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Automotive elegance at the forefront of the Sydney Harbour Concours D’elegance

An international jury of automobile experts has selected the best cars on show at the 2024 Ampol Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance on Cockatoo Island, Sydney.

More than 75 vintage and classic cars, super and hypercars, motorcycles, motorboats and sustainable new energy vehicles with a combined worth of more than $100 million were on display at the sixth annual event.

An exclusive spectacle for car lovers

From an extraordinary range of exceptional vehicles dating from 1920 to 2024, the Ampol Best in Show vehicles were decided by the international jury, led by Alfa Romeo expert and Vice President Registro Internazionale Touring Superleggera, Alessandra Giorgetti from Milan.

Event Founder and Curator, Mr James Nicholls, said this year’s Ampol Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance had attracted more than 1400 motoring and haute lifestyle enthusiasts. “With motor cars, motorcycles and motorboats, designer jewellery, bespoke fashion and design, fine food from celebrity Chef Sean Connolly, Champagne Pommery and Château La Gordonne rosé, the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance is quickly becoming the leading haute lifestyle experience. We’re already planning the 2025 Concours for the first weekend in March and the interest we have seen this year reinforces this event will continue to improve still further and evolve.”

The winners

The best cars by class and eight special prizes, all privately owned by passionate motor enthusiasts, were announced at a gala dinner at Luke Mangan’s Glass Restaurant at The Hilton Sydney on Saturday evening:

Best in show

Pre-war:  1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II 

Post-war: 1964 Ferrari 250 LM

ASI Best Italian Car

1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT

Best Passion Car

Pre-war: 1930 Alfa Romeo GC 1750 Gran Turismo

Post-war: 2015 McLaren P1

Best Restoration 

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Best Preservation

Pre-war: 1920 Ford Model T Coupé

Post-war: 1985 Porsche 911 Turbo

Winners continued…

Class 1 – Wide Open Spaces: 1972 Rolls Royce Corniche convertible

Class 2 – 21st Century Schizoid Man: 1999 Bentley Continental T

Class 3 – Speedy Gonzales: 1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Class 4 – Baby Driver: 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

Class 5 – Gran Turismo: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Coupé

Class 6 – The Jazz Age: 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Blue Label

Class 7 – The Golden Age: 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II

Class 8 – An American in Paris: 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage

Ladies’ Choice: 1951 Porsche 356 Split Window Cabriolet

People’s Choice: 1964 Ferrari 250 LM

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