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Classic Cars

BMW Motorcycles, Bugatti and Lamborghini Get Special Spot at Villa d’Este 2013

Aston Martin DB4 Zagato will also be on display

The features marques this year are BMW for motorcycles and Corvette for cars

For the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como, BMW'sBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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motorcycles will get a special exhibition along with some very rare examples of European cars. The Villa d’Este conours is considered the premiere classic car event in Europe and will run from May 24 through 26.

This year's event has several focuses. BMW is celebrating 90 years of building motorcycles and CorvetteCorvetteChevrolet CorvetteUnited States of America, 1953 > present7 series
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is celebrating its 60th birthday. RM Auctions will sell several cars on Saturday night including a 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM BerlinettaFerrari 340 MM Speciale P...Italy, 1953 > 1953 'Competizione' by Pininfarina and a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB275 GTBFerrari 275 GTBItaly, 1963 > present28 photos
by Scaglietti.

The cars on public display this year will include an Aston Martin DB4GT ZagatoDB4 GT ZagatoAston Martin DB4 GT ZagatoUnited Kingdom, 1960 > 196312 photos
, Lamborghini 350GTV350 GTLamborghini 350 GTItaly, 1964 > present17 photos
and a Bugatti Type 57SC AtlanticType 57SC AtlanticBugatti Type 57SC AtlanticFrance, 1935 > 19356 photos
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. While all three of these cars are rare, the Lamborghini might be the most special of the bunch. It is the first Lamborghini ever built and the pre-production car that was displayed at the 1963 Turin Motor Show to get orders for the original cars.

The Villa d’Este concours was originally held from 1929 to 1949. It was brought back in 1995 and has risen to prominence since then. It is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. 


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211 cu in
Top Speed
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Maximum power
284 hp @ 6500 rpm
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel consumption (combined)
annual ownership cost
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