09 October 2018

An Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Touring Superleggera Coupé from 1948 wins the « Best of Show » award at Concours d’Elégance in Belgium’s Zoute Grand Prix 2018

 

The distinctive Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupé, designed by Touring Superleggera in 1948, wins the prestigious « Best of Show », at Zoute Grand Prix 2018

 

During the Concours d'Elégance organized in the context of Zoute Grand Prix 2018 (from 4th to 7th October), the most prestigious motoring event devoted to vintage cars in Belgium, the jury, who is under charmainship of Mr. Philip Kantor, Head of Department Motor Cars at Bonhams Europe, has granted the "Best of Show" award to an Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupé from 1948, a vehicle designed by Milan's Touring Superleggera.

 

The car belongs to collector Johan van Puyvelde, who says the merit of victory lies in the three main qualities he sees in his car : the distinctive appearance of the 6C 2500 SS, designed by Milan's Superleggera in 1948, its fantastic chassis originally conceived before World War II (and on which Italian pilot Tazio Nuvolari competed) and its unique grey exterior color that makes it a very distinctive model for its era.

 

The jury praised the exceptional qualities of the 6C 2500 SS Touring which signed here one of its most remarkable works for the Alfa Romeo brand, whose models have always been conceived with latest technologies and elegant design in mind.

 

The Alfa Romeo brand is attending each edition of Zoute Grand Prix (now in its ninth year), which consists of the most prestigious motoring event in Belgium, organized alongside the Belgian seaside. More than 200.000 visitors from Belgium and abroad attended the four days of the event. Besides the Concours d'Elégance itself, there's a rally aimed at vintage cars, a GT Tour (on Sunday, for the latest supercars to parade), an auction by Bonhams and all premium, sports and luxury brands attend the event to display their latest models.

 

Alfa Romeo's Pavillion was exhibiting the newest models of the range (among other the brand new B-Tech versions of Giulia and Stelvio), while a vintage 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was also displayed. Next edition of Zoute Grand Prix will happen between 10th  to 13th October, 2019.

 

Turin, 9 October 2018

 

 

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