For the past fourteen years, Florida's Amelia Island has been putting on a little Concours d'Elegance. And we mean little as in quantity (about 250 cars), not quality. Take last year's winner, for example: a 1931 Voisin C20 Demi-Berline, which, along with the Daimler Double Six 50 and Bentley 8 holds the title for most intimidating-yet-beautiful pre-war car. And to celebrate the Concours' 15th year, Amelia Island's got something nifty up its sleeve.

You are looking at... Well, you see, we don't know what it is you're looking at. However, we do know it's a roadster from the 1940s that was "conceived and built by a widely-respected and distinguished automotive engineer." And really, that's all we have. Any guesses? Obviously, you're looking at the before pics. The powers that be claim that they'll send us the after shots, which follow a multi-zillion-dollar ground-up from the chassis plate restoration, in a couple of days. As to what it actually is, commence guessing. The press release follows after the jump.

[Source: Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance]


PRESS RELEASE

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance celebrates its 15th anniversary with this strikingly beautiful and historic roadster originally conceived and built by a widely-respected and distinguished automotive engineer. First constructed in the late 40s, this stunning creation will be fully restored and will make its way onto the "field of dreams" for the 15th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, March 12-14, 2010. Take a guess if you dare, at what this silver creation might be! Additional information coming soon...

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is one of the nation's most innovative vintage auto events featuring nearly 250 rare classics from seldom-seen private collections worldwide. The show will be held at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The show's foundation has donated nearly $1.6 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. since 1996. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org or call (904) 636-0027.