Sunday, 16 June 2013


1954 Ferrari 375MM Scaglietti - Copyright: Boris Adolf, Fotograph
Organisers of the UK’s 2013 Concours of Elegance have announced its line-up of 60 spectacular cars which will be on display on the Royal lawns of St James’s, Central London from September 5-7, 2013.

With over 20 cars coming from the UK, 16 from Europe, 13 from the States and the rest from as far afield as Argentina, Mexico and Russia, many of these car have never before been seen in public.

Included in the line-up is the 1928 Bugatti Type 35B, winner of the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929; the 1953 Mille-Miglia winner – a Ferrari 340 MM Vignale Spyder; and the 1969 Porsche 917K 023, winner of the 1970 24-Hours of Le Mans. Not to mention two World Speed Record holders and a number of other unique cars with notable histories both on and off the track. An extremely eclectic mix of rare cars, offering something for everyone.

The event aims to raise money for a number of charities working in the field of cancer care, support and research. The principal partner is Marie Curie Cancer Care, the charity which gives people with terminal illnesses the choice to die at home, surrounded by the people and things they cherish. Last year’s event raised in excess of £250,000 for charities.

In just one year, the UK’s Concours of Elegance has become one of the most talked about events in the international historic car calendar. Marlborough House, in London’s historic St James’s, is a 300-year-old Royal Palace adjacent to St James’s Palace and The Mall.

Book your Tickets
Tickets can be purchased at or by calling The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8000. (International visitors, please call +44 121 767 5052.)

List of Cars as at June 10, 2013 - Correct at time of Publication
1907 Darracq 18HP Double-Phaeton
1907 Itala 120hp
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Grande Luxe Vanden Plas
1922 Hispano-Suiza Boulogne
1923 Delage Type DH V12
1924 Aston Martin Side Valve Boat-Tail Tourer
1924 Newton 200 Mile Race car
1925 Bentley 3 litre ‘Team Car’
1928 Bugatti Type 35B
1928 Bugatti Type 40 Cabriolet Fiacre ‘Lidia’
1929 Mercedes-Benz Type SS (W06) Cabriolet
1929 OM 665 SSMM 2.3 litre
1930 Bugatti Type 43A
1930 Bentley Speed Six ‘Old Number 3’ Vanden Plas Tourer
1930 Bentley Speed-Six ‘Sportsman Coupé’ Gurney Nutting
1930 Cadillac V16 2 Passenger Roadster
1930 Stutz SV16 Monte Carlo Weymann
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Aprile Spider Corsa
1931 Bentley 8 litre Drop Head Coupé Park Ward
1932 Bugatti Type 50T Coach Profilée
1932 Bugatti Type 55 Open Sports Tourer
1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Coupé Freestone & Webb
1933 Napier-Railton 24 Litre Special
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Brianza
1934 Duesenberg Sedan Limousine
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Erdmann & Rossi Streamline Roadster
1936 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Streamlined Drophead Coupé H.J. Mulliner
1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet Voll & Ruhrbeck
1938 Jaguar SS Graber Coupé
1938 Lancia Astura 4e Série Cabriolet
1939 Bugatti 57C Cabriolet Voll & Ruhrbeck
1940 Aston Martin Type C Speed Model
1951 Delahaye Type 235 Saoutchik Cabriolet
1953 Fiat 8V Zagato
1953 Ferrari 340 MM Vignale Spyder
1953 Siata 208 CS Berlinetta Balbo
1953 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta Oblin
1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti - Image supplied: Copyright - Boris Adolf, Fotograph
1955 Bentley Continental Drop Head Coupé Park Ward
1955 Jaguar D-Type
1955 Maserati A6G/54 2000 Spider Zagato
1955/56 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Speciale
1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 Zagato
1956 Ferrari 500 TR 0638MDTR
1956 Pegaso Z102 B 3.2 Touring Berlinetta
1958/9 Maserati Tipo 420/M/58 Eldorado Special
1959 Aston Martin DBR1/4
1960 Ferrari 250 GTO 64 C
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder Scaglietti
1964 Jaguar E-Type ‘Semi-lightweight’
1964 Ferrari 250 Le Mans Berlinetta Pininfarina
1966 Jaguar XJ13
1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder
1969 Porsche 917 Kurzheck #023
1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sports

Event History
Concours d’Elégance date from 17th century France where the aristocracy paraded their highly ornate horse-drawn carriages through the parks of Paris. In time the carriages became horseless and the gatherings became a competitive ‘beauty pageant’ for automobile owners.

The success of a concours ultimately comes down to the excellence of the cars entered. The rarer and more significant the examples on show, the better the concours. A car’s history and provenance will not only make it more collectable but also make it more exciting to see on show. In reality a concours is an exhibition of priceless art. Automotive sculptures that stand as a lasting testament to the brilliance of pioneering engineers, innovative designers and skilled coachbuilders. Uniquely, as this is a British event, we are calling it a ‘Concours of Elegance’.

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