Classes Announced for 2013 Salon Prive Concours

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

The class list was released for the 2013 Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for 4-6 September in Syon Park in London. The three-day event in the style of an English Garden Party in West London will see an interesting mix of anniversaries and one-offs celebrated this year.

Classes for the 2013 Chubb Insurance Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance include:

  • Celebrating 100 years of Aston Martin
  • The iconic Porsche 911 at fifty years
  • 50 years of legendary Lamborghinis
  • Wind in your hair
  • The beauty of Streamlining
  • ‘Little Saloons’: the birth of the Berlinetta
  • Graceful pre-war motoring
  • Post-war competition greats
  • The art of design: Pininfarina
  • Sporting motorcycles from the 1920s to 1970s
  • One-offs and oddball motorcycles

Entries to the Concours are now officially closed, but exceptional new entrants may still be considered. A 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, 1949 Riley 105 Transformable Coupe and 1973 Porsche 911 RSR 2.8 are among the notable entrants.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – Entered in the ‘Wind in your hair’ class, this California is one of the first of its type in the U.S., unusually fitted with velocity stacks and cold airbox to racing specification. Featured in the September 1959 issue of ‘Sports Car Illustrated’ as one of ‘The Fabulous Cars of Enzo Ferrari’, the 250 has been obsessively restored to its original Modena factory gate condition. Boasting a rich history and many interesting tales from its owners, this rare and original piece of Scaglietti history will be a big Concours attraction.

1949 Riley 105 Transformable Coupe
1949 Riley 105 Transformable Coupe – Entered in ‘The beauty of Streamlining’ class, this is a special Riley from Swiss coachbuilder, Walter Koeng, originally purchased from Riley in Coventry as a running chassis in 1948. Koeng proceeded to build his ultimate dream car from the chassis up. The art deco influenced shape and aerodynamic form, with its sweeping lines and curves, make the Riley a true one-off, only to be seen at Salon Prive in September.
1973 Porsche 911 RSR 2.8
1973 Porsche 911 RSR 2.8 – Entered in ‘The iconic Porsche 911 at fifty years’ class, this 911 is one of a handful made under Group 4 GT racing rules, and a Sebring 12 hours winner from its very first outing in 1973, driven by Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood. The RSR boasts a rich competition history, from Daytona to Watkins Glen to Mid-Ohio to Road Atlanta before entering the Dr. Bill Jackson Porsche collection in 1976, where it remained until 1999. Under restoration since then up until 2011, the car maintains many unique original characteristics.

Tickets for the 2013 Salon Prive can be purchased at www.salonprivelondon.com or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0808 100 2205. Entry is fully inclusive of Pommery champagne, lobster luncheon, English afternoon tea and full access to all areas.

[Source: Salon Prive London]