What is the best car in the world?


The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award, elects every year the best one among the car winners of the most important concours d’elegance in the world: in 2021 the queen is a Ferrari 750 Monza built in 1954

Who’s the most beautiful in the reign? Whatever the answer is, for the Peninsula Classics is not enough. The contest, created by the patron of the most luxury hotels chain of the planet – The Peninsula Hotels – awards on a year basis a queen among the princesses that in the 12 previous months where nominated as the Best of Show in the international concours d’elegance. The name of the contest already says it all, it’s the Best of the Best Award. A global star title which often arrives not only after a long list of first positions acquired in the most prestigious parterre but sometimes it’s added to a awsome palmarès. It’s the case of this year’s winner, the 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti, arriving directly from the famous Ferrari dedicated event Cavallino Classic 2020. The award ceremony had to be online for the first, on February 9th, due to the Covid-19 pademic.


The style of Dino. Produced in about 30 examples, the Ferrari 750 Monza is equipped with the 4 cylinder in line engine of the Ferrari Mondial – althought enlarged to 3 litre – according to the structure that Aurelio Lampredi designed at the beginning of the Fifties. Seven hundred fifty is the dimension in cc of the single cylinder, a number which is part of the name of the car together with the place where the model won for the first time, the Monza circuit, at the Supercortemaggiore Grand Prix in 1954. The body, realized by Scaglietti, anticipated the style of the most sexy Ferrari of all times, the 250 GTO, and was penned by the unlucky son of Enzo Ferrari, Dino, who sadly died for a desease at only 24 in 1956.

Congrats to the owner, Mr. Tom Peck. This example debuted with a 2 litre engine at the San Marino Grand Prix in the June of 1954 taking the Scuderia Ferrari on the first step of the podium and later going on with a dense sequence of victories until the beginning of the Sixties. During the next fifty years it rather remained disassembled, with chassis, bodywork, engine and gearbox conserved in a small warehouse in San Francisco until, in 2016, tehy started a complete restoration of this exceptional racer. The certification team of Ferrari Classiche in Maranello helped a lot to get back in details to the starting of this racer’s career during its season with Ferrari. Later on, before winning the Best of Show at the 29th edition of the Cavallino contest, this Ferrari 750 Monza also managed to put in its bag the Enzo Ferrari Award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2019. Also the shiny stunning livery, which has been taken back to that one showed at the car’s first Panamericana (in 1954), must have influenced the jury’s choice a lot.


Ferrari 750 Monza

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