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Held in the picturesque city of Lugano, the Concours d’Elegance brought together classic car enthusiasts, collectors and experts from around the world to admire an exquisite selection of rare vehicles of significant historical importance. The Isotta Fraschini, customized in the 1920s for film icon Rudolph Valentino, captured the attention of judges and participants with its elegance and exceptional condition.

Isotta Fraschini, a brand synonymous with luxury and innovation in the early 20th century, was celebrated for its impeccable craftsmanship and pioneering design. This particular model, originally commissioned by Valentino himself, is a testament to the great age of the automobile. The vehicle, with its breathtaking exterior, luxurious interior and powerful engine, represents the pinnacle of automotive excellence.

Isotta Fraschini’s triumph at Lugano Elegance highlights the enduring appeal of classic automobiles and the passion of collectors dedicated to the preservation of automotive history. This victory also highlights the significant cultural and artistic value of classic cars, which transcend simple transportation to become symbols of heritage and craftsmanship.

Claudio Mosconi, president of the organizing committee of Lugano Elegance: “We managed to bring extremely important classic cars to Lugano, for the Lugano public and to the benefit of the entire region. It is a success that we were able to show these masterpieces on wheels for free and we can’t wait for the next event: Lugano Elegance 2025! We thank all our supporters for their help.”

Here is the list of all the winners of the 2024 Lugano Elegance competition:

Best of Show:

1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8AS Roadster by Fleetwood, Nick & Shelley Schorsch, USA

Class Awards:

Class 1 Pre War Sports – 1927 Isotta Fraschini 8AS Roadster by Fleetwood – Nick &  Shelley Schorsch, USA

Class 2 Pre-War Tourer – 1934 Cadillac V 16 Coupe by Fleetwood – Don Gareeb, USA

Class 3 70 Years of Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe – Eddy Leysmanns, BE

Class 4 Lancia – 1953 Lancia Aurelia B52 Cabriolet Vignale – Franco Quinti, IT

Class 5a Ferrari & Maserati Early 1951 – Ferrari 212 Inter Ghia – Fritz Burkhard, CH

Class 5b Ferrari & Maserati Late 1967 – Ferrari 275 GTB – Christopher Stahl, DE

Class 6 Graber Coachwork – 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2300 Cabriolet Graber – Mattias Metz, DE

Class 7 Grand Tourer – 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan – Marc Walter, DE

Class 8 Italian Sports Cars – 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 SZZ – Ermanno Keller, CH

Class 9 Open Two Seater – 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – Michael Grebe, DE

For more information on the Lugano Elegance Concours d’Elegance and upcoming events, please visit www.luganoelegance.com.

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