Salon Privé launches busy autumn season of concours events in Europe

The grey weather was not enough to deter collectors and enthusiasts at Blenheim Palace as Salon Privé opened its doors once again for a display of the finest automobiles.

As is tradition the show opened with a number of exclusive reveals including Classic Driver favourites the Kimera 037 and Touring Arese RH95. Also on display was the new Everatti electric Porsche 911 and the new McLaren 765LT spider, plus many other premieres. 

The central display on the cricket pitch was based around a stunning collection of 12 red cars that included a F40, Pagani Zonda, 250LM, Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘gullwing’, Porsche 904 Carrera GTS and last year’s concours winner the stunning 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Zagato Spider.

Classes for the concours included: Jaguar E-Type, Pre-War Sports Class, Pre-War Tourers Class, Fit For A King Class, The Racing Greats Class, Early Pioneers Class, Classics of the Future Class, Pininfarina, Post-War Closed (British) Class, Post-War Open Class. Crowd favourite was certainly the David Piper Ferrari 250 GTO with which Piper was reacquainted on the main stage, sharing with the crowd some fantastic stories.

Around the show a gorgeous ex Monte Carlo rally Aston Martin DB2 caught our eye, the Linder Nöcker ‘low-drag’ E-Type and the three times Le Mans winning Woolf Barnato Bentley 4 ½ litre.

 

2021 Award Winners

 

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A Sindelfingen
Salon Privé Concours d'Elégance by Aviva Best of Show

 

Aston Martin DB2 Monte Carlo Rally Car

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

 

De Tomaso Mangusta by Ghia

CHURCHILL CUP FOR MOST EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN

 

Cadillac 8 1/4hp Model B Rear-Entrance Tonneau

CLASS C: EARLY PIONEERS

 

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A Sindelfingen

CLASS D - PRE-WAR TOURERS

 

SS 100 3 1/2 Litre Roadster

CLASS E - PRE-WAR SPORTS

 

Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville by Arthur Mulliner

CLASS F - FIT FOR A KING

 

Ford GT40 Mk1

CLASS G - RACING GREATS

 

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe

CLASS H - POST-WAR OPEN

 

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este Coupé by Touring

CLASS I - POST-WAR CLOSED (EUROPEAN)

 

Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 Coupé by D’Ieteren Frères

CLASS J - POST-WAR CLOSED (BRITISH)

 

Tatra T87 Aerodynamic Saloon

CLASS K - POST-WAR TOURERS

 

Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider 101 Series

CLASS L - PINFINFARINA DESIGN

 

Jaguar E-type Lightweight ‘The Lindner Low Drag’

CLASS M - 60 YEARS OF THE JAGUAR E-TYPE

 

De Tomaso Mangusta by Ghia

CLASS N - LOW-SLUNG SPORTS

 

Jaguar XJ 220

CLASS O - CLASSICS OF THE FUTURE

 

Ford 3-Window Coupe

CLASS P - ROLLING BONES HOT RODS

 

Photos: Nine3Co for Classic Driver © 2021