The winners of Autoclásica 2017

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A Bugatti Type 57 C Atalante Gangloff Bodywork, a Coventry Eagle Flying 8 B 160 motorcycle and a Lamborghini Miura P 400 were the award-winning vehicles at the latest edition of Autoclásica, the most important classic car and motorcycle show in South America.


The Bugatti Type 57 C Atalante Bodywork Gangloff was distinguished by the jury with the highest award of the show: “Best of Show Autoclassic 2017”. This model has a 3.3-liter engine and double overhead camshaft with compressor. The TYPE 57 was the longest series of chassis built by the prestigious Bugatti brand from Molshein, Alsace. It is characterized by being a closed two-seater coupe. It belonged to two of the great collections in the United States, one from the Nethercat Museum and Harrah's, and it won the “The Best Of Show” award at Pebble Beach.

The winner of the coveted award was distinguished for possessing a singular beauty and harmony of lines, an optimal state of preservation and restoration, for being representative of a brand with a strong presence in the history of the automobile and having a sufficient age that makes it a true classic through time. He shared the final shortlist with a 6 Hispano Suiza H 1928 C Cabriolet and a Ferrari 250 Gran Turismo Boano.


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Among the nearly 400 motorcycles, the winner of the jackpot was a 8 Coventry Eagle Flying 160 B 1926, with a 998cc JAP engine and a Hardiney 3-speed gearbox. In the sports motorcycle category, the first prize went to the 350 Kawasaki KR1979 with which the former South African Hugh Neville “Kork” Ballington won the World Championship in 1979; while second place went to the Honda NSR 500 with which Australian Wayne Michael Gardner won the 500 cc championship in 3. In turn, a 1987 Harley-Davidson Duo Glide FLH1200 cc won first prize in the contemporary category. American for being one of the first of the brand with telescopic suspension on both wheels.


For its part, a Lamborghini Miura P 400 was the winner of the "German Sopeña Award" as "Best Contemporary Sports Car" of the sample, by choice and vote of the journalists who visited Autoclásica 2017. While the "Gustavo Fosco Award" for Design was for a 1976 Maserati Khansin.


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