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Salon Prive Winners Announced

Salon Prive once again reaffirmed its place as the UK’s finest automotive Concours d’Elégance celebration, the 2018 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance saw some of the world’s rarest and most spectacular classic cars and motorcycles battle it out against the breath-taking backdrop of Blenheim Palace on Thursday 30th August.

Now in its 13th year, the star-studded Concours comprised of three motorcycle and ten car classes, including ‘Preservation at its Best’; ‘Pre-war Bugattis’; ‘Pre-war Luxury Tourers’; ‘Grand Tourers of the 1950s & ’60s’; ‘Wind in Your Hair’; ‘Best of British at Blenheim Palace’; ‘Streamlined Closed Sports Cars’; ’50 Years of the Dino’; ‘Supercars of the ’70s’ and ‘Competition Cars’, all competing for the prestigious Best of Show, Best of Show runner-up and individual Class prizes.

Five-times Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE chaired the judging committee for this year’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance. The two-time World Sports Car Champion and former works Ferrari and Porsche ace was one of many star names lending their experience and opinions to proceedings, ranging from globally-renowned designers and journalists to respected historians and motor industry heavyweights.

Taking home top honours, with the prestigious Best of Show Trophy, was a stunning 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster, styled by Jean Bugatti.

In addition to many of the world’s finest motor cars, Salon Privé also welcomes bike enthusiasts to share their passion for classic motorcycles. For 2018 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance held three classes for two-wheeled classics; Class A: Exceptional Motorbikes 1900-1939, Class B: Exceptional Motorbikes 1940-1979, Class C: Exceptional Competition Motorbikes

Gallery by John Retter:  John Retter Photography 

2018 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance results:

MOTOR CARS

Best of Show

Winner: 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
Runner-up: 1937 Delage D8-120
Third Place: 1971 Lamborghini Miura S

People’s Choice

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

CLASS D: Preservation at its Best

Winner: 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

CLASS E: Pre-War Bugattis

Winner: 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

CLASS F: Pre-War Luxury Tourers

Winner: 1937 Delage D8-120

CLASS G: Grand Tourers of the 1950s and 60s

Winner: 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

CLASS H: Wind In Your Hair

Winner: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4

CLASS I: Best of British at Blenheim Palace

Winner: 1965 Aston Martin DB5

CLASS J: Streamlined Closed Sports Cars

Winner: 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB

CLASS K: 50 Years of the Dino

Winner: 1970 Dino 246 GT

CLASS L: Supercars of the 70s

Winner: 1971 Lamborghini Miura S

CLASS M: Competition Cars

Winner: 1955 Porsche 550 RS

SPECIAL AWARDS

Duke of Marlborough’s Award (Car): 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
Chairman’s Award: 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Series IV
Most Sensitive Restoration: 1939 Steyr 220
Most Elegant: 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
Most Iconic: 1971 Lamborghini Miura S
Best Restored: 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE
Most Unique Bodywork: 1955 Porsche 550 RS
Most Original Post-War: 1994 Jaguar XJ220
Best Interior: 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V
Spirit Award: 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Tipo Le Mans
Most Opulent: 1937 Delage D8-120
Coup de Coeur: 1968 Dino 206 GT
Endeavour Award: 1963Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight
Duke of Marlborough’s Award (Bike): 1962 Triumph TR6 R
Most Original Pre-War Motorbike: 1938 Moto Guzzi GTC Leggera 1938
Most Original Post-War Motorbike: 1952 BSA Gold Rocket
Most Distinguished Motorbike: 1967 Millyard RC374

MOTORCYCLES

CLASS A: Exceptional Motorbikes 1900 – 1939

Winner: 1938 Brough Superior SS100

CLASS B: Exceptional Motorbikes 1940 – 1979

Winner: 1962 Triumph TR6 R

CLASS C: Exceptional Competition Motorbikes

Winner: 1958 Triumph TR10

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