Concours of Elegance Highlights 15 Incredible Cars Set for Windsor Castle

18 August, 2016 | Categorised in:
Concours of Elegance Highlights 15 Incredible Cars Set for Windsor Castle
  1. Bentley Speed Six ‘Old No 2’

Bentley Speed Six ‘Old No 2’, chassis number HM2868, is one of the finest and most original works Bentleys in existence today, having finished second at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours race, just behind Speed Six ‘Old No 1’

Bentley Old No2

2. Rolls-Royce Phantom III Thrupp & Maberley

Only thee roadsters were built on the Phantom III chassis, and this unique Thrupp & Maberley designed model is one of them, originally commissioned for the Shal of Bopal in 1936.

 

Rolls-Royce Phantom III Thrupp + Maberley

 

  1. Aston Martin Ulster Competition

Built in 1935, along with only 20 others, the Ulster Competition is incredibly rare. But this particular Ulster has pedigree, too, having competed in more than 100 races, including an eighth-place finish at Le Mans in 1935.

 

Aston Martin Ulster Competition

  1. Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spyder

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato dominated the most important races of its time, including the Mille Miglia in 1933, the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1931 and 1932 and the Targa Florio.

Alfa 8C Zagato Spyder CREDIT TIM SCOTT

  1. Talbot Lago Pourtout Coupe

The Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Pourtout Coupé is arguably one of the finest aerodynamic designs ever. Only a handful of cars were finished with this incredible ‘Pourtout’ coachwork, but it wasn’t designed to just look great – this car actually raced.

 

Talbot Lago Pourtout Coupe – CREDIT TIM SCOTT

  1. Hispano-Suiza H6C Dubonnet Xenia

This incredible one-off Hispano Suiza was fitted with stunning art deco, aircraft-inspired bodywork and clever parallel sliding doors by coahcbuilders, Saoutchik.

 

1937 Hispano Suiza Dubonnet Xenia CREDIT MICHAEL FURMAN

 

  1. Aston Martin DB2 Prototype ‘UMC 272’

This car was only the fourth DB2 chassis built, the second six-cylinder version and for the start of its life was the personal transport of David Brown ‘DB’ himself.

 

Aston Martin DB2 Prototype

  1. Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

Sir Stirling Moss won three times in this car, including at the Goodwood Tourist Trophy in 1960 where he famously switched on the radio to the listen to the race commentary.

 

Ferrari 250 GT SWB ex-Stirling Moss CREDIT TIM SCOTT

  1. Ferrari 250 GTO ex-Graham Hill

The only 250 GTO finished in white, this particular car was driven by Graham Hill to second place in the 1962 Goodwood Tourist Trophy

Ferrari 250 GTO ex-Graham Hill

  1. Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo

The only factory-built Testarossa convertible ever built. It was specially made for Gianno Agnelli after he commissioned it to celebrate his 20 years in charge of Fiat.

 

Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo CREDIT CHRISTIAN MARTIN

  1. Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione

One-of-four ever built, and regarded as the precursor to the F40. It was built for Group B, before the racing class was banned – making it one of the wildest racing cars to never have raced

A Photograph by Cameron Maynard of Aperto

  1. Alfa Romeo 1750 GS 6C Figoni et Falaschi

It may not look like a motorsport champion, but once upon a time this car’s unique Figoni and Falaschi-designed coupé body was replaced by lightweight, open top coachwork for motorsport, achieving a class win at the 1935 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

Alfa Romeo 1750 GS Figoni & Falaschi

  1. Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder

One-of-seven to be produced, this hand-crafted car is based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, powered by a 4.7-litre V8 engine. The design is inspired by the C52 Disco Volante of the ‘50s.

Touring Superleggera Disco Volante

  1. Audi Front UW Roadster

The 1933 Front UW Roadster was the first Audi to be launched after the formation of the Auto Union group, which brought together Audi, Horch, Wanderer and DKW in 1932. It features an all-aluminium six-cylinder engine under the bonnet, while its roadster body is a unique creation of Berlin coachbuilders Erdmann & Rossi.

Audi Front UW Roadster

  1. Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet

Mercedes labelled the stunning 540K ‘the car for the connoisseur’ when it was released in the late 1930s, and it certainly lived up to its billing. The supercharged model was one of few cars built before World War II that was capable of hitting 100mph.

 

Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet