A prewar vehicle once used for transporting hotel guests at a Madrid hotel has been named "Best of Show" at the 60th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance August 15.

The 1933 Delage D8S De Villars Roadster was named the top car out of the 250 collector cars from 14 countries that were showcased on the Pebble Beach Golf Course this past weekend.

As well as being used to transport guests of the Gran Hotel Velasquez in Madrid, Spain, the 1933 Delage also made an appearance at the 1933 Salon de Paris at the Grand Palais.

It is now part of the Kentucky-based the Patterson Collection, which is owned by restaurateur Jim Patterson.

"This Delage has a short wheelbase that makes it look more rakish, but it still has a long and elegant look," said Concours Chairman Sandra Button.

"It did 110 miles-per-hour in its day; it could race and was stunningly beautiful. This car could do it all; it embodied style, speed and comfort."

The other nominees were another Delage, the 1939 Delage D8 120 Henri Chapron Cabriolet, a 1930 Duesenberg J Graber Cabriolet and 1929 Bentley Speed Six Park Ward Open Two Seater.


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