The car was chosen by a panel of experts from the international car collector world.
For over six decades, the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance has created the beautiful tradition of honoring and celebrating excellence in the automotive world in terms of design and engineering. Thanks to its dedicated volunteers, leaders, entrants, and attendees, Hillsborough has earned the title of being the longest continually running Concours event in the world.
This year's 64th annual Hillsborough Concours was held on the beautiful and lush green Crystal Springs Golf Course. The event brought a record 200-plus pristine vintage and classic cars and motorcycles. The weekend event took place from Friday, July 20, 2019, through Sunday, July 21, 2019. The festivities began on Friday with the annually sold-out Kick-Off Party, which featured Porsche racer and restorer Bruce Canepa. The Tour d'Elegance, a road rally for Concours participants and auto enthusiasts took place on Saturday, and the esteemed Concours d'Elegance was held on Sunday.
Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Chairman Richard Kelaita says that this year's Concours featured the most diverse range of rare, priceless, and unique cars in the show's history.
“With competition at its peak, our judges determined that this beautiful Chrysler truly represented the very finest from an extraordinary field of entries.”
Congratulations are in order for Larry Nannini and his wife Susan Nannini of Colma, California. The panel of expert judges chose his immaculate 1933 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron CL for the "Best of Show" award. It's not hard to see why, as it's truly a spectacular example of an American classic.
“Closed cars rarely win top honors, especially when the field was as competitive as it was on Sunday,” said Mr. Nannini, “We bought the car back in 2015 and spent a year restoring it. The exceptional work of our restorer, Martin Hveem, attests to the car’s true beauty and distinction.”
Gallery: Hillsborough Names 1933 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron ‘Best of Show’
64th Annual Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Award Winners
Best of Show: 1933 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron CL
American Pre-War 1925 – 1946: 1939 Ford Deluxe 2-Door Sedan
American Post-War: 1947-87 1952 GMC PM152-22
American Muscle Cars: 1964-1973 1968 Shelby GT500 KR
American Sports Cars Through 1987: 1966 Shelby GT350
Arcane and Rare Through 1987: 1959 Porsche 408 Tractor
CCCA Approved Classics-Closed: 1933 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron CL
CCCA Approved Classics-Open: 1940 BMW 335 Cabriolet
Exotics through 1987: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Ferrari Class 1 (12 Cylinders) Through 2006: 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello
Ferrari Class 2 (6/8 Cylinders) Through 2006: 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider
Imported Passenger & Touring Cars Through ’64: 1951 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint
Imported Passenger & Touring Cars ‘65 – ’87: 1967 BMW 1600
Imported Sports Cars Through 1964: 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic
Imported Sports Cars: 1965 – 1987 1967 Fiat Dino
Kid’s Choice Award: 1961 Beatnik Bandit
Owner’s Choice Award: 1958 Porsche Speedster
People’s Choice Award: 1959 Ferrari California Spider 250 LWB
Porsche 356: 1955 Porsche 356 Cabriolet
Porsche 911/912/930/959 Air Cooled: 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo
Porsche Recent Classics: 1981 Porsche 928
Porsche Racing: 2004 Porsche GT3 Cup RS
Preservation Through 1975: 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Coupe
Rolls-Royce and Bentley Pre-War: 1928 Bentley 4.5 Liter
Rolls-Royce and Bentley Post-War: 1954 Bentley R Type
Vintage Hot Rods: 1972 Plymouth Barracuda
Vintage Motorcycles: 1970 Jawa Model 652 250
Vintage Racecars: 1970 TRC Ti 22 MkII
The event raised proceeds for Autism Speaks, The Guardsmen, Gatepath, and the Hillsborough Schools Foundation.