
1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme  
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Series  
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona  
1969 Ford Mustang  
1969 Ford Shelby Mustang GT 350  
1969 Oldsmobile 442  
1969 Plymouth Road Runner  
1969 Pontiac Firebird  
1970 Buick Gran Sport  
1970 Mercury Cougar  

1926 Kissel 8-75  
1927 Stutz Model AA  
1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I  
1932 Auburn 12-160A  
1934 Packard 1108 Twelve  
1942 Packard Super-8 One-Sixty  

1951 Allard K2  
1951 Allard P1  
1952 Chrysler Thomas Special Prototype  
1953 Allard K3  
1953 Cunningham C3  
1954 Hudson Italia  
1957 Facel Vega FVS  
1958 Dual Ghia Convertible  
1966 Chevrolet Corvair Fitch Phoenix  
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mark IA  
1967 Ghia 450 SS  
1971 ISO Grifo Series II  

1939 Ford DeLuxe V8 Model 91A  
1946 Nash Ambassador Series 60  
1949 Chrysler Town & Country  
1950 Ford Custom Deluxe  
1953 Buick Series 50 Super  

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