The ‘Best of the Best’ on Show to Thrill Ferrari Fans for its 75th Birthday
It has been announced that for 2022 the Concours of Elegance will celebrate the 75th birthday of the most evocative marque of all: Ferrari. A jaw-dropping range of machinery will be assembled in the immaculately manicured grounds of Hampton Court Palace, drawn from the world’s leading private collections.
Learn more about what to expect from the unmissable display, which runs from the 2nd to 4th September, below.
The inimitable 250 GTO (above), with its mix of striking, curvaceous beauty, motorsport optimised V12 performance and scarcity – just 36 were built – has become the ‘holy grail’ for Ferrari aficionados. Fun Fact: The Chassis 4219GT was given brand new to an American Heiress and was victorious at the Daytona Continental in ’63.
You may have thought the mythical Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale – otherwise known as the ‘Tre Posti’ (above) – was just a figment of your imagination. However, the low and sleek 365 P, was revealed to the world at the 1966 Paris Motor Show. It went on to tour the globe, wowing crowds with its futuristic Pininfarina body, three-seater cabin, and mid-mounted V12. Unbelievably, only two were ever built.
Introduced by Ferrari in 1950, the 195 was aimed at Europe’s moneyed elite – competing with the likes of the recently launched Aston Martin DB2. Only 28 examples were built, with a limited range of distinguished, exquisite bodies produced by exceptional coachbuilders. With a delicious 130bhp, 2.3-litre version of the Colombo V12, the 195 stood out as quite exotic in the early 1950s.
One of only 20 SEFAC ‘Hotrod’ 250 Berlinettas built by Scuderia Enzo Ferrari Auto Corse (hence SEFAC), upgraded considerably over the ‘standard’ SWB. With almost 300 bhp it was capable of 0-60 in just 5 seconds – very brisk for 1961. This particular car, chassis 2735, was raced extensively in period by Stirling Moss, including to victory at Goodwood in the Tourist Trophy.
Further Exciting Features for 2022
Outside of the Main Concours event, nearly 1,000 cars will gather at Hampton Court Palace across a number of different features and classes. Here are the latest announcements:
The Junior Concours
For the country’s smallest motoring enthusiasts, this year will once again see the return of 20 half and 3-quarter-scale cars among the magnificent collection of the world’s most collectible and rarest cars.
Thirty Under 30
This year the ‘Thirty Under 30’ returns, brought back for the next generation of car enthusiasts. This inclusive event is for anyone, 30 or under, that owns a motorcar from 1900 to 1999, then bring it along! It’s time to shine a light on the future of the diverse, collective motoring passions.
As always this years Concours of Elegance looks like it will be a cracker, see you there.
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