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Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance

Beverly Hills’ historic Greystone Mansion provided a spectacular setting for classic automotive jewels at the city’s eighth annual Concours d’Elegance. Poised on a bluff looking out at the city, this is car show that truly merits the word “elegance.” This year’s edition celebrated the 100th anniversary of Lincoln Motor Division and the 70th anniversary of Ferrari cars. 

An eclectic mix of 150 gleaming classics graced the grounds of one of Beverly Hills’ most storied estates. Everything from a well-chosen selection of the featured Lincolns and Ferraris to finned Cadillac convertibles, a Morgan, several Porsche Speedsters, an Opel Record, and a restored Morgan showed up.

Greystone Concours is a fund raiser to provide funds for the city of Beverly Hills for upkeep and improvements at the mansion, a city-owned property now used as an event/filming space that’s been featured in a number of movies and television shows including There Will Be Blood, The Muppets, The Social Network, The Big Lewbowski, Spider Man I & II, Columbo, Murder She Wrote, and X-Men.

This year’s wildly varied field featured something for everyone. The line up of Lincolns was strong, featuring dazzling examples of the marque. An ultra rare 1962 Daimler SP250 showed up in mint shape. Models from ReVamp Limited Edition vintage fashion recreations attended in retro garb to match the classic rides on display. Guests enjoyed fine dining, cocktails, and espresso drinks, and tours of the mansion, all included in the ticket price. 

Showcasing some of Southern California’s finest classics in a one-of-a-kind setting, Greystone remains a unique event for classic car lovers, one that should be on any car lover’s bucket list.

Written and photographed by Jim Cherry