Salon Privé celebrates Porsche's 70th

| 12 Jun 2018
Classic & Sports Car – Salon Privé celebrates Porsche's 70th

Rare Porsches will gather at this year's Salon Privé as the event marks the manufacturer's 70th anniversary with a special Concours Masters Celebration.

This will be the second Concours Masters Celebration and will see, appropriately enough, 70 significant Porsches vying for glory on Saturday 1 September.

And with many stunning models set to star in the majestic grounds of Blenheim Palace, it'll be a treat for visitors.

It's the theme for the event's closing day, preceded by the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance on the Thursday and Boodles Ladies’ Day on Friday.

Classic & Sports Car – Salon Privé celebrates Porsche's 70th
See this 1997 Porsche 993 GT2, one of only seven right-hand drive cars

How rare will the machines on display be? Well, a 1997 Porsche 993 GT2, one of just seven right-hand drive examples, will be hoping to take some silverware home.

It was designed as Porsche’s customer race car for the 1995 season – 167 were built, 110 of which were intended for track use, while the other 57 were road-going models.

Or if something a little older takes your fancy, how about a 1963 Porsche 356B GS Carrera 2000 Coupé with coachwork by Karosserie Reutter of Stuttgart?

This car, expected to be at Salon Privé, is one of 12 right-hand drive examples built, was the fastest road-going 356 variant in period and has undergone a restoration.

Salon Privé is at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, from 30 August to 1 September – find out more here.


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