Chubb Insurance Concours d’elégance Prize Winners at the 2018 Salon Privé

Reaffirming its place as the UK’s finest automotive Concours d’Elégance celebration, the 2018 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance saw some of the world’s rarest and most spectacular classic cars and motorcycles battle it out against the breath-taking backdrop of Blenheim Palace on Thursday 30th August.

Salon Privé is firmly established as the UK’s most exclusive automotive garden party, welcoming thousands of guests for the prestigious and stylish three-day event, staged within the immaculate grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Now in its 13th year, Salon Privé continues to attract some of the most important collector cars in the world for 2018, some 53 cars – 17 of them international entries – plus 20 motorcycles were judged by an expert team during the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance on Thursday 30 August. The star-studded Concours comprised of three motorcycle and ten car classes, including ‘Preservation at its Best’; ‘Pre-war Bugattis’; ‘Pre-war Luxury Tourers’; ‘Grand Tourers of the 1950s & ’60s’; ‘Wind in Your Hair’; ‘Best of British at Blenheim Palace’; ‘Streamlined Closed Sports Cars’; ’50 Years of the Dino’; ‘Supercars of the ’70s’ and ‘Competition Cars’, all competing for the prestigious Best of Show, Best of Show runner-up and individual Class prizes.

Five-times Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE chaired the judging committee for this year’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance. The two-time World Sports Car Champion and former works Ferrari and Porsche ace 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.

Taking home top honours, with the prestigious Best of Show Trophy, was a stunning 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster, styled by Jean Bugatti.

“This year’s Salon Privé has been one of our most successful Concours events to-date; the move closer to Blenheim Palace as a spectacular backdrop being very well received, and reinforcing Salon Privé’s major presence on the global Concours scene. I was delighted to present each car and owner with their award, especially the Best of Show Bugatti Type 55 Roadster,” said Salon Privé Managing Director and Concours Chairman, Andrew Bagley. “It was an honour and a privilege to display this beautiful Jean Bugatti-style Type 55 Roadster which is considered to be the most original specimen in the world as it is the only unrestored example with less than 50,000 miles on the clock.”

The Concours celebrations don’t stop there, however, as Salon Privé remains the UK’s first event organiser of its type to create two Concours at the same event. On Saturday 1st September, Salon Privé will also be hosting guests at its Concours Masters. For 2018, this Concours Master extravaganza will pay tribute to Porsche’s 70th anniversary on Saturday, with more than 40 exceptional Porsches participating, including an extraordinary 1955 550 RS Spyder with an adjustable inverted wing above the cockpit, rare Carrera GT and 918 Spyder supercars, plus the latest and most extreme 911 to-date, the new 991.2 GT2 RS.

In addition to many of the world’s finest motor cars, Salon Privé also welcomes bike enthusiasts to share their passion for classic motorcycles. For 2018 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance held three classes for two-wheeled classics; Class A: Exceptional Motorbikes 1900-1939, Class B: Exceptional Motorbikes 1940-1979, Class C: Exceptional Competition Motorbikes

Annmarie Camp, Head of Chubb Private Risk Services, “Chubb is very proud to be part of this event, with the array of amazing vehicles on display. It’s clear that they are cherished and that much love and care has gone into keeping them in such pristine condition enabling us all to come to Salon Prive to enjoy them and hear about the often interesting history that sits behind each vehicle.”

2018 Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance results:


Best of Show

Winner: 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster
Runner-up: 1937 Delage D8-120
Third Place: 1971 Lamborghini Miura S

People’s Choice

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

CLASS D: Preservation at its Best

Winner: 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

CLASS E: Pre-War Bugattis

Winner: 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

CLASS F: Pre-War Luxury Tourers

Winner: 1937 Delage D8-120

CLASS G: Grand Tourers of the 1950s and 60s

Winner: 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

CLASS H: Wind In Your Hair

Winner: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4

CLASS I: Best of British at Blenheim Palace

Winner: 1965 Aston Martin DB5

CLASS J: Streamlined Closed Sports Cars

Winner: 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB

CLASS K: 50 Years of the Dino

Winner: 1970 Dino 246 GT

CLASS L: Supercars of the 70s

Winner: 1971 Lamborghini Miura S

CLASS M: Competition Cars

Winner: 1955 Porsche 550 RS


Duke of Marlborough’s Award (Car): 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
Chairman’s Award: 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Series IV
Most Sensitive Restoration: 1939 Steyr 220
Most Elegant: 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
Most Iconic: 1971 Lamborghini Miura S
Best Restored: 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE
Most Unique Bodywork: 1955 Porsche 550 RS
Most Original Post-War: 1994 Jaguar XJ220
Best Interior: 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V
Spirit Award: 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Tipo Le Mans
Most Opulent: 1937 Delage D8-120
Coup de Coeur: 1968 Dino 206 GT
Endeavour Award: 1963Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight
Duke of Marlborough’s Award (Bike): 1962 Triumph TR6 R
Most Original Pre-War Motorbike: 1938 Moto Guzzi GTC Leggera 1938
Most Original Post-War Motorbike: 1952 BSA Gold Rocket
Most Distinguished Motorbike: 1967 Millyard RC374


CLASS A: Exceptional Motorbikes 1900 – 1939

Winner: 1938 Brough Superior SS100

CLASS B: Exceptional Motorbikes 1940 – 1979

Winner: 1962 Triumph TR6 R

CLASS C: Exceptional Competition Motorbikes

Winner: 1958 Triumph TR10

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