2016 Concours D’Elegance on Amelia Island

March 14, 2016

From gas-guzzling muscle cars to state-of-the-art battery-powered driving machines, the 2016 Concours D’Elegance didn’t disappoint. The annual gathering held on Amelia Island marked a three-day golf-less weekend across the Ritz-Carlton and Golf Club of Amelia Island properties, with several events rolling out impeccable rides, including Cars & Coffee at the Concours: Saturday’s free-admission event featuring over 250 cars on display, lining the fairways and greens of Amelia’s prestigious oceanfront golf courses.

The all-new Ford GT was on display at the 2016 Concours d'Elegance held on Amelia Island.
The all-new Ford GT was on display at the 2016 Concours d’Elegance held on Amelia Island.

If shelling out anywhere from $95 for early-bird tickets to $120 at the gate for Sunday’s main event was a little above your price range (although certainly worth every penny), then Saturday at the Concours marked an excellent opportunity to get a sneak peak to see what the world-renowned coastal car show is all about. Motor heads from across the globe flocked to the fairways to show off their collection of classic cars haling from a wide range of motor-car eras.

One of the highlights from Saturday’s event included Jaguar’s 1934 SS1 Walmsley Roaster, a two-seater sports car custom-made for the Chairman of SS Cars Ltd., William Walmsley. This open-air roadster was considered state-of-the-art during its time, rolling out of the factory with chrome-wire wheels, adjustable shocks and an aluminum body made to save weight and built with optimal speed in mind.

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1934 Jaguar SS1 Walmsley Roadster

Other highlights included the unveiling of the Buick Avista concept car, Revology Shelby-endorsed Mustang replicas, and more Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and Maseratis than we could count. This is the part where we’ll shut up now and just show you the cars.

The never-before-seen Buick Avista concept car was unveiled during the 2016 Concours D'Elegance on Amelia Island.
The never-before-seen Buick Avista concept car was unveiled during the 2016 Concours D’Elegance on Amelia Island.
2016 Shelby GT350H replica from Revology. MSRP: $154,400.
2016 Shelby GT350H replica from Revology. MSRP: $154,400.
A peak under the hood of Revology's Mustang replica.
A peak under the hood of Revology’s Mustang replica.
Interior of the 1966 Mustang convertible replica from Revology. MSRP: $135,900.
Interior of the 1966 Mustang convertible replica from Revology. MSRP: $135,900.
Three generations of Lamborghinis showcased at the 2016 Concours d'Elegance.
Three generations of Lamborghinis showcased at the 2016 Concours d’Elegance.

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A row of Lamborghinis at the 2016 Concours d'Elegance.

Picture of a 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster at the 2016 Concours d'Elegance.
1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster
Picture of a 2017 Mercedes AMG SL 65 Roadster, Mercedes' new 6.0L V12 sports car.
The 2017 Mercedes AMG SL 65 Roadster boasts a 6.0L V12 biturbo engine delivering 621 horsepower while running 0-60 in 3.9 seconds.
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S Interior
Tesla Model S Interior
Picture of a blue and orange Porsche at the 2016 Concours d'Elegance.
Porsche was well-represented at the 2016 Concours d’Elegance.

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Shelby Mustang GT350 signed by the legend himself.
Shelby Mustang GT350 signed by the legend himself.
Picture of a red SS Camaro.
American classics and meticulously-cared-for muscle cars were right at home during Amelia Island’s annual car show.

DSC_6367DSC_6253DSC_6144The annual Concours D’Elegance is held during the second weekend of March each year on Amelia Island, Florida. For more information, check out the official website by clicking here. 

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