The Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé proved a successful hunting ground once again for Ferrari, as the Italian giants gained an incredible 10 class wins and awards.
Included in those coveted awards was the very special award for a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM which won the People’s Choice award.
Held in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, the event also celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the original Ferrari Dino with an outstanding display of 8 stunning models all lined up side by side.
Salon Privé Concours
Elegance personified, 3 Ferrari Dino’s gained podium finishes, including an extremely rare 1968 206 GT, which was formerly owned by the legendary Eric Clapton and 1 of only 5 such models imported into the UK winning the ‘Coup de Couer‘, a 1970 246 GT in stunning Rosso Chiaro which won ‘Best in Class‘ in ‘50 Years of the Dino‘ and the 1973 246 GTS, under the same ownership for the last 40 years, also winning ‘Best in Class‘ in ‘Preservation at its Best‘.
The 250 LM also received the prestigious ‘Duke of Marlborough’s Award‘.
Proceedings were chaired by the five-times Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE, who himself was twice World Sports Car Champion and former works Ferrari driver. He was one of many star names lending their experience and opinions to proceedings, ranging from globally-renowned designers and journalists to respected historians and motor industry heavyweights.
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The full range of Ferrari cars receiving recognition at this year’s event is as follows:
|People’s Choice||74||Ferrari 250 LM||1964|
|Class D: Preservation at its Best||25||Ferrari Dino 246 GTS||1973|
|Class G: Grand Tourers of the 50s & 60s||37||Ferrari 250 GT Lusso||1964|
|Class H: Wind in Your Hair||45||Ferrari 365 GTS/4||1972|
|Class J: Streamlined Closed Sports Cars||52||Ferrari 275 GTB||1965|
|Class K: 50 Years of the Dino||57||Ferrari Dino 246 GT||1970|
|Most Elegant||38||Ferrari 365 GTC||1969|
|Best Restored||35||Ferrari 250 GTE||1961|
|Coup de Coeur||56||Ferrari Dino 206 GT||1968|
|Duke of Marlborough’s Award (Car)||74||Ferrari 250 LM||1964|