Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace 2020

concours of elegance Ferrari 365 P2 Spyder
Ferrari 365 P2 Spyder

by Gary Snell

The Concours of Elegance, one of the UK’s premier concours events has again taken place 4-6 September with as usual an impressive lineup of collector cars. This year the “Best in Show” award went surprisingly to a famous Le Mans winning Porsche 917 driven to victory in 1970 by Hans Hermann and Richard Attwood. Accompanying the 917 Porsche at Henry VIII’s private garden were a number of other important race cars such as a Ferrari 250 LM, a Ferrari 365P, a Ferrari 250 GTO, a Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione, a Ford GT40 along with a number of early race cars such as a Mille Miglia winning Alfa Romeo 6C 1750.

Make no mistake, along with race cars there were a number of great classics of all marks. A few favourites included a 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atlante Coupe by Gangloff, a 1930 Blower Bentley 4.5 L by Gurney Nutting, a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Mille Miglia, a 1904 Fiat Type 24/32, a special bodied 1957 Jaguar 150 S by Bertone, a 1955 HWM Jaguar, and a very particular propeller driven 1921 Leyat Helica.

In conjunction with the Concours were a number of car club displays which included Jensen, Ferrari, Alvis, Jaguar, Aston Martin to name a few along with a variety of luxury brands displaying their products including A. Lange & Sohne, a principal sponsor of the concours.

For the first time Gooding & Company hosted a sale of a number of important classics which set world record prices for a Bugatti Type 59, a Type 35C, a Type 57S Atlante and a Lamborghini Miura SV.

Our thanks to the Concours of Elegance