Despite 60 of the finest classic cars being on display, Prince Charles' 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volante Mk2 is guaranteed to be the star attraction at the Concours of Elegance at Windsor Castle from 7-9 September.
Gifted to the Prince of Wales by his mother on his 21st birthday, the now-biofuel-converted car is finished in Seychelles Blue and, though it was already very well known, its fame went stratospheric last year when Prince William and his new bride used it to leave their wedding reception.
The Aston Martin will join a further 60 classics on display for three days in the inner Quadrangle of Britain’s most famous Royal castle as part of a special, potentially one-off Diamond Jubilee event raising cash for the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Other cars due to appear include the 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupé – the ‘Round Door Rolls’ – from the Petersen Museum in LA, three Pebble Beach Best of Show winners (1931 Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupé, a 1933 Delage D8S de Villars Roadster and a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta), plus an award-winning 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato Berlinetta.
The cars will be joined by the 1948 Vincent Black Lightning Prototype better known as Rollie Free’s ‘Bathing Suit Bike’.
This is the first time such an event has been granted permission to be held at Windsor Castle and tickets, priced from £25, have just gone on sale. They must be bought in advance; click here or call 08443 380338 to book.