2019 Cavallino Classic Best of Show

Wins Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award

1958 Ferrari 335 Sport Takes Top Honors

February 6, 2020

The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award is among the top automotive awards in the world. In its milestone development of the international motoring world’s top accolade for most exceptional classic car, The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, launched the award in 2015 with co-founders William E. Connor, Bruce Meyer and Christian Philippsen. The award, sponsored by The Peninsula Hotels, brings together eight of the concours circuits’ elite Best of Show winners from around the globe.

 

The fifth annual Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award took place in Paris on February 6, 2020, with the winning Ferrari 335 Sport, owned by Andreas Mohringer, announced at an exclusive party held at the dramatic Peninsula Hotel Paris.

 

Eight stunning “Best of Show” winners from top Concours around the world were nominees for the coveted The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. The cars in contention for the 2019 award were then carefully reviewed by 25 of some of the most accomplished personages in the fields of automobile design, industrial design, entertainment, technology and luxury retail. They have the knowledge and eye for quality to choose the Best of the Best.

 

The award, now in its fifth year, brought together the finest classic cars in the world to compete for the title of most exceptional car. “My fellow co-founders and I created this award because of our shared passion for motorcars; a passion which I believe lives in many of us from a young age,” said The Hon. Sir Michael. “This shared interest is what makes the award so special - it has the ability not only to unite friends through common interests, but also re-mind us of that first excitement at the wonder of motorcars.”

 

The nominated vehicles were:

  • 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Autobahn-Kurier - Amelia Island

  • 1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder, by Scaglietti - Cavallino Classic

  • 1950 Abarth 205 Berlinetta, by Vignale - Cartier Style et Luxe

  • 1919 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Skiff - Hampton Court

  • 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Dual Cowl Tourer - Pebble Beach

  • 1931 Stutz DV32 Convertible Victoria, LeBaron - The Quail

  • 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé - Salon Privé

  • 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Foursome Coupé - Chantilly Arts & Elégance

It is a celebration of automotive excellence. The big reveal took place at The Peninsula Paris, on February 6, 2020. Those lucky enough to attend this year’s presentation once again were treated to a climatic revelation and in-person viewing - the content of dreams for automotive aficionados, and this after an elegant dinner amongst friends.

 

Our 2019 Best of Show at the Cavallino Classic was the winning 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport, s/n 0764, with body by Scaglietti, owned by collector Andreas Mohringer, and perfectly restored by Paul Russell and Company. We congratulate him and the Ferrari for this great win. For more on this exceptional Ferrari, see Cavallinos 220 and 221.

Media Coverage of the Best of the Best:

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Cavallino Classic-winning Ferrari 335 S voted ‘Best of the Best’ in Paris

Classic Driver

Report by Alex Easthope, Photos by Rémi Dargegen

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1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder Wins 5th Annual The Peninsula Classics Best Of The Best Award

The Peninsula Signature Events

Report by The Peninsula Classics

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This Ferrari 335S is officially the best classic car in the world

Classic & Sports Car

Report by Lizzie Pope

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Ferrari 335 Chosen 2019’s “Best of the Best”

Vintage Road & Racecar

Report by VR Staff

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Once unclaimed 1958 Ferrari takes ‘Best of Best’ honors

ClassicCars.com Journal

Report by Larry Edsall

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