• Aug 17, 2008


Click above for high-res gallery of this year's Pebble Beach Best of Show

The confetti has fallen, the champagne corks have flown, and the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show award has gone to the gorgeous 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta owned by John and Mary Shirley of Medina Washington. While every car here is truly extraordinary, the Best of Show car is always a stunner. This year was no exception. One of possibly five 8C 2900s bodied by Touring, this 8C has the supercharged straight 8 that was good for an amazing 180 hp. Some 30 8Cs were produced by Farina and Touring from 1937-1939, and few are the same or as nice as this particular example. Besides the trinkets and trophy, the Best of Show car also gets a boost in MSRP typically, being able to justifiably call itself the best collector car around. While we might fill in a few more galleries and posts to round out our coverage of Monterey 2008, we wanted to get this news to you asap. So click on the pics and enjoy.


Photos Copyright ©2008 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Excellent choice. A masterpiece to say the least.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Berlinetta Aerodinamico Touring (Superleggera) the I saw at Amelia Island this year:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjdaddyo/2330016268/in/set-72157604091142459/
      Only the 8C would be it's more refined older sister.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I could agree w/ the judges more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Didn't "Rocky Peters" of Tacoma, Washington do the interior? Please answer! Janet Mattila
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, "It's A Rocky" interior. Artist extraordinaire!
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Besides the trinkets and trophy, the Best of Show car also gets a boost in MSRP typically..."

      What's MSRP? Muffy's Suggested Resale Price? I'm pretty sure the manufacturer has nothing to do with suggesting the price of a 70-year-old car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly. I'm sure the vehicle would sell for many times more than the "MSRP".
      • 6 Years Ago
      Really a work of art. Congrats to the owner.