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Duesenberg SJ and Ford GT40 - Best in Show at 2013 Amelia Island Concours


While the entire world was busy watching the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, on the other side of the globe - in Florida - the 2013 Amelia Island Concours was being held. The 18th edition of the show celebrated the 50th anniversary of models like Ford GT40, Porsche 911, Corvette Sting Ray and company Lamborghini.

There were more than 300 cars presented at the show and, as usual, the jury had to choose the Best of Show and Best of Show Sport. Best in Show was selected was a 1936 Duesenberg SJN owned by Helen and Jack Nethercutt of the Nethercutt Collection. The SJN features a convertible coupe body and is powered by a straight-eight engine that delivers a total of 420 horsepower.

Best of Show Concours de Sport was a model celebrating its 50th anniversary: the Ford GT40 . The car is owned by the Rocky Mountain Auto Collection and has a pretty impressive history, as it scored numerous winnings for the Gulf Oil / J.W. Automotive Engineering team and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in both 1968 and 1969.



6 comments:

The left car has the odd colors and the right one reminds me of vintage styles of the cars. 300 cars are a great number so congratulations to the winners of the Best of Show and Best of Show Sport.

I;m pretty sure that my mother will read with a smile on her face this article. She loves this kind of cars.

I must say that this may be the first time when I hear about Duesenberg, but I am already impressed by its design.

Impressive looking cars even then and even now.

1936 Duesenberg SJN? 1936? Really? But has such an modern look...

these two cars are both adorable, honestly! I can’t decide which one i like more.

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