June 16, 2005

Historically significant vehicles to be shown at Cranbrook Concours d’Elegance

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan – The third annual Concours d’Elegance at Cranbrook car show, for which General Motors is the presenting sponsor, will have its best-ever line-up of historically significant cars and motorcycles. The event will take place at Cranbrook on Sunday, July 24 as part of a weekend of automotive-related activities.

While many of the vehicles are locally-owned, there will also be examples from 22 states and eight foreign countries. One of the stars will be the original 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, viewed by many to be the world’s most valuable car. It will be transported by owner Bentley Motors Ltd. by air from England.

Other notable entries include a 1938 Dubonnet Xenia aerodynamic coupe; a 1929 Duesenberg wooden-bodied speedster; a series of racecars from the Mille Miglia road race in Italty, including a 1930 Alfa Romeo 1500 Testa Fissa that won in its class in 1934; a 1928 Hispano-Suiza H6B cabriolet; a collection of Bugattis; a 1934 Voisin aerodynamic roadster; the 1953 EX-122 GM Motorama concept car that was the basis for the Chevrolet Corvette; and a 1914 wooden-bodied Rolls-Royce roadster that won Best of Show in last year’s Pebble Beach competition.

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