Seven special Ferraris to star at Concours of Elegance

| 4 Aug 2021
Classic & Sports Car – Seven special Ferraris to star at Concours of Elegance

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A seven-strong showcase of classic Ferraris will line-up in the ‘Main Concours’ display at next month’s Concours of Elegance, including one delivered new to Sir Stirling Moss.

The Moss car is the youngest of the group, being a 1991 F40 that has never left the UK, and has correspondence between Moss and Enzo Ferrari in its history file.

It will take its place alongside six other notable Ferraris at Hampton Court Palace on 3-5 September.

And remember you can see these and much more at this year’s Concours of Elegance for less, thanks to C&SC’s exclusive 2-for-1 ticket offer.

Classic & Sports Car – Seven special Ferraris to star at Concours of Elegance
This F40’s first owner was none other than the late Sir Stirling Moss

The striking Verde Tevere car pictured at the top of this page is a 1962 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta SWB. Just 90 such models were produced, of which a mere 11 were right-hand drive like this one, which underwent a restoration in the ’90s and has been cared for ever since.

Two more 250s will line-up alongside it. The oldest is the only RHD Ferrari 250GT Europa of the 30 built. This 1954 car has been with its current owner since 1971 and is used for club racing, and has been campaigned on three Tour Auto events and the Mille Miglia.

The trio is completed by a Pinin Farina-bodied 1960 Ferrari 250GT Coupé, one of 353 to leave the factory, and powered by the 3.0-litre Colombo V12.

Classic & Sports Car – Seven special Ferraris to star at Concours of Elegance
Stunning Ferrari 250GT Coupé

A pair of 275s will also line up at Hampton Court Palace.

A highly original and unrestored 1965 Ferrari 275GTB finished in dark red will be making its British debut at the concours; it was bought new by French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.

The other is one of six 275GTB/4s to leave the factory painted black. Built in 1967, this matching-numbers car was with the same keeper from 1976 until 2014, at which point its new owner commenced a restoration, the results of which visitors will be able to enjoy in September.

Last but not least is the oldest Prancing Horse in this showcase, a 1950 Ferrari 166 Inter – in fact, this was that year’s Paris motor show car.

Classic & Sports Car – Seven special Ferraris to star at Concours of Elegance
Classic & Sports Car – Seven special Ferraris to star at Concours of Elegance
The 166 Inter is the oldest of the set (left); 275GTB/4 is a rare black example

These Ferraris are just the tip of the iceberg at what will be the 10th running of the Concours of Elegance.

The original Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost will be in attendance, likewise A3, the oldest Aston Martin in its centenary year.

Also expect an evocative Gulf vs Martini display, the return of the Junior Concours, for half-scale hand-built pedal, petrol-powered and electric cars, 95 British classics to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday, as well as the 30 Under 30 Concours featuring 30 cars owned by enthusiasts aged 30 or under.

And don’t forget to take advantage of C&SC’s exclusive 2-for-1 ticket offer and enjoy the 2021 Concours of Elegance for less.


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