A selection of the rarest road-going Ferraris will be displayed at next month’s Concours of Elegance event at Hampton Court Palace.
Highlights of the annual classic car gathering – which takes place from 3-5 September 2021– include a 1950 Ferrari 166 Inter.
The example destined for London is one of three Stabilimenti Farina 166 cabriolets produced. It also starred at the Paris Motor Show in 1950.
A 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa will also grace Henry the Eighth’s former back garden. Just 30 250 GT Europas were made and this is the only right-hand-drive example.
It has competed at various racing events and is one of three 250s due to appear at Concours of Elegance. A 1960 250 GT Coupe and a beautiful 250 GT Berlinetta SWB (see image at top) complete the trio.
Elsewhere, an unrestored 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB will make its UK debut, while a later 1967 275 GTB/4 – one of six that were painted black by the factory – will also be displayed.
Outside of the main display, the Concours of Elegance will gather around 1,000 cars in a number of special features.
These include a Gulf versus Martini livery celebration, a line-up of unique or bespoke modern rarities in the Future Classics class, plus a selection of the finest coachbuilt Rolls-Royces.
In addition, a collection of 95 British cars will be gathered to celebrate the Queen’s 95th birthday. At the opposite end of age spectrum, a new ‘30 under 30’ concours aims to inspire the next generation of classic car fans.
Daniel Puddicombe writes for Motoring Research