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ClassicsIn Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours

00:17  10 july  2019
00:17  10 july  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

1973 Blazer Convertible Represents Rising Classic Of Collectibles

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In Photos : France ’ s Most Fabulous Classic - Car Concours . Unlike many modern concours , Chantilly celebrates contemporary cars, too. Continuation cars like this one offer most of the experience without the sky-high prices.

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In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours
In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours

This weekend, the fabulous Chateau Chantilly just north of Paris hosted the fifth Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille. Now organized every other year and alternating with the Le Mans Classic, "Chantilly" is a concours d'elegance in both the original and modern forms. As in the old days, there is a Best of Show award for contemporary cars in the field; this is in addition to the two trophies for pre- and postwar classics. As a warm-up to the main event on Sunday, a short rally for the entrants was staged on public roads through a nearby national park. Around three dozen cars braved the scorching heat, with the driver of a Gulf-liveried Porsche 917 the bravest of all.

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In Photos : France ’ s Most Fabulous Classic - Car Concours . In Photos : The Wild Cars at Hot Wheels Legends Tour These Classic American Luxury Cars Are Incredible—an Five Incredible Classic Ferraris from the Sonoma Spe

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In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen Chantilly Arts and Elegance Concours 38

We were at the French event throughout the weekend; below you'll find not only our picks for the most interesting cars on display but also a large gallery of the proceedings. Enjoy!

In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

Bentley 8-Litre Freestone & Webb Foursome Coupe

Among the featured marques at Chantilly this year was Bentley, which is celebrating its centenary in 2019. There were three classes dedicated to the British marque, including one for closed prewar examples. One of these was this mighty 8-Litre fitted with a coupe body by Freestone & Webb. Whereas most fixed-head (read: enclosed) cars of this period were later converted to more desirable open tourer coachwork, this car survived unmolested thanks in part to a 43-year period of single ownership. Not only did it win its class, the Chip Connor-entered car was also awarded Best of Show in the prewar category.

A fleet of classic Ferraris were left to rot in a field

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In Photos : France ’ s Most Fabulous Classic - Car Concours . In Photos : The Wild Cars at Hot Wheels Legends Tour The fourth Ferrari on our top 10 list, this 250 GT Tour de France was named after the famous Tour de France road race, which the model won four consecutive times between 1956

A Concours d'Elégance in the truest sense, Salon Privé is the most luxurious of garden parties set against the backdrop of ‘Britain’ s Greatest Palace’, Blenheim Palace. Presenting the finest collection of supercars, hypercars and classic cars , along with a luxury retail village and exquisite cuisine, it is a

In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

1949 Talbot Lago T26 GS Figoni & Falaschi Coupe

The Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport was one of the most exclusive rolling chassis available immediately after the war. This particular example was acquired by a wealthy industrialist who had made his fortune in the zipper business. To reflect his, he asked coach-builder Figoni & Falaschi to include references to his day job. Among these are the chrome strips trimming the central headlight. It was recently restored in the Czech Republic and finished as runner up at Pebble Beach in 2018. At Chantilly, it completed the rally and was awarded Best of Show in the postwar group.

In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

McLaren Speedtail

The third Best of Show picked by the specialist jury was chosen from a lineup of contemporary design studies and limited-production road cars. Taking top honors was McLaren's futuristic Speedtail. This three-seat hypercar is a modern interpretation of the legendary McLaren F1. Accordingly, production will be limited to just 106 examples. Needless to say, all of these $2.5-million-plus machines have already been sold.

Hagerty Unearths The Ultimate Classic Car Barn Find

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In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

Porsche 917K

Among the anniversary celebrations at Chantilly was the 50th of Porsche's 917 Le Mans racer. Three very interesting examples lined up for a dedicated class. One of them was the unique, fully road-legal example that was road-registered in 1975 by the state of Alabama under the one condition that it would never actually hit the streets of Alabama. It was recently acquired by a French collector for what was reportedly the highest price ever paid for a 917.

In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

Bertone (Ferrari 308GT) Rainbow

The 2019 Chantilly Arts & Elegance highlighted the fabulous work of Italian designer Marcello Gandini. He was invited to attend, but ever the perfectionist, he did not feel his work was good enough to celebrate. That is a real shame, considering his portfolio includes the Lamborghini Miura and Lancia Stratos. An even rarer sight was the striking Ferrari 308GT Rainbow. This was Bertone's design study for a two-seater 308, but Ferrari picked the Pininfarina-designed 308 GTB instead.

In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

McLaren M16C

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One of the big stories at this year's running of the Indy 500 was the failure of McLaren driver Fernando Alonso to qualify for the race. The car used by Alonso sported a livery that was reminiscent of this M16C that not only qualified for the race in 1975 but also took the victory in the hands of Johnny Rutherford. It spent many years in private hands but was recently acquired by McLaren to join the British manufacturer's impressive collection.

In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Thanks to the advent of the internet, crowdfunding is a popular method of raising capital these days. More than two decades ago, famous Corvette tuner Doug Rippie used this very method to finance a Le Mans entry for this Corvette ZR1. It was powered by the potent four-valve competition engine that Rippie was famous for. Unfortunately, the unique car lasted just two hours in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

Pagani Zonda

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In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

Voisin C11 'Duc'

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In Photos: France’s Most Fabulous Classic-Car Concours© Wouter Melissen

Aston Martin DBR1

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Ballot 3/8LC

During the 1910s, Ballot produced engines for others before turning to producing complete cars. Powered by one of the firm's exquisite engines, the very first Ballot debuted at the 1919 Indy 500 where it qualified on pole. Real success was found when this three-liter version of the twin-cam, eight-cylinder machine won the inaugural Italian Grand Prix in 1921. Shown in the special Ballot centenary class, the highly original car was presented with beautiful patina at Chantilly.

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