We were lucky enough to attend Salon Privé a few years ago and what a spectacle it was. This year looks set to be no different as the organisers have confirmed a world-leading line-up of cars and motorcycles in this year’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance. With nine classes comprising of 69 stunning vehicles this is set to be a spectacular event. Longstanding sponsor, Chubb Insurance, is also featuring an amazing collection of client cars within the Chubb Lounge. Contenders in the Pre-war Luxury & Touring Class will compete with the 1934 Voisin Type C27 Roadster. Famed coachbuilder Joseph Figoni’s elegant cabriolet is one of a kind and chassis #52001 is one of few surviving Voisin chassis to be bodied outside of the factory. Manufactured in September 1934, it emerged from Figoni’s workshop in December that year as a yellow and black roadster, as it remains to this very day.
In the same class is the 1937 BMW 328, which reigned supreme on the racetrack, winning its class at the Mille Miglia, Le Mans and Spa 24 Hours. Between 1936 and 1939, only 426 BMW 328s were made, of which fewer than 200 are believe to exist today. This particular car raced at the Nurburgring in 1937 in the Sportwagen race supporting the German Grand Prix, and finished in 6th position. The stunning 1937 Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet also competes in Pre-war Luxury & Touring, and was one of eleven cars built in the Paris Auto Salon Series between 1936 and 1939. Today, it is just one of three surviving cars built on the standard wheelbase. In 2006, the car underwent a final restoration with the guidance of Claude Figoni. For post-war beauties, visitors will be able to feast their eyes on the 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé. One of just 36 Grand Sport Talbot-Lagos produced between 1947 and 1953, this remarkable right-hand-drive example was bodied by one of France’s most flamboyant coachbuilders, Jacques Saoutchik. His distinctive style is recognisable in the bright appliqué that adorned so many of his creations, highlighting the dominant lines of the coachwork.
Ferrari fans will be wowed by the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta “Tour de France”, which stuns in the Fixed Head Coupés from the 50s and 60s. Nicknamed the “Tour de France” after Ferrari’s win in the 1956 Tour de France Automobile race, this Scaglietti-built 3-louvre example is the 7th of the 18 3-louvre cars produced. s well as the impressive Concours line-up, main sponsor Chubb Insurance – a specialist insurer of classics and supercars – will be displaying four remarkable automobiles on its stand. Centre stage is a sublime Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. With the number plate 1VEV, it is perhaps Aston’s most famous racer – one of only 19 built. It is teamed with three equally desirable and rare vehicles. First, two all-conquering Ferrari 250 GTs, dubbed the ‘greatest Ferraris of all time’. These are a Berlinetta Sport Speciale – reputedly one of Sergio Pininfarina’s favourite designs – and a SWB Berlinetta Competizione, one of the last true ‘dual purpose’ Ferraris. To cater to more modern tastes, there is a Koenigsegg Agera which already won many awards.