Built in 1568 by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, the Grand Hotel Villa D’Este nestles against the South Western shore of Lake Como in the affluent town of Cernobbio and first hosted the Concours D’Eleganza on September 1st 1929.
Viewing was open to invited guests only on the Saturday, before the cars were re-located to the nearby Spazia Villa Erba (where the public selected Sunday’s overall winners) and as in 2011, RM Auction’s Saturday evening sale this year offered 38 collectors' cars and two Cadillac-powered motor launches - a third of which had reserves exceeding €500k.
With much to see in both locations, these were my highlights....
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