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1953 Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta wins 20th Goodwood concours


A beautiful 1953 Maserati A6 CGS was named 'Best in Class' at the Goodwood Festival of Speed's Cartier 'style-et-luxe' councours d'elegance

 

 

Maserati A6 CGS at Goodwood Concours

 

 

The 20th annual Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Cartier ‘style-et-luxe’ councours d’elegance, celebrating some of the most beautiful cars in the world, awarded its ‘best in show’ trophy to an exquisite 1953 Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta. Maseratti, with its large display at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed are celebrating their 100 year centenary this year.

 

The 1953 Maserati A6 CGS, made between 1953-55 was developed to compete in the World Sportscar Championship. It used a 2.0-litre, straight six engine making 121PS of peak power with the letters CS denoting ‘Corsa and Sports’ and the letter G denoting ‘Ghisa’ as in cast iron engine block. Only four CGS spec coupes were ever made and designed by Pininfarina. The Maserati, which is owned by Egon Zweimuller Jr, took victory in the coachbuilt Maserati-only Class 3 ‘The height of fashion’ and later beat off competition from the other class winners to claim the overall trophy.

 

 

Lamborghini Miura at 2014 Goodwood Concours

 

 

The esteemed judging panel was chaired by Geordie Greig , editor of the ‘Mail on Sunday’, and also featured Olympic gold medalists Sir Chris Hoy and Sally Gunnell. Actor and automotive enthusiast, Rowan Atkinson; Apple design chief Sir Jonathan Ive and renowned handbag designer Anya Hindmarch along with a few other notable names from the worlds of sport, the arts and design also were a part of the judging contingent.

 

 

TVR Cerebra Speed 12 at the Goodwood Concours

 

 

Other class winners were as follows:

Class 1: ‘Vintage Voiturettes’ was won by Keith Bowley and his 1925 Amilcar CGS

Class 2: ‘Blown Away’, which was held just for Mercedes 500Ks, went to Winfried Ritter’s Cab A model

Class 3: ‘The height of fashion’ was won by Egon Zweimuller Jr and his 1953 Maserati A6 CGS which was named ‘Best in Class’

Class 4: ‘Affairs of Status’ was won by a beautiful 1960 Lincoln Continental, owned by the La Salle Collection

Class 5: ‘Mid-engined masterpieces’ went to Stephen Keen’s 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400S

Class 6: ‘Horses for Courses’ which celebrated American cars powered by small-block V8 engines was awarded to Bill Shepherd’s 1966 Ford Mustang Mustero

 Class 7: ‘Best foot forward’, marking front-engined British sportscars of the 1990s, was won by Graham Abbott’s crazy 1997 TVR Cerbera Speed 12.