Extraordinary Line-Up Of Entries Announced For This Year’s Chubb Insurance Concours D’elégance At Blenheim Palace


August 25, 2016 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 25, 2016

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico

  • Organisers anticipate most sensational event to date with 75 exquisite cars and motorcycles on display
  • Highlights include an immaculate 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico – one of eighteen Series 2 Coupe examples
  • Blenheim Palace Gates open Thursday 1st September. Click here for tickets

Salon Privé is delighted to announce what many believe to be its best concours show field ever. As the UK’s premier professionally-judged classic car competition, Salon Privé attracts both entrants and enthusiasts from around the world; and with so many incredible entries, expectations are high for a fabulous event, which opens on Thursday 1st September at Blenheim Palace.

One of the standout entries in this year’s event is a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico.  Originally designed and built for their most important customers, the Superamerica was powered by a short-block V12 with a chassis derived from the latest racing engineering.

This particular car was originally shown on the Pininfarina stand at the 1962 Turin Automobile show. Later that year, it was sold new to one of Enzo Ferrari’s best customers, keen American racing driver Erwin Goldschmidt, and finished to his personal specification, which included a leather bolster between the front seats for his children and a grab handle for his wife.

Also specially commissioned were two pieces of fitted luggage for the rear parcel shelf, competition-style covered headlights and extractor vents in the lower rear fenders. This beautiful example will compete alongside other exceptional Ferraris such as the 250 Europa Short Chassis Prototype, 250 GT Series II Pininfarina Cabriolet, 275 GTB/4 and the 365 GTB/4 Daytona in the Great V12 Ferraris category.

Lamborghini is particularly well represented at this year’s Concours d’Élégance with a tribute to the world’s first true supercar, the Bertone-designed Miura. On display at Salon Privé is a collection of eight sensational models entered from Italy, the US, Switzerland and of course, the UK. In the line-up are S and SV models as well as the one-off factory-built Roadster previously announced.

Elsewhere on the show field are a mixture of famous marques – some sporting, some luxury but all fabulously engineered and designed – some perhaps more flamboyantly than others. Standout examples include a Voisin C3 Strasbourg and C6 Laboratoire which date back to 1922 and 1923 respectively, as well as the Hispano Suiza H6B Coupe de Ville by Kellner of Paris and the Alfa Romeo RL Normale by Farre – both built in 1924. AC, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Ford, Iso, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Rolls-Royce are all shown in true finery as is the 1954 Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta by Pininfarina, which won this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este.

Salon Privé Managing Director & Concours Chairman, Andrew Bagley said: “We’re close to the culmination of yet another year’s work enticing some of the rarest and most valuable classic cars out of hiding and onto the beautiful South Lawn of Blenheim Palace. Being enthusiasts ourselves, my brother, David and I cannot wait to welcome them as they arrive.”

CHUBB INSURANCE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE 2016 ENTRY LIST

CLASS A – EXCEPTIONAL MOTORCYCLES 1900 – 1939

1 Matchless-Vickers 8B2/M Russian Military Motorcycle Combination 1917
2 McEvoy Vee Twin 1926
3 Indian Four 401 1931
4 Brough Superior SS100 1932
5 Norton Model 50 1936
6 Moto Guzzi 500S 1936
7 BSA Gold Star 1938

 

CLASS B – EXCEPTIONAL MOTORCYCLES 1940 – 1975: COMPETITION

8 Matchless G80C 1947
9 Matchless G45 1953
10 BSA 500 MX GP Titanium 1966
11 Tri-Metisse GP-Winning 1966
12 Norton Commando Race Replica 1971

 

CLASS C – EXCEPTIONAL MOTORCYCLES 1940 – 1975: HIGHWAY

13 Vincent Black Knight 1955
14 Norton International 1955
15 Velocette Venom 1958
16 BSA Lightning 1965
17 Honda CB750 1969
18 Kawasaki Z1 1973
19 Kawasaki S3 666 1973
20 Suzuki GT750 1975

 

CLASS D – PRE-WAR COACHWORK

21 Voisin C3 Strasbourg 1922
22 Voisin C6 Laboratoire 1923
23 Hispano Suiza H6B Coupe de Ville 1924
24 Alfa Romeo RL Normale 1924
25 Aston Martin Le Mans Short Chassis 1933
26 Bentley Streamliner 1934
27 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental 1934

 

CLASS E – RACING IMPROVES THE BREED

28 Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta 1954
29 AC Ace 1955
30 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa 1956
31 Abarth Record Monza Prototipo 1957
32 Ford GT40 MK3 1968

 

CLASS F – THE GREAT V12 FERRARIS

33 Ferrari 250 Europa Short Chassis Prototype 1953
34 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Series II Cabriolet 1960
35 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Series II Coupe 1960
36 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico 1962
37 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 1966
38 Ferrari 330 GTC 1968
39 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 1971

 

CLASS G – PORSCHE RACING PEDIGREE

40 Porsche 356 1963
41 Porsche 911 1969
42 Porsche 2.7RS Touring 1973
43 Porsche 911 3.0RS 1974
44 Porsche 924 Carrera GTP 1980

 

CLASS H – EUROPEAN GRAND TOURERS

45 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII 1956
46 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe Gullwing 1957
47 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage 1962
48 Ferrari 275 GTB 1965
49 Iso Grifo 1966
50 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 1969
51 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 1971
52 Dino 246 GT 1972

 

CLASS I – GONE WITH THE WIND

53 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupé 1956
54 Jaguar XKSS 1957
55 BMW 507 1957
56 Bentley S2  Drophead Coupé 1961
57 Alfa Romeo 101 Guilia Spider 1964
58 Ferrari 275 GTS 1964
59 Aston Martin DB6 Short Chassis Volante 1966
60 AC Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 1966
61 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider 1971

 

CLASS J – DREAM MACHINES

62 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 Periscopio 1973
63 De Tomaso Pantera GTS Targa 1977
64 Ferrari 512 BBi 1984
65 Ferrari 288 GTO 1985
66 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV 1987
67 Ferrari F40 1992

 

CLASS K – 50 YEARS OF THE LAMBORGHINI MIURA

68 Lamborghini Miura P400 1970
69 Lamborghini Miura P400 S 1970
70 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV 1971
71 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV 1971
72 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV 1972
73 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV 1972
74 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV 1972
75 Lamborghini Miura P400 Roadster 1968