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Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced

Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced

Some of the star car expected at this year's Concours of Elegance have been announced, including theRolls-Royce Sweptail,Ex-Peter Sellers Aston Martin DB4 and Le Mans Porsche 917K

Between the overspending, the overeating and all the wife-killing, King Henry VIII couldn’t really be described as a man of good judgement, but you can’t criticise his taste in architecture. The fabulous Hampton Court Palace was his favourite residence, and there could be no better place to host the Concours of Elegance, which will once again grace its sprawling lawns on 31 August-2 September.

Around 60 of the world’s finest cars will assemble in the gardens of the venue, forming the focal point of a most civilised three-day spectacular. Best of Show, uniquely, is not decided by a group of judges but by the owners themselves, each of whom is given a single vote and an extremely difficult task!

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Winners of club concours events from all over the UK have been invited to attend, too, and the most impressive of them will be awarded the Club Trophy – and extended an invitation to next year’s Concours of Elegance.

Guests will be able to explore the Palace and its grounds as well as the field of cars, and with luxury brands displaying their wares there will be no shortage of opportunities for shoppers to put a dent in their bank balance.Octane ticket offerOctane readers are entitled to a special reduced-rate ticket offer for Saturday and Sunday.

Buy tickets here – enter 'OCTANEVIP' at the checkoutFuture Classics announcedThe one-off Rolls-Royce Sweptail will be the star attraction in the line-up of future classics at this year’s Concours of Elegance. This bespoke one-off commission was first shown at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and was the first in-house designed and fully coachbuilt Rolls-Royce in over half a century.Also appearing in the future classic line-up will be McLaren Senna #001, with a special MSO Aurora Blue and Anniversary White paint finish. This alone took more than 600 man hours to complete. This will be joined by a pair of limited-run Aston Martins, a Vanquish Zagato Speedster and V12 Vantage V600. Ex-Peter Sellers Aston Martin DB4 As well as being one of just three DB4GTs fitted with rear seats, this Aston Martin is also special for having a starring role in Peter Sellers short film, The Wrong Arm of the Law. Most notably it appeared in the film’s chase scene, where the DB4 was pursued by a Wolseley 6/90 police car.Endurance racing legendsThis Porsche 917K, as driven by Steve McQueen in the classic film Le Mans, is a particular highlight of this group. Not only did it have a starring role on screen, but was rebuilt and went on to race and win at Daytona, Monza, the Osterreichring, Spa and Monthlery in 1971.Ford’s GT40 was one of the most legendary endurance racers ever conceived, and there will be a gulf-liveried example on show. This was the car in which Paul Hawkins and David Hobbs took fourth place at the Spa 1000km race in May 1968. Representing 1990s endurance racing will be the Mercedes CLK LM from ‘97. 1913 Renault Type DP Coupé Chauffeur At more than 100 years old, this Renault has an astonishing history, made all the more impressive by the fact it is un-restored. All the body panels and interior trim is as it was when it left the French factory. It has been owned by the same family from new. 1920 Ballot 3/8 LC This 3.0-litre eight-cylinder is one of just four built by Ballot, and this example actually won the very first Italian Grand Prix in 1921. It was also owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, who raced it at Brooklands in 1923. 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster ‘Golden Riviera’ A total of ten Riviera Phantom I cars were built, and this unique example was specified with gold-plated exterior trim. It was originally owned by Irene Schoelkopf Carman in 1929, still retaining a few of her other ‘optional extras’, including a Dunhill lighter, an intercom for communicating with the driver and a mirror pad. 1954 Jaguar XK120 PininfarinaImage: Tim ScottAlready seen at many top events this year, this is the only Pininfarina-bodied Jaguar XK120 in the world, and has undergone a full top-level restoration by Classic Motor Cars. 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC by Scaglietti The last TRC produced, and the last ever four-cylinder car Ferrari made, this special example features an impressive race history, including class wins at both the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. 1992 Jaguar XJ220 For a short time, Jaguar entered the record books as the creator of the world’s fastest car – the XJ220. It was launched at just the wrong time, meaning just 281 were eventually built and sold. That makes them all the more rare today, and it has become a collectors’ favourite. 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer ‘Boat Tail’ One of the first cars to be confirmed is the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker ‘Boat Tail’, which returns to the UK for the first time in 60 years. The one-of-a-kind Boat Tail was originally owned by BRDC co-founder Earl Howe, and was based on a 1927 Mercedes S-Type. English coachbuilders Barker fitted the car with a lightweight and aerodynamic body, incorporating aluminium side pods. After gaining some notoriety in period, the car was exported to the USA in 1958, where it was re-painted and fitted with a spare wheel on the rear of the car – significantly altering the aesthetic and losing the Boat Tail. The majority of Earl Howe’s unique specifications had been lost to the years, but the most recent owner has completed the huge task of rebuilding the car to the correct specification. This was only possibly thanks to recently discovered period photographs of the car. The original Peacock Blue colour has been recreated after patches of the original paint were discovered during the restoration. Tickets on sale now Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from just £25, with concessions from £17.50. Children under five and carers can enter free of charge. Visitors are able to purchase a luxurious picnic with delicious three-course meal provided by the Royal Warrant Holders, or can purchase bespoke hospitality packages, including VIP parking, three-course lunch, drinks reception and cream tea. Octane will also be running a tour to the 2018 Concours of Elegance. If you are interested in taking part, contact iain@thoroughevents.co.uk.Buy your tickets hereFull list of cars 1. 1903 Panhard et Levassor2. 1909 Isotta Fraschini FENC Tipo A3. 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘Nellie’4. 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost A. Mulliner Tourer5. 1913 Renault Type DP Coupe Chauffeur 22/24HP Par Renaudin et Besson6. 1920 Ballot 3/8 LC7. 1924 Alfa Romeo RL TF8. 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Two-Seater9. 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer10. 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Riviera Town Car11. 1931 Bugatti Type 54 Delage D812. 1932 Alfa 8C 2300 Spider Zagato13. 1935 Tatra 7714. 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Boattail Speedster15. 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet ‘Tipo Bocca’16. 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 Tourer17. 1937 Alvis 4.3-Litre Vanden Plas Concealed Hood DHC18. 1938 Erdman & Rossi Bentley 4 ¼ Litre19. 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide Drophead Coupé20. 1949 Bentley Mk V1 Special Lightweight H.J. Mulliner Fixed-head Coupé Prototype21. 1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo’22. 1950 Aston Martin DB223. 1952 Alfa Romeo ‘Pre-series’ 1900 Sprint Touring Coupé24. 1952 Bentley R-Type DHC25. 1953 Austin-Healey 100 Special Test Car26. 1954 Fiat 8V Vignale Berlinetta27. 1954 Jaguar XK120 Pinin Farina Coupé28. 1954 Aston Martin DB3S Team Car ‘62 EMU’29. 1955 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe by Park Ward30. 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe by Park Ward31. 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC32. 1957 Fiat 1200 Vignale 'Wonderful'33. 1958 Maserati 300S34. 1961 Intermeccanica IMP 700GT35. 1962 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti# 3367GT36. 1964 Ferrari 365 California Spyder37. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible38. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Long Nose39. 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Touring 2+240. 1968 Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada41. 1965 Ford GT40 Mk I Gulf #GT40P/1004/108442. 1968 Jaguar XJ6 Series I ex-Sir William Lyons43. 1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GTB44. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400S45. 1983 Prototype Ferrari 288 GTO46. 1997 Jaguar XJ22047. 2018 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso ‘Tailor Made’ Arancia

The one-off Rolls-Royce Sweptail will be the star attraction in the line-up of future classics at this year’s Concours of Elegance. This bespoke one-off commission was first shown at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and was the first in-house designed and fully coachbuilt Rolls-Royce in over half a century.Also appearing in the future classic line-up will be McLaren Senna #001, with a special MSO Aurora Blue and Anniversary White paint finish. This alone took more than 600 man hours to complete. This will be joined by a pair of limited-run Aston Martins, a Vanquish Zagato Speedster and V12 Vantage V600.

Ex-Peter Sellers Aston Martin DB4

As well as being one of just three DB4GTs fitted with rear seats, this Aston Martin is also special for having a starring role in Peter Sellers short film, The Wrong Arm of the Law. Most notably it appeared in the film’s chase scene, where the DB4 was pursued by a Wolseley 6/90 police car.

This Porsche 917K, as driven by Steve McQueen in the classic film Le Mans, is a particular highlight of this group. Not only did it have a starring role on screen, but was rebuilt and went on to race and win at Daytona, Monza, the Osterreichring, Spa and Monthlery in 1971.Ford’s GT40 was one of the most legendary endurance racers ever conceived, and there will be a gulf-liveried example on show. This was the car in which Paul Hawkins and David Hobbs took fourth place at the Spa 1000km race in May 1968. Representing 1990s endurance racing will be the Mercedes CLK LM from ‘97.

1913 Renault Type DP Coupé Chauffeur At more than 100 years old, this Renault has an astonishing history, made all the more impressive by the fact it is un-restored. All the body panels and interior trim is as it was when it left the French factory. It has been owned by the same family from new. 1920 Ballot 3/8 LC This 3.0-litre eight-cylinder is one of just four built by Ballot, and this example actually won the very first Italian Grand Prix in 1921. It was also owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, who raced it at Brooklands in 1923. 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster ‘Golden Riviera’ A total of ten Riviera Phantom I cars were built, and this unique example was specified with gold-plated exterior trim. It was originally owned by Irene Schoelkopf Carman in 1929, still retaining a few of her other ‘optional extras’, including a Dunhill lighter, an intercom for communicating with the driver and a mirror pad. 1954 Jaguar XK120 PininfarinaImage: Tim ScottAlready seen at many top events this year, this is the only Pininfarina-bodied Jaguar XK120 in the world, and has undergone a full top-level restoration by Classic Motor Cars. 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC by Scaglietti The last TRC produced, and the last ever four-cylinder car Ferrari made, this special example features an impressive race history, including class wins at both the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. 1992 Jaguar XJ220 For a short time, Jaguar entered the record books as the creator of the world’s fastest car – the XJ220. It was launched at just the wrong time, meaning just 281 were eventually built and sold. That makes them all the more rare today, and it has become a collectors’ favourite. 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer ‘Boat Tail’ One of the first cars to be confirmed is the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker ‘Boat Tail’, which returns to the UK for the first time in 60 years. The one-of-a-kind Boat Tail was originally owned by BRDC co-founder Earl Howe, and was based on a 1927 Mercedes S-Type. English coachbuilders Barker fitted the car with a lightweight and aerodynamic body, incorporating aluminium side pods. After gaining some notoriety in period, the car was exported to the USA in 1958, where it was re-painted and fitted with a spare wheel on the rear of the car – significantly altering the aesthetic and losing the Boat Tail. The majority of Earl Howe’s unique specifications had been lost to the years, but the most recent owner has completed the huge task of rebuilding the car to the correct specification. This was only possibly thanks to recently discovered period photographs of the car. The original Peacock Blue colour has been recreated after patches of the original paint were discovered during the restoration.

At more than 100 years old, this Renault has an astonishing history, made all the more impressive by the fact it is un-restored. All the body panels and interior trim is as it was when it left the French factory. It has been owned by the same family from new.

This 3.0-litre eight-cylinder is one of just four built by Ballot, and this example actually won the very first Italian Grand Prix in 1921. It was also owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, who raced it at Brooklands in 1923.

A total of ten Riviera Phantom I cars were built, and this unique example was specified with gold-plated exterior trim. It was originally owned by Irene Schoelkopf Carman in 1929, still retaining a few of her other ‘optional extras’, including a Dunhill lighter, an intercom for communicating with the driver and a mirror pad.

Image: Tim Scott

Already seen at many top events this year, this is the only Pininfarina-bodied Jaguar XK120 in the world, and has undergone a full top-level restoration by Classic Motor Cars.

The last TRC produced, and the last ever four-cylinder car Ferrari made, this special example features an impressive race history, including class wins at both the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1992 Jaguar XJ220

For a short time, Jaguar entered the record books as the creator of the world’s fastest car – the XJ220. It was launched at just the wrong time, meaning just 281 were eventually built and sold. That makes them all the more rare today, and it has become a collectors’ favourite.

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer ‘Boat Tail’ One of the first cars to be confirmed is the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker ‘Boat Tail’, which returns to the UK for the first time in 60 years. The one-of-a-kind Boat Tail was originally owned by BRDC co-founder Earl Howe, and was based on a 1927 Mercedes S-Type. English coachbuilders Barker fitted the car with a lightweight and aerodynamic body, incorporating aluminium side pods. After gaining some notoriety in period, the car was exported to the USA in 1958, where it was re-painted and fitted with a spare wheel on the rear of the car – significantly altering the aesthetic and losing the Boat Tail. The majority of Earl Howe’s unique specifications had been lost to the years, but the most recent owner has completed the huge task of rebuilding the car to the correct specification. This was only possibly thanks to recently discovered period photographs of the car. The original Peacock Blue colour has been recreated after patches of the original paint were discovered during the restoration.

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer ‘Boat Tail’

One of the first cars to be confirmed is the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker ‘Boat Tail’, which returns to the UK for the first time in 60 years. The one-of-a-kind Boat Tail was originally owned by BRDC co-founder Earl Howe, and was based on a 1927 Mercedes S-Type.

English coachbuilders Barker fitted the car with a lightweight and aerodynamic body, incorporating aluminium side pods. After gaining some notoriety in period, the car was exported to the USA in 1958, where it was re-painted and fitted with a spare wheel on the rear of the car – significantly altering the aesthetic and losing the Boat Tail.

The majority of Earl Howe’s unique specifications had been lost to the years, but the most recent owner has completed the huge task of rebuilding the car to the correct specification. This was only possibly thanks to recently discovered period photographs of the car. The original Peacock Blue colour has been recreated after patches of the original paint were discovered during the restoration.

Tickets on sale now

Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from just £25, with concessions from £17.50. Children under five and carers can enter free of charge. Visitors are able to purchase a luxurious picnic with delicious three-course meal provided by the Royal Warrant Holders, or can purchase bespoke hospitality packages, including VIP parking, three-course lunch, drinks reception and cream tea.

Octane will also be running a tour to the 2018 Concours of Elegance. If you are interested in taking part, contact iain@thoroughevents.co.uk.Buy your tickets hereFull list of cars 1. 1903 Panhard et Levassor2. 1909 Isotta Fraschini FENC Tipo A3. 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘Nellie’4. 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost A. Mulliner Tourer5. 1913 Renault Type DP Coupe Chauffeur 22/24HP Par Renaudin et Besson6. 1920 Ballot 3/8 LC7. 1924 Alfa Romeo RL TF8. 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Two-Seater9. 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer10. 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Riviera Town Car11. 1931 Bugatti Type 54 Delage D812. 1932 Alfa 8C 2300 Spider Zagato13. 1935 Tatra 7714. 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Boattail Speedster15. 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet ‘Tipo Bocca’16. 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 Tourer17. 1937 Alvis 4.3-Litre Vanden Plas Concealed Hood DHC18. 1938 Erdman & Rossi Bentley 4 ¼ Litre19. 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide Drophead Coupé20. 1949 Bentley Mk V1 Special Lightweight H.J. Mulliner Fixed-head Coupé Prototype21. 1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo’22. 1950 Aston Martin DB223. 1952 Alfa Romeo ‘Pre-series’ 1900 Sprint Touring Coupé24. 1952 Bentley R-Type DHC25. 1953 Austin-Healey 100 Special Test Car26. 1954 Fiat 8V Vignale Berlinetta27. 1954 Jaguar XK120 Pinin Farina Coupé28. 1954 Aston Martin DB3S Team Car ‘62 EMU’29. 1955 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe by Park Ward30. 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe by Park Ward31. 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC32. 1957 Fiat 1200 Vignale 'Wonderful'33. 1958 Maserati 300S34. 1961 Intermeccanica IMP 700GT35. 1962 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti# 3367GT36. 1964 Ferrari 365 California Spyder37. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible38. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Long Nose39. 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Touring 2+240. 1968 Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada41. 1965 Ford GT40 Mk I Gulf #GT40P/1004/108442. 1968 Jaguar XJ6 Series I ex-Sir William Lyons43. 1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GTB44. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400S45. 1983 Prototype Ferrari 288 GTO46. 1997 Jaguar XJ22047. 2018 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso ‘Tailor Made’ Arancia

1. 1903 Panhard et Levassor

2. 1909 Isotta Fraschini FENC Tipo A

3. 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘Nellie’

4. 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost A. Mulliner Tourer

5. 1913 Renault Type DP Coupe Chauffeur 22/24HP Par Renaudin et Besson

6. 1920 Ballot 3/8 LC

7. 1924 Alfa Romeo RL TF

8. 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Two-Seater

9. 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer

10. 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Riviera Town Car

11. 1931 Bugatti Type 54 Delage D8

12. 1932 Alfa 8C 2300 Spider Zagato

13. 1935 Tatra 77

14. 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Boattail Speedster

15. 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet ‘Tipo Bocca’

16. 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 Tourer

17. 1937 Alvis 4.3-Litre Vanden Plas Concealed Hood DHC

18. 1938 Erdman & Rossi Bentley 4 ¼ Litre

19. 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide Drophead Coupé

20. 1949 Bentley Mk V1 Special Lightweight H.J. Mulliner Fixed-head Coupé Prototype

21. 1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo’

22. 1950 Aston Martin DB2

23. 1952 Alfa Romeo ‘Pre-series’ 1900 Sprint Touring Coupé

24. 1952 Bentley R-Type DHC

25. 1953 Austin-Healey 100 Special Test Car

26. 1954 Fiat 8V Vignale Berlinetta

27. 1954 Jaguar XK120 Pinin Farina Coupé

28. 1954 Aston Martin DB3S Team Car ‘62 EMU’

29. 1955 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe by Park Ward

30. 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe by Park Ward

31. 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

32. 1957 Fiat 1200 Vignale 'Wonderful'

33. 1958 Maserati 300S

34. 1961 Intermeccanica IMP 700GT

35. 1962 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti# 3367GT

36. 1964 Ferrari 365 California Spyder

37. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

38. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Long Nose

39. 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Touring 2+2

40. 1968 Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada

41. 1965 Ford GT40 Mk I Gulf #GT40P/1004/1084

42. 1968 Jaguar XJ6 Series I ex-Sir William Lyons

43. 1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GTB

44. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400S

45. 1983 Prototype Ferrari 288 GTO

46. 1997 Jaguar XJ220

47. 2018 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso ‘Tailor Made’ Arancia

Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
Concours of Elegance 2018 – Future classics and endurance legends announced
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