Well over 200 classic automobiles came together for the eighth annual
Classics for Charity in Beverly Hills, hosted by Beverly Hills, Ltd.,
Mercedes-Benz. Some of this years' highlights were a 1937 Alfa Romeo
Tipo 12C-37, the only surviving Grand Prix race car of it's kind with an estimated
value of $ 6 million, a 1949 Delahaye 175 Convertible, formerly owned by
Elton John, a 1953 Cadillac Ghia Coupe, formerly owned by Rita Hayworth,
a 1907 Renault race car and a one-of-a-kind 1934 Packard 12 Town Car,
originally built for the actress and singer Jeanette MacDonald
(both from the Otis Chandler collection).
1949 Delahaye 175 Convertible
with a Figoni & Falaschi design, formerly owned by Elton John.
1953 Cadillac Ghia Coupe
formerly owned by Rita Hayworth.
1934 Packard 12 Town Car
originally built for Jeanette MacDonald .
1937 Alfa Romeo Tipo 12C-37
featuring a V 12 engine with four cylinder heads.
1951 Ferrari 340 America
This is one of two Berlinettas built by Touring, featuring a 4.1 litre V12 engine and a 5 speed, unsynchronized transmission. A similar 340 America, but with Vignale body and driven by Luigi Villoresi, won the 1951 Mille Miglia.
1907 Renault Race Car
The distinguished front shape of the early Renaults was due to the radiator being within the dashboard.
1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
This was the last year of the straight-eights for Buick. Celebrating the golden anniversary the following year, the new models received V8 engines.
1935 Packard 12 Dual Cowl Phaeton
The Packard 12 model has been produced 5744 times in the thirties, featuring an enormous V12 of 7.3 litre.
1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible
This was the last year for fintails on the back of a Plymouth.
The real thing!
1967 Shelby Mustang GT500
Contrary to popular belief, the '67 option list did not include Xenon headlights...