1962 Ferrari 250 GTO and 1947 Delahaye 135MS Narval Cabriolet Named Best in Show at The Amelia

"Enthusiasts were given no shortage of options this weekend, yet a record 27,000 of them returned to The Amelia."

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was crowned Best in Show, Concours de Sport while a 1947 Delahaye 135MS Narval Cariolet took home Best in Show, Concours d’Elegance at the 29th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The Sunday Concours concluded a week long celebration of the automobile which included auction, seminars, film viewings and several automotive events. In total, over 27,000 automotive enthusiasts visited The Amelia between February 29 and March 3.

Event press releases, concours results, photos and the event program can be found here.

“Enthusiasts were given no shortage of options this weekend, yet a record 27,000 of them returned to The Amelia,” said Hagerty CEO and Chairman of The Amelia, McKeel Hagerty. “A love for cars and people is at the root of any great automotive event, and enthusiasts voted with their most precious asset – their time – and we were thrilled to be their hosts. We saw two global vehicle debuts, several new auction records, packed show fields on Saturday and Sunday and most importantly, great car people coming together to celebrate great cars.”

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO shown by David MacNeil has a storied competition history including an overall victory at the 1964 Tour de France and an impressive 4th overall and 2nd in class at the 1963 24 ours of Le Mans. The car recently underwent a full restoration to the specification in which it appeared at Le Mans in 1963.

“We sweated the details with this car. Motion Products did an amazing restoration and the results speak for themselves,” said owner David MacNeil. “We’re going to keep this car for many generations and be good stewards of it,” added Roderick MacNeil.

The 1947 Delahaye 135MS Narval Cariolet is one of six “Narval” cabriolets built, so named as its nose is reminiscent of the bump on a narwhal’s head. This car was first seen at the 1947 Paris Auto Salon. It’s original owner, Charles Trenet, was a well known singer and songwriter. He shipped the car to the United States for a concert tour in 1948 and it has seen just three more owners since. It is restored in its original color of Orange Brule, a favorite of coachwork designer Joseph Figoni.

“This car was the Paris Show car in 1947 and today is its return to a Concours,” said owner Dana Mecum. “It takes a lot of preparation to come to a Concours like Amelia, but this makes it all worth it.”

The Amelia, by the Numbers:

  • $150,000 pledged to local nonprofits
  • 27,000 weekend attendees, a new record
  • Thousands of young enthusiasts engaged
  • 550 volunteers
  • 250 vehicles on display as part of RADwood, a new record
  • 375 vehicles at Saturday’s Cars & Community, a new record
  • 285 vehicles at Sunday’s The Amelia Concours d’Elegance
  • 218 Mobil 1 Ride and Drive experiences
  • More than 500 new vehicle test drives
  • More than 100 event partners
  • More than 20 events in Amelia Island
  • 1.82 inches of rain

Hagerty’s 30th celebration of The Amelia takes place from March 6-9, 2025.

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