Pebble Beach-winning Alfa Romeo 8C 2.9 voted ‘Best of the Best’ in Paris
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Four years ago, Sir Michael Kadoorie and several of his similarly car-minded friends founded an award that would crown the queen of the ‘Best of Show’ winners from the year’s top concours events. The prizegiving ceremony fittingly takes place during Rétromobile week in Paris. Despite fierce competition from the likes of Andreas Mohringer’s Ferrari 335 Sport, which triumphed at Villa d’Este, it was David and Ginny Sydorick’s sensational Touring-bodied 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B that won The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for 2018, following its ‘Best of Show’ victory at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last summer. Coincidentally, the following day, Artcurial sold another of the five Alfa 8c 2900Bs built, this time in red, for an impressive 16.745m euros.
Photos: Stephan Bauer for Classic Driver / Peninsula Hotels © 2019