The International Historic Motoring Awards (IHMA) are inviting car enthusiasts to vote for the historic Car of the Year 2016.
Previous winners of the historic Car of the Year award include: the Fiat S76 ‘Beast of Turin’, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287 and the Bugatti 57SC Aerolithe recreation.
The contenders for 2017 are:
1. Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato
This unique 1960 prototype is a car of two halves. Half is preserved exactly as it was found and the other half cleaned and conserved.
Its first appearance was at Villa d’Este this year, where it won the preservation prize.
2. Ford GT40 P/1043
Half a century after this car crossed the line first in the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours, Ford GT40 P/1043 was fully restored to authentic condition in time to make surprise appearance at the Le Mans this year.
3. Sir Henry Segrave’s Sunbeam ‘Tiger’
Exactly 90 years after it set a World Land Speed Record at 125mph, the Tiger returned to Southport Sands for another glorious run.
4. Jaguar D-type XKD 501
This highly original winner of the 1956 Le Mans 24 hours, sold for $21,780,000 by RM Sotheby’s earlier this year. The highest price ever at auction paid for a British-built car.
5. Jaguar XJ13 recreation
This labour-of-love project recreates the car Jaguar originally built in 1966, before it was famously destroyed in a crash in 1971. Amazingly, the car is powered by a genuine XJ13 quad-cam engine.
6. Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Figoni et Falaschi
In 2016 this car had quite a year on the concours circuit, becoming the recipient of the inaugural ‘Best of the Best’ of six winners of major concours. Including Style et Luxe, Concours of Elegance, Villa d’Este, Amelia Island, The Quail and Cavallino.
7. Touring Disco Volante Spyder
Built in Touring’s 90th year on Alfa Romeo 8C underpinnings, the Spyder has won at both Villa d’Este and the Concours of Elegance this year.
8. Pegaso Z-102 Berlinetta ENASA Cúpula
This remarkable one-off, once owned by a Dominican dictator, was restored just in time to star at this year’s Amelia Island concours.
Cast your vote for the historic car of the year 2016
Classic car fans have until November 1st to cast their vote on the IHMA website.
You can join the celebrations by buying a ticket for the International Historic Motoring Awards. The gala dinner takes place at London’s magnificent Guildhall on November 17th. Tickets can be bought from the IHMA website (link above).