Special Award

Classic Trader

The Award for ‘The Best Car to Start a Collection With’ in the Concours Virtual goes to

1933 Alfa Romeo 6C Gran Sport Zagato “testa fissa”

The popular European- and UK-wide classified cars for sale website Classic Trader took an extremely thorough approach to find the Best Car To Start A Collection With. By analysing rarity, provenance, price trends and more, as well as polling tens of thousands of its users, the chosen car was the 1934 Alfa Romeo Gran Sport Zagato Testa Fissa of Mark Gessler. This is quite a car to start a collection, but in fact when new it started the racing career of a young driver, Anna Maria Peduzzi. She was just 21 years old when she was bought this car by her wealthy Como-based family, but it was no mere plaything – in this car she won her class in the 1934 Mille Miglia, and she became Scuderia Ferrari’s first female driver. The Testa Fissa part of its name is ‘fixed head’ because it’s one of only a very small number of cars fitted with an engine with a fixed cylinder head, with no need for a cylinder head gasket, which allowed a higher compression ratio to be used without fear of blowing the gasket over a long distance race.

Established in 2013 today’s managing directors and founders Torsten Claus and Christian Plagemann have both had a soft spot for classic vehicles since their early childhood.

As such, they have dedicated their careers to the automotive industry right from the start and see great potential for digital business models in the classic vehicle market.

Providing transparency in the clustered classic vehicle market and growing the world’s largest inventory has become Classic Trader’s mission.

Newly developed standards on vehicle presentation and valuation as well as state of the art search technology enable buyers to make a quick and sound purchase .

With more than 7m page views and more than 14,000 listings, Classic Trader is already continental Europe´s largest marketplace for classic automobiles and motorcycles, offering its service in nine countries with offices in Berlin & London.

Classic Trader will award „The best car to start a collection with“ based upon various factors, such as popularity, price development, usability and style.

Visit www.classic-trader.com to add vehicles to your own collection and learn more about us and how to sell your vehicle successfully.

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