Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
As if you needed another reason to go to the beach, or another reason to go the beach in La Jolla, this weekend provides: La Jolla Cove will again host this weekend's La Jolla Motor Car Classic. And while the gathering will be doing its best to honor the works of the hands of some guy by the name of Carroll Shelby (yes, that one), it the honor accorded to Rita Hayworth that you might truly be interested in.
Or at least, that of her Cadillac. Understandably taken with the charms of Lady H, Prince Ali Khan bought her a 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe that was custom built by Carrozzeria Ghia. There are only two of them in the world, and only one of them was owned by the woman who helped Tim Robbins swim through a mile of you-know-what (hint: Shawshank). And yes, it's purple.
There will be other cars there from other lands so you can get your vintage on – British, Italian, German marques, horseless carriages, vintage motorcycles, et al. And there's always that Shelby guy. But come now, we all know that you go for Rita, and stay for the rest. The show begins Sunday, January 10th, at 9:00 a.m.