Cars at the top of the heap
This magnificent jewel of a Ferrari is known as the 1949 F 166 Touring Barchetta and it is the very first car to carry Ferrari's name. They produced just 24 , this one was the second off the assembly line. From this point forward, Ferrari ruled international racing for a long time. You may can discern from the picture that this is a relatively small car.. but one with a hell of a racing pedigree.
A notorious ultra wealthy playboy of the 1940's and 50's , Prince Aly Khan, had this car made for Rita Hayworth, one of the period's major movie stars. It must have been a smooth move as they got married and she retired from movie acting.. This custom car was fashioned by the famous Italian design firm, Ghia, from a 1953 Cadillac 62 coupe. Only two were made.
This is a 1937 Talbot-Lago T-150 C SS. Only 10 were made. This one was first off the production line. For my money, it's one of the most beautiful cars ever made. The French had a great name for it......the Goutte du Eau.....or the "teardrop" car.