The top 5 Concours cars of all time
10:19 11 August 2015
The world-renowned Salon Privé Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance opens its gates and world famous cars to the public for the first time ever on Friday 4th September 2015.
The world-renowned Salon Privé Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance will call Blenheim Palace its home for 2015. Find below a small selection of our favourite cars taking part in the competition. Tickets are on sale now and available at www.salonpriveconcours.com
1. Lamborghini Miura LP400
This particular Miura was the 193rd to be built in Sant’Agata and it was originally finished in white with a black vinyl interior.
The car’s current owner had a renowned Lamborghini expert travel with him in order to thoroughly inspect the car before purchase. Once the authenticity, originality and completeness of the car was confirmed, it entered into a full restoration with an emphasis on retaining and using as many original components as possible.
Said to be the world’s first supercar, this Lamborghini is sure to delight the Salon Privé crowds.
2. Ferrari 250 GT SWB
This particular 250 GT SWB is a stunning example of an iconic Ferrari model. The 250 GT SWB was built to ensure Ferrari maintained its racing dominance. Enzo Ferrari realised that when the famed ‘Tour de France’ started to lose its competitive edge in motor racing, he needed to drastically improve the cornering agility of his cars and thus his solution was to shorten the wheelbase.
This car has a storied competition history having won numerous awards including the Cavallino Cup of Excellence in 1992, 1st in Class in 1997 and running up in 1998. It also won its class at the 2008 Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain’s 50th Anniversary.
3. Cisitalia 202 SMM Nuvolari Spyder
The Cisitalia 202 Nuvolari Spider is a Salon Privé global debut. This alluring car has a number of unique body features such as its different shorter doors. This car also boasts a keen racing heritage, it was first raced by company founder Piero Dusio and it also placed 4th overall at the 1947 Mille Miglia. The original engine #10 was replaced with #29 by Cisitalia after service in 1947-48.
4. Porsche 904 GTS
This spectacular Porsche 904, number 055, has a rich competition history. The car was delivered new to Ben Pon in May 1964 and it was one of a pair of 904s that were run by Racing Team Holland (RTH) in the 1964 and 1965 European GT Championship.
The car’s first race was the 1964 Nurburgring 1000k where Ben Pon partnered Gerhard Koch and they finished a remarkable 3rd overall, this feat was particularly impressive as the 904 had to compete against a field of cars which sported bigger and more powerful engines The car also took part in Le Mans and is in outstanding condition overall.
5. Aston Martin DB5
This 1965 Aston Martin DB5/1755/L was built by Aston Martin Lagonda in 1964 and subsequently exported to the USA. It is just 1 of 147 left-hand drive saloons built making this a very rare car indeed. This particular DB5 is finished in its original and much sought after Silver Birch over Elephant Grey, the same colour scheme as James Bond’s famous DB5. This car also has the rare factory option of air-conditioning. Marque specialist “Desmond J. Smail” carried out a full restoration in the late 90’s and at the time it had just 5122 miles on the clock.