Dream cars from every era and an amazing squad of beautiful girls were the stars of the eighth edition of Concorso d’Eleganza Poltu Quatu Classic in the picturesque setting of Costa Smeralda and Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu. The jury, composed of fourteen highly respected representatives of the international historic motoring scene, elected the Ferrari 340 MM, chassis 0294AM, brought to Sardinia by Roberto Crippa and his wife, as Best of Show.
The car begun its career at Scuderia Ferrari, taking part at the 1953 Mille Miglia — the year this rare gem was built — with Luigi Villoresi behind steering wheel and Pasquale Cassani as co-driver. The following month, in May, it won the International Trophy at Silverstone driven by Mike Hawthorn, and in June it passed into Hans Ruesch’s hands who raced it around Europe, from the Isle of Man to the Nürbugring. Later, in 1955, this 340 MM crossed the Atlantic Ocean to Luigi Chinetti’s Chinetti Motors.
It remained — with the exception of the 1986-87 Mille Miglia — on the United State soil until the late 1990s when it returned to Europe. Acquired by the current owner in 1999, it took part in the most prestigious events dedicated to classic Ferraris, and attended several automotive events including, amongst others, the Monaco Grand Prix Historique, the Mille Miglia and Le Mans Classic, the Goodwood Revival Meeting and the Vernasca Silver Flag. The same car, this year at Poltu Quatu Classic, also received the Ferrari Art Tribute to Le Mans by Enrique Napp award.
The jury, chaired by Emmabuel Baquet, was composed of fourteen members from seven different nationalities — Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, the United States and Japan: Valentino Balboni, Luciano Bertolero, Shayan Bokaie, Tiddo Bresters, Davide Cironi, Shinichi Ekko, Ulrich Knieps, Laura Kukuk, Edoardo Magnone, Gabi von Oppenheim, Gian Luca Pellegrini, J. Philip Rathgen and Alberto Scuro.
The group after all the mandatory concerns, awarded the class prizes and special awards to the most deserving cars amongst the 56 entries of the event.
Class La Dolce Vita — Lancia Flaminia GT Convertible Touring (1967), owner Luigino Tommasin
Class Peace & Love — Matra 530 LX (1972), owner Christopher Michaelsen
Class Sex On The Beach — Gatto Puma Dune Buggy (1976), owner Paolo Bertolero
Class Ferrari Tribute To Le Mans 2023 — Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (1970), owner Edoardo Schön
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