Bugatti is Best of Show at Salon Privé

| 3 Sep 2018
Classic & Sports Car – Bugatti is Best of Show at Salon Privé

This 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster was crowned Best of Show at the 2018 Salon Privé Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance.

Thursday's competition was assessed by an expert panel of judges, chaired by five-time Le Mans winner and two-time World Sports Car Champion Derek Bell MBE.

And while the Bugatti took top honours at Blenheim Palace, competition was fierce – especially when you look at the cars that secured the second- and third-place prizes.

In the runner-up spot was the stunning 1937 Delage D8-120 that featured in MGM's Oscar-winning An American in Paris, while a 1971 Lamborghini Miura S took the final podium spot.

The Delage had earlier won the 'Pre-War Luxury Tourers' class and was honoured with the 'Most Opulent' award, while the Miura S topped the 'Supercars of the ’70s' class and received the 'Most Iconic' prize.

“It was an honour and a privilege to display this beautiful Jean Bugatti-style Type 55 Roadster which is considered to be the most original specimen in the world as it is the only unrestored example with less than 50,000 miles on the clock,” said Salon Privé's Managing Director and Concours Chairman, Andrew Bagley. 

Classic & Sports Car – Bugatti is Best of Show at Salon Privé
Two trophies for this 1955 Porsche 550 RS Spyder at Salon Privé 2018

At an event that was celebrating Porsche's 70th birthday, it was fitting that one of Zuffenhausen's finest was among the winners.

Indeed, the 1955 550 RS Spyder took two trophies home, winning the 'Competition Cars' class and the 'Most Unique Bodywork' gong.

There were plenty of Ferraris among the many award-winners. A 1964 250LM received the 2018 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance People’s Choice Award, while a 1964 250GT Lusso won the 'Grand Tourers of the 1950s and ’60s' class.

A 1972 Ferrari 365GTS/4 prevailed in the 'Wind In Your Hair' class, the 'Streamlined Closed Sports Cars' class victor was a 1965 275GTB, a ’69 365GTC was the 'Most Elegant' car and a ’61 250GTE took the 'Best Restored' prize.

And as the Dino's half-century was marked, a 1970 246GT won the anniversary class, a ’68 206GT took the 'Coup de Coeur' and top in the 'Preservation at its Best' class was a 1973 246GTS.


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