2015 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance – Best of Show Award

By Auto News Log • March 19th, 2015

The 2015 Kuwait Concours d’Elegance was held February 11-18 at Marina Crescent on the Arabian Gulf in Kuwait City. Under the sponsorship and presence of His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classical Cars Museum.

Since the first Kuwait Concours in 2010, Kuwait has fast become the leading Classic Car Capital of the Middle East and linked Kuwait to the international classic car community. The Kuwait Concours has attracted the attention of major international and regional car collectors, enthusiasts and VIPs to display, compete and judge.

Winner Best of Show – 1965 Lamborghini 350 GTS Spider by Touring – Switzerland

On the 1965 Turin Auto Show, the public could admire a very special 350 GT: Touring had designed and built a convertible along the same lines as the closed model, and designated it the 350 GTS or 350 GT Spyder (as it was sometimes called).

Only two were ever built: one was displayed on the Touring stand (the black one), the second, a yellow/gold painted one, was put on the Lamborghini stand. Only marginal modifications were made to the original car, the roof was removed naturally, the windows were altered and the trunk was redesigned to store the top. the dashboard and the central console in these GTS’s was also slightly altered, and looked even better than those in the GT version of the 350.

Touring even designed a hardtop for this car because it was thought this car would be reduced in production. Touring was going through a very difficult period so production remained with only two cars.

Learn more about the Kuwait Concours d’Elegance and the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classical Cars Museum at:

http://www.kuwaitconcours.com.kw/

http://www.kuwaitcarmuseum.com.kw/

 

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