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“The Quail – A Motorports Gathering” sounds right up our alley.  Magnificent setting on a manicured golf course in front of purple mountain majesty and fruited plains; epicurean dining; selection of cars curated by interesting people.  It costs $600, twice the price of Pebble Beach.

*Car & Driver* shot over 50 cars in this elegant esplanade.  Below are our favorite twenty-one.

The following are our favorite 12 cars included in Car & Driver’s coverage.  To see their entire portfolio, click on Car & Driver.  Special classes for 2015 were pre-1965 Porsches, coachbuilt Ferraris, and the long-tail cars of LeMans. They join the traditional classes of prewar sports and racing, postwar sports, postwar racing, supercars, great Ferraris, and sports and racing motorcycles.

#1 above: 1955 Osca MT4, its first show was the Turin Auto Show in 1955.

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#2 Only ten examples of Ferrari’s 275 GTB/4 NART Spider were built. This is one of them.

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#3 Ferrari’s Superamerica Series III basks in the sunshine of your love.

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#4 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica that I like even better

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#5 Big Healey looking triumphant.

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#6 The Ferrari 512S racers  fought the Porsche 917s in the Battle of the Titans in the 1970 Le Mans.

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#7 Jaguar XJR-S “open for business”

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#8 1964 Cobra 289 – anyone see Carroll around?

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#9 Delahaye Type 145 was driven by Rene Dreyfus won a million-franc prize offered by the Automobile Club of France for besting an Italian-held speed record on the Autodrome de Montlhery at 91 mph.

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#10 Bugatti Type 35

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#11 1964 Alfa TZ-1 and #12 ASA 1000 GT hanging out.

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# 13 Opposites attract: from 1950: a grimacing torpedo called the Cisitalia Abarth 204-A Spyder Corsa. #14 from 1961: the flowing Cooper Monaco.

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#15 Lamborghini 400GT

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#16 1955 Osca MT4 is a tiny bantam of a car, but with Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd won Sebring in 1954.

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#17 Dinos celebrating their elevation to the pantheon of most celebrated Ferrari at one of the most prestigious show.

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#18 1964 Ferrari Superfast Spyder Americano

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#19 For sheer thrill you can’t do better than the Bizzarrini A3/C Corsa first shown in the 1964 Geneva Auto Show.

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#20 You can’t go wrong when you make a 1968 Alfa Romeo Tip 33 Stradale best in show!  #21 the yellow 1967 Fiat Dino sure doesn’t take a back seat to anyone.

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#21 1949 Jaguar XK120

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