Bugatti Class at Salon Prive 2012

Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance 2012 – Report and Photos

The Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance 2012 was held 5–7 September at the 200-acre Syon Park in London, with a line-up of 111 cars and bikes featured at the seventh annual event.

The renamed Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance at Salon Prive featured Vintage Competition Bugattis, the Designs of Carrozzeria Touring, among the ten classes of automobiles and motorcycles displayed and paraded on the grounds of Syon House, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland.

Within the Carrozzeria Touring Design Class were two Ferrari 166s, a 166MM Barchetta and an Inter Coupe. The 1950 Barchetta is the 16th of just 25 bodied by Carrozzeria Touring and it comes with a fantastic racing history. As a works car, it competed at the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia events, and in more recent times, Monaco Historics and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 1949 Inter Coupe was also a Mille Miglia contender, but its competition background didn’t begin until the mid-nineties. Since then it has been displayed in Concours events throughout Europe where it has received numerous awards.

Other Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance 2012 highlights included a 1912 Bugatti Type 16 number 471 – the oldest competition Bugatti and the personal racing car of Ettore Bugatti, the unique 1953 Pegaso Z-102 ‘Thrill’, 1934 Aston Martin Ulster, 1961 Lamborghini ‘Flying Star’ (Turin Motor Show car and also Carrozzeria Touring bodied), 1969 Lamborghini Muira S, 1965 ISO Grifo A3C, 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale and a 1963 Shelby Cobra 289.

The event also included two dedicated single-model classes, both of which celebrate important milestones. Firstly, with 13 red examples lined up alongside each other, Salon Prive celebrated 25 years of the first super car to exceed 200mph: the 478bhp Ferrari F40 in Class Ferrari F40 – Celebrating 25 Years of an Icon. Additionally, and celebrating its 60th birthday is the Mercedes-Benz SL represented here by the iconic 300SL Gullwing in Class Mercedes-Benz Gullwing – The Legend at 60.

Some of these entrants participated in Salon Prive’s inaugural 21-mile Tour d’Elegance from The Royal Automobile Club’s Woodcote Park in Epsom to Syon House in West London, opening the Super Car Show and Concours d’Elegance on Wednesday 5th September.

Best of Show at the 2012 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elegance at Salon Prive was awarded to the 1950 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta owned by Sally and Dudley Mason-Styrron. The People’s Choice Award also went to a Prancing Horse, Nigel Allen’s 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB 4-Cam.

Similar to Salon Prive 2010 and Salon Prive 2011, Tim Scott also documented the 2012 Salon Prive Concours with the following 140 pictures. To see more images from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.

Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance 2012 – Photo Gallery

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Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance 2012 – Winners

Best of Show
1950 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta, Sally and Dudley Mason-Styrron

People’s Choice Award
1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, Nigel Allen

Class A – FERRARI F40 – CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF AN ICON
1992 Ferrari F40, Tom Hartley

Class B – PRE-WAR RARITIES
1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport 5th Series, Deryk Haithwaite

Class C – CLOSED SPORTS CARS FROM THE SWINGING SIXTIES
1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, Nigel Allen

Class D – VEE-TWINS THROUGH THE AGES
1953 Vincent Black Shadow Series C, Peter Bullard

Class E – OPEN SPORTS CARS FROM THE SWINGING SIXTIES
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, Joe Macari

Class F – COLLECTION OF SHOOTING BRAKES
1941 Chrysler Town & Country Car, Peter Heydon

Class G – BUGATTI – THE VINTAGE COMPETITION SERIES
1925 Bugatti Type 35, Sir John Venables-Llewelyn

Class H – IMPORTANT COMPETITION MACHINES
1972 Harley Davidson XR750TT, John Warr

Class I – THE DESIGN CLASS FEATURING CARROZZERIA TOURING SUPERLEGGERA
1950 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta, Sally and Dudley Mason-Styrron

Class J – MERCEDES-BENZ GULLWING – THE LEGEND AT 60
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Robert Lewis

Special Award: Best Interior
1941 Chrysler Town & Country Car, Peter Heydon

Special Award: Most Sensitive Restoration
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, Joe Macari

Special Award: Best Designed Car
1969 Lamborghini Miura S, Jane Weitzmann

Special Award: Most Original Car
1969 De Tomaso Mangusta, Jonathan Root

Special Award: Most Exciting Car
1963 Shelby Cobra 289, William Heinecke

Special Award: Most Elegant Car
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, Gavin Moule

Special Award: Most Original Motorbike
1970 Dresda 650 Sport, David Degens

Special Award: The Biggest ‘Wow’ Factor
1975 Honda SS100, Allen Millyard

[Source: Salon Prive; photos: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]