CHUBB INSURANCE CONCOURS D’ELÉGANCE AT SALON PRIVÉ CONFIRMS WORLD-LEADING COLLECTION OF CARS FOR 2015 EVENT

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Outstanding line-up of cars will be paraded at new home of Blenheim Palace as Salon Privé celebrates 10th year anniversary

  • 1937 Delahaye known as ‘Star of India’ set to be one of the stars of the show, as well as Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta “Tour de France”

Salon Privé has confirmed its world-leading line-up of cars and motorcycles in this year’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, with nine classes comprising of 69 stunning vehicles. Longstanding sponsor, Chubb Insurance, is also featuring an amazing collection of client cars within the Chubb Lounge.

Contenders in the Pre-war Luxury & Touring Class will compete with the 1934 Voisin Type C27 Roadster. Famed coachbuilder Joseph Figoni’s elegant cabriolet is one of a kind and chassis #52001 is one of few surviving Voisin chassis to be bodied outside of the factory. Manufactured in September 1934, it emerged from Figoni’s workshop in December that year as a yellow and black roadster, as it remains to this very day.

In the same class is the 1937 BMW 328, which reigned supreme on the racetrack, winning its class at the Mille Miglia, Le Mans and Spa 24 Hours. Between 1936 and 1939, only 426 BMW 328s were made, of which fewer than 200 are believe to exist today. This particular car raced at the Nurburgring in 1937 in the Sportwagen race supporting the German Grand Prix, and finished in 6th position.

The stunning 1937 Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet also competes in Pre-war Luxury & Touring, and was one of eleven cars built in the Paris Auto Salon Series between 1936 and 1939. Today, it is just one of three surviving cars built on the standard wheelbase. In 2006, the car underwent a final restoration with the guidance of Claude Figoni.

For post-war beauties, visitors will be able to feast their eyes on the 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé. One of just 36 Grand Sport Talbot-Lagos produced between 1947 and 1953, this remarkable right-hand-drive example was bodied by one of France’s most flamboyant coachbuilders, Jacques Saoutchik. His distinctive style is recognisable in the bright appliqué that adorned so many of his creations, highlighting the dominant lines of the coachwork.

Ferrari fans will be wowed by the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta “Tour de France”, which stuns in the Fixed Head Coupés from the 50s and 60s. Nicknamed the “Tour de France” after Ferrari’s win in the 1956 Tour de France Automobile race, this Scaglietti-built 3-louvre example is the 7th of the 18 3-louvre cars produced.

Chubb Insurance celebrating seven years of sponsorship

As well as the impressive Concours line-up, main sponsor Chubb Insurance - a specialist insurer of classics and supercars - will be displaying four remarkable automobiles on its stand. Centre stage is a sublime Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato.  With the number plate 1VEV, it is perhaps Aston’s most famous racer – one of only 19 built.

It is teamed with three equally desirable and rare vehicles.  First, two all-conquering Ferrari 250 GTs, dubbed the ‘greatest Ferraris of all time’.   These are a Berlinetta Sport Speciale – reputedly one of Sergio Pininfarina’s favourite designs – and a SWB Berlinetta Competizione, one of the last true ‘dual purpose’ Ferraris.  To cater to more modern tastes, there is a Koenigsegg Agera which won Top Gear’s title of Hypercar of the Year at launch.

The final car list in full:

Class A: Pre-war Luxury & Touring

1902 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Two-seater Runabout
1934 Voisin Type C27 Roadster
1937 Bentley 4 ¼ l Sedanca Coupé
1937 BMW 328
1938 Lagonda Rapide V12 Drophead Coupé
1937 Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet

Class B: Wind in Your Hair

1965 Ferrari 275 GTS
1967 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1958 Mercedes 300SL Roadster
1963 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupé
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina Series II
1947 Cisitalia 202 SMM Nuvolari Spider
1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spyder
1955 Goldmanini
1958 Porsche 356 A T2 1500 Carrera GS Cabriolet
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California SWB

Class C: Competition Cars

1930 Bentley Speed Six
1935 Frazer Nash TT Replica Shelsley
1970 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Plexiglass
1964 Lancia Sport Prototipo Zagato
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS
1972 Ferrari 312 PB
1955 Austin Healey 100S
1973 Porsche 911 2.8 RSR
1955 Porsche 550A

Class D: Exceptional Motorcycles 1900 - 1939

1903 Ariel No. 2 Motor Bicycle
1929 BMW R62
1929 Norton CS1 500cc
1931 Rudge TT 500
1938 AJS Silver Streak
1938 Triumph Tiger 80
1939 Vincent HRD Series A

Class E: Exceptional Motorcycles 1940 - 1974

1946 Triumph T100GP Prototype
1948 Vincent Black Lightning
1953 Gerosa Sport 125
1955 Wooler Flat Four
1956 Maserati 50/T2/SS
1957 Mondial 175 TV
1957 Norvin Special
1965 Dresda Triton
1971 Norton Commando Fastback
1974 Honda SS250 Super Sport

Class F: Pininfarina & The Prancing Horse

1969 Ferrari 365 GTS
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC
1969 Dino 206 GT
1971 Ferrari 365 GTS 4 Daytona Spider
1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB
1972 Dino 246 GT
1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso

Class G: Post-war Coachwork

1960 Bentley S2 Coupé
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Shooting Brake
1952 Jaguar XK120 Jabbeke
1949 Bentley Mk VI Drophead Coupé
1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé

Class H: Fixed-Head Coupés from the 50s & 60s

1968 Lamborghini Miura LP400
1961 Jaguar E-Type
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB 2 Long Nose Alloy
1965 Aston Martin DB5
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB

Class I: Gentlemen GT Drivers – To the Track & Back

1966 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB 4 Berlinetta
1973 Porsche 2.7RS
1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB
1965 AC Cobra 289
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France

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