The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, one of the most prestigious vintage car events in the world, was held the weekend just ended. The model that won the Gold Cup this year is a wonderful one Lancia Dilambda Series I 227 from 1930, a unique jewel.
It is a wonderful one cabrio coupe bodied by Carlton Carriage, which is equipped with a 3960 cc V8 engine. The car has been restored and modified several times, until it was purchased in 2018 by the Italian Filippo Sole. The owner subjected the car to a major restyling that lasted almost a year, to return the jewel just as it was. almost a century ago, at its debut. And after these profound interventions, the Lancia Dilambda that won the Gold Cup reached ‘its best shape’ precisely to be able to parade on the shores of Lake Como, in Cernobbio.
Filippo Sole told ANSA: “I took part in the competition for the first time almost for fun a couple of years ago and I fell in love with this event. This time, however, I wanted to introduce a truly unique car. Also on the advice of my wife, I decided to restore the Lancia Dilambda. It was a team effort, and I have to thank all the guys who have done their utmost in this long year, each in their own sector, so that the car really returned to its original splendor. This award is especially for them ”.
Lancia Dilambda Serie I 227 Carlton Carriage from 1930 won the Gold Cup
The Coppa d’Oro was awarded to this historic and unique Lancia, voted for by the audience present; instead the main prize Best of Show, which is awarded every year by the Jury of the Competition, for the 2021 edition was won by the American Brian Ross with his fantastic 1956 Ferrari 250 GT TDF PininFarina Coupé. The special edition of the Concorso di Eleganza Villa d’Este, sponsored by BMW Classic, this year saw the parade of 50 exceptional and precious vintage cars, belonging to 8 different decades, which were able to communicate to the public all the most suggestive interpretations of the history of the automobile.
The models that paraded in the luxurious gardens of the Grand Hotel of Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como, they have been divided into eight categories, to highlight the most attractive and significant demonstrations of what the automotive sector has been able to achieve over the years.