At eight inches longer than the original GT40 Le Mans racer, the MKIII was designed for street use. That extra length afforded some luggage space in the rear while the cockpit featured a ventilation system and interior trim. The gear shifter was also moved from right side to the centre of the cockpit.
The finest classic cars in the world gathered together for the 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance in Carmel, California this weekend at the climax of the Monterey Car Week.
Historic machines lined up on the famous 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links to compete for prizes in 27 categories ranging from early steam cars to postwar sports racing.
In total 200 classics gathered at the event with cars coming from all over the world to compete.
The extensive judging panel included Dr Ian Robertson, BMW member of the board of management, Jaguar's design chief Ian Callum and Sir Stirling Moss.
Cars aren’t just rated on their looks alone. They also have to prove themselves fully operational. So as part of the judging procedure engines are started, horns tested, lights checked and various features such as convertible roofs scrutinised to ensure they are fully operational.
Following this rigorous securitisation of all the competitors on show, the judges named the overall winner of the 64th Annual Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance to be the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe.
With classic cars of this quality, however, it’s very much a matter of personal taste so here are our favourite 10 cars from the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours event.