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Prolific collector Rodger Dudding’s classics will fall under the spotlight this summer when he’s featured at the London Concours.
These will include his Frua-designed, one-of-51 AC 428 Coupé (pictured above), with its 7-litre Ford V8, that mixes Italian style with British engineering and US muscle, as well as his 21st-century AC, a 378 GT Zagato.
Each year, the event’s ‘The Collector’ class showcases an enthusiast’s cars – in 2019 it was Classic & Sports Car’s own Julian Balme – and Dudding’s garage promises to bring variety to the lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company HQ on 28-30 June.
Two Lagondas will feature, too, a ’60s Rapide Sports Saloon and the wedge-tastic Aston Martin Lagonda, one of the best-known cars in Dudding’s fleet – in fact, he owns an incredible 26 examples of this model.
Also coming to the London Concours are the two cars that kick-started this collection, thought to be the largest privately assembled collection in the UK, if not Europe: a Jensen Interceptor FF and a Morris Minor owned by Dudding’s father.
More eye-candy will be prised from from his Studio 434 stash in the shape of a De Lorean DMC-12, that is sure to attract a lot of attention.
These highlights and more from Dudding’s expansive collection will be in the British capital on 28-30 June.
“We are delighted that for 2022 the London Concours will feature star cars from Rodger’s astonishing collection,” said Andrew Evans, London Concours Director.
“Our class ‘The Collector’ was conceived to celebrate the most passionate and committed car enthusiasts; Rodger is perhaps peerless in this regard.”
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