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1949 Villa d'Este


The 1949 event witnessed a flat contradiction between the opinions of the public, which voted for a distinguished but unexciting three-light saloon by Ghia, and the result of the referendum by which a far more intuitive public adjudged Touring’s coupé version of the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS an absolute masterpiece. This was the model that from the moment it won the prize was baptized by popular acclaim as the “Villa d’Este”, thus making a considerable contribution to the spread of the fame of this princely residence in the world of motoring.

Best of Show: Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlina Ghia
Class Winner:
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlina Ghia
Lancia Aprilia Cabriolet Speciale Pininfarina
Lancia Aprilia Berlinetta Basso
Fiat 1500 Supergioiello
Fiat 1100E Supergioiello
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta Touring
Award by Public Referendum: Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este

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