A Ferrari 410 Superamerica Superfast from the Robert M. Lee Collection was selected last weekend as best of show at the Concours d’Elegance Pininfarina in Alassio, Italy.
Lee, who died earlier this year, twice had cars win best of show honors at Pebble Beach and was the founder of Hunting World, which had more than 100 retail outlets on three continents. A resident of Sparks, Nevada, Lee also led several expeditions to China and was credited with the rediscovery of Marco Polo sheep and the documentation of their migration.
The best of show award at the concours honoring Sergio Pininfarina was presented to Lee’s widow, Anne.Lancia Flaminia Speciale judged most elegant
Lee also endowed a special award for the most elegant car at the Pininfarina concours. That award went to a 1963 Lancia Flaminia Speciale Pininfarina from the Lopresto Collection.
The four-day celebration of the Italian design and coachbuilding compay featured a parade from the Piazza Partigiani through the streets to the waterfront of the port of Alassio.
The chairman’s award went to a 1983 Ferrari 512 BB, the City of Alassio award for the best convertible went to a 1947 Bristol 400 and the most fashionable honors went to a 1951 Lancia Aurelia B50. The Sergio Pininfarina award, given to a car selected by the Pininfarina family, went to a 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast.