An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance isn't exactly your run of the mill cruise night where a bunch of guys get together in a parking lot and sit around a handful of muscle cars while a DJ plays 50's Rock & Roll–this is something much different.

Car collectors from all over the northeast bring their best cars to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT, and the result is a completely over the top feast for the eyes, featuring the coolest cars you can imagine. Even the parking lots outside are a car show in and of themselves–driving I spotted a Maserati Biturbo, a 550 Spyder replica, and a Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 .

(Full Disclosure: I asked the folks at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance for press credentials and they said "Sure, why not" so they gave me free admission, a commemorative pin, a sandwich, and some potato chips. It was swell)

I'd say it was sensory overload, but there was an eerie lack of sound at the show, except for the always loony John Hennessy showing off his Venom GT, and the Carrera GT that provided my lunchtime soundtrack. This is hardly a complaint, because where else are you going to see a 1957 Maserati 300S, a Aston-Martin DB4 Convertible, and a Stanguellini?

This isn't a Concours like Pebble Beach, where the cars are judged with utmost scrutiny and the winner is inevitably some obscure pre-war car that only five people have ever heard of. It's quite a bit less stuffy than that, which is a good thing for the attendees. The owners reflect both of these attitudes–some didn't want much to do with me or Jalopnik but others were absolutely lovely. Special shout-outs to woman with the 1964 Jaguar Mk.II owned since new, and the gentleman with the stunning grey on red 300SL roadster.

If you're in the northeast and you like vintage autos it's a well worth a trip, and even if you don't want to pay admission, the parking lot is as cool as the Concours.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

The V12 of a Lamborghini Islero.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

1964 Jaguar Mk. II.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

The Husband and Wife who have owned this since new drove down from Albany, NY. I saw them earlier in the week driving around town and it sounds as good as it looks.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Jaguar XK150, XK140, and XK120 allsitting pretty together.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

1947 Stanguellini 1100 CC Sport Barchetta.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Of course, the best logo featuring a man being eaten by a snake goes to Alfa Romeo

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

The Fiat 8V motor in a SIATA 200CS Coupe.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

1949 Healey Silverstone.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

1967 Lotus Mark 51 Formula Ford.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

It's impossible to convey how tiny this car is.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Not sure if this was a replica, but a BMW 3.5 CSL.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Awesome livery.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Never really thought much of the 300SL Roadster until I saw this. Completley overshadowed the 300SL gullwing parked nearby.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

So much red! So much chrome!

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

The metallic paint on this was incredible. In certain lights there were highlights of brown. One of my favorite cars of the show.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

The Lusso is my favorite 60's Ferrari. It's perfect because the styling is so over the top.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Looked naked without a prancing horse.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Ferrari 250 California Spyder LWB.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Engine of a 1984 BMW M635csi.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

1959 Fiat Jolly.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Couldn't tell if this was the one used for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, but looked very similar.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Impossible to photograph, but a 1959 FIAT-Abarth 750 Record Monza Zagato Coupe. Probably my favorite car at the show. Sold for $200k at auction.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Love the badges.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Twin-cam 750 CC Inline-4.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

This 1975 Countach was mind-blowing. So much cooler than an '80s Countach

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

It became the world's most expensive Countach, selling for $1.2 Million.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ Zagato.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

1957 Maserati 300S

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Fantastic blue gauges.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Gated shifter.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

1937 German made Ford Eifel Roadster.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

1968 Porsche 911 Targa police car.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

For some reason this Roadmaster wagon joined the party.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Porsche 356C in the parking lot. The design on these later 356s is perfection–nothing is on the car that doesn't need to be there.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

I'm in love.

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

How much do these things go for?

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

Ferrari 250 GTE

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

More 250 GTE

An Automotive Feast For The Eyes In Connecticut

'60s Ferraris had the best steering wheels.

Photo Credits: Chris Perkins/Jalopnik