1933 Rolls-Royce wins Concours d'Elegance

The Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance top honour, Best of Show, was awarded to a 1933 Rolls-Royce Coupe, yesterday (Sunday, November 1).

The car was first owned by Sir Hugh Cunliffe-Owen, Baronet of Brey, County of Berkshire, chairman of the British American Tobacco Company and director of Midland Bank.

Today , the car - originally built for demonstration purposes - is owned by a collector from Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, US.

The 1933 Rolls-Royce Coupe
The 1933 Rolls-Royce Coupe, winner of Best Of Show

Aside from the top honour of Best of Show, People's Choice and Most Outstanding Car Pre-1948 and Post-1945 awards were also anointed at teh the famous Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival.

People's Choice was won by a 1932 Packard Opera Coupe, restored by the present owner's father 17 years ago.

Meanwhile, Most Outstanding Car Pre-1948 went to a 1914 Renault EF; while Most Outstanding Car Post-1945 went to a 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

More than 600 automobiles participated in the eighth anniversary event.

A luxurious 1954 Packard Carribean Convertible shone at the recent Toronto Classic Car Auction, bringing an impressive US$66,000.

It appeared with a 1941 Packard 110 Convertible - Packard's venture into affordable car territory - which sold for US$35,000 and a Jaguar E-type (or XKE), driven home for $56,730.

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