The Tenth Edition of the renowned 21 Guns Salute Concours D’Elegance vintage car show was held on the grounds of Lukshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara. As many as 300 plus numbers of the best cars and bikes were on display at the event which included entries from all over the country.
Many rare and special cars such as the 1948 Bentley Mark VI, 1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30, 1936 Dodge D2 Convertible Sedan, 1960 Mercedes Benz SE220, 1968 Jaguar Mark 2 and a lot more. Cars from famous garages such as that of Industrialist Gautam Singhania, Yohan Poonawallas and more were also present. On the first day of the event, as many as 75 vintage cars flagged off for a drive to the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat.
The highlight of the event was the 1958 Mercedes 300SL Roadster belonging to the Maharaja of Gondal. This is an extremely rare car worldwide with this example being the only known example in the country.
In the awards, the winner of the Best in Show title was a 1934 Packard 1107 Coupe Roadster powered by a V12 engine. The runner-up in the same category was a 1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith drophead coupé originally built for the Maharaja of Mysore and currently a part of the Poonawalla collection.
21 Guns Salute Concours D’Elegance is an annual gathering of vintage automobiles at some of the best heritage properties in the country. It attracts visitors and collectors from the entire world at a huge scale.
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