Peter Mullin's Chapron bodied Citroen DS takes top honours at the 2018 Valletta Concours.
Peter and Merle Mullin’s fresh out of restoration Chapron bodied Citroen DS took top honours at the Valletta Concours d’Elegance on Sunday 20 May. The car, shipped to Malta especially for the event, beat off some strong local opposition. This included a fantastically restored Ford Zephyr Six and one of the last Minis to be assembled on the former British colony, painted in bright yellow and with yellow registration plates to denote its status as a hire car.
The event is only in its second year and already has a strong following with Pebble Beach mastermind Sandra Button heading the international panel of judges and some 80-plus classics crammed into the Maltese capital’s St. George's Square.
Many of the cars had been in the same family for generations and most had been home-restored to exceptional standards.
The early part of the concours on the Mediterranean island was plagued by downpours, which dismayed some owners who protested that it was the first time their car had ever been at the mercy of the elements.
Full story in the August issue of Octane.