An intriguing curiosity was the 1954 Jaguar XK120SE Mistral. The car was built by Microplas for American Bob Young Dahl after he had been disappointed by his failure to secure a C-type to go racing in. Another highlight was a superb ’25 Hispano Suiza on the Pueche garage door remote x wing
Two of the most intriguing displays were close to the SIHA central exhibit in Hall While Marreyt Classics see panel packed its stand with super-rarities and one-offs, in the 1960 Pininfarina X Hyman Classic Cars had one of the '54 XK120SE was rebodied by Microplas Wacky Pininfarina X rew massive crowds. Fantuzzi-bodied Maserati 300S was part of the organiser's superb Mille Miglia display. Concours awards are a relatively new feature of Techno Classica Essen and this year there were two juries picking their favourite cars. The media panel was made up of 17 journalists from six different countries, while a group from FIVA also selected winners in a range of categories. FIVA AWARDS Pre-1904 1900 Georges Richard 3hp Albion Motorcars 1905-1918 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost garage door remote x wing & Prestige 1919-1930 1928 M-B S-type Saoutchik Lukas Huni 1931-1945 1932 Bentley 8 Litre Le Mans VdP Axel Schuette Fine Cars 1946-1960 1948 Lancia Aprilia Farina Cabriolet Marreyt Classics 1961-1970 1965 Ferrari Superfast Albion Motorcars 1971-1985 1974 Lancia Stratos Group 4 Lutziger Classic Cars.
Best of show 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Axel Schuette Fine Cars. MEDIA AWARDS Pre-1945 1928 Mercedes-Benz S-type Saoutchik Axel Schuette Fine Cars. 1946-1985 1960 Fiat Abarth 1000 Pininfarina record car garage door remote x wing Classic. 1986-1995 1991 Lamborghini Countach Stehling/Classic Remise. Best of show cabriolet 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C-2300B Pescara Touring Thiesen Best of show saloon 1934 Lancia Astura SIII Lukas Huni Best of show coupe 1953 Fiat 8V Vignale Strada e Corsa.