Classic cars cruise Pebble Beach

Dozens of historic cars descended upon the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event Sunday. Here's a different perspective on some of what was on display.

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event Sunday featured dozens of decades-old cars in pristine condition in a competition and show that's been held since 1950 at the prestigious golf course near Monterey, Calif.

The show draws thousands of attendees, who also get to see a number of cutting-edge concept cars . Here, though, is a look at some of the historic models.

The green and copper exterior of this 1941 Chrysler LeBaron Thunderbolt convertible was far less understated than most of the older cars at the Concours d'Elegance.
The green and copper exterior of this 1941 Chrysler LeBaron Thunderbolt convertible was far less understated than most of the older cars at the Concours d'Elegance. Stephen Shankland/CNET
This Talbot-Lago T150C SS Figoni et Falaschi Coupe dates from 1938. The C stands for course, French for racing; the SS for Super Sports, used to indicate a shorter variant of the curvaceous design.
This Talbot-Lago T150C SS Figoni et Falaschi Coupe dates from 1938. The C stands for course, French for racing; the SS for Super Sports, used to indicate a shorter variant of the curvaceous design. Stephen Shankland/CNET
This grille is the business end of a 1930 452 V-16 Cadillac Fleetwood Sport Phaeton's engine, which has a displacement of 452 cubic inches.
This grille is the business end of a 1930 452 V-16 Cadillac Fleetwood Sport Phaeton's engine, which has a displacement of 452 cubic inches. Stephen Shankland/CNET
Ever wonder just what powers a high-end race car? Porsche revealed this custom-built eight-cylinder engine in the historic cars area.
Ever wonder just what powers a high-end race car? Porsche revealed this custom-built eight-cylinder engine in the historic cars area. Stephen Shankland/CNET
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