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The XK120 was launched at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show: With its revolutionary twin-cam engine and sweeping lines it proved to be a hit, but it was only ever intended to be a showcase for Sir William Lyons’ new six-cylinder engine originally destined for Jaguar’s new range of saloons.

Because the forthcoming line-up was not ready on time, Jaguar decided to manufacture a limited-production sports car. Lyons designed the lightweight aluminium body fitted to a modified steel and ash frame from the contemporary Mark V saloon, from which the chassis was also borrowed and cut down. The aforementioned 3.4-litre engine was fitted to create the XK120 prototype, which at the time was the fastest car in the world. Around 200 examples were built. Because demand turned out to be much higher than anticipated, in 1950 Lyons commenced mass production using steel bodies. This was known as the Open Two Seater, while a Fixed Head Coupé appeared in 1951 and a Drop Head Coupé was launched in 1953.

This particular 1954 XK120, which I photographed at Concours of Elegance 2020, has been restored to life-long Jaguar enthusiast David Gandy’s bespoke specification. The 11-month project, which was a close collaboration between Gandy and experts at Jaguar Classic, took 2700 hours to complete. The brief was to make the car race ready for classic motor sport events. After a suitable 1954 base car had been tracked down in California, unique upgrades inspired by the XK120 Lightweight were fitted while as much of the original car as possible was retained.

The original engine was rebuilt over five-and-a-half months, after which it delivered an additional 45bhp and enhanced durability, with a fast-shifting four-speed manual gearbox. An all-new, upgraded exhaust system with dual pipes instead of the usual single unit was also fitted, together with uprated front brake discs and four-pot callipers. The suspension uses fully adjustable dampers, allowing the Classic team to fine-tune the handling for events.

On the outside, 13 litres of solid black paint have been applied, while additional exterior features include a racing inspired flip-top fuel cap and twin aero screens in the place of the original split-screen windscreen – a feature that is synonymous with the XK120 Lightweight. Inside the car has been retrimmed in aged saddle tan leather by Bridge of Weir featuring a distinctive lattice design, with the seatbacks finished in aluminium rather than fabric. A custom 15-inch steering wheel and made-to-measure front seat further enhance comfort for the 6ft 2in tall owner.


3.4-litre, straight-six, double overhead camshaft, 225bhp


Front engine, four-speed manual gearbox, rear-wheel drive, separate chassis, wishbone and torsion bar front, leaf-sprung live axle rear, disc brakes front, drums rear

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This stunning car is a Concours-ready, Ferrari Classiche-certified example of a beautifully restored 275GTB/4. A long and detailed history only serves to highlight its excellent provenance. This 275 that I photographed at Concours of Elegance 2020 was originally purchased by Giuseppe Pagni of Milan through the official Ferrari dealer MG Crepaldi Automobili. This car then had a ten-year stint in the US, before returning to Europe in the 1980s to reside in Switzerland. Esteemed dealer Albrecht Guggisberg of Oldtimer-Garage Ltd drove it at the Grand Prix of Gollion in 1988. Oldtimer had the car advertised and at auctions from 1988-2002, at which point it was bought by Gaspare Baresi.

Baresi commissioned a full restoration by SD Autocostruzione in Torino, Italy whereby the 275GTB/4 was finished in the quintessential Ferrari combination of red over tan and retrofitted with cleverly hidden air-conditioning. The car was campaigned by Baresi during the Montreux Grand Prix race no.32, and was subsequently offered up for sale by RM Sotheby’s at the inaugural 2011 Villa d’Este auction, where it was purchased by British dealer Tom Hartley.

The Ferrari was then bought by Matthew Munson, who registered it on English plates, had it repainted to Grigio Ferro, and showed it at the Goodwood Revival still with its tan interior. In October 2011 it was retrimmed with the present Bordeaux leather by the legendary Luppi of Modena, and it underwent a further refurbishment at Bob Houghton in December of the same year. This 275GTB/4 is a desirable model in pristine condition with untouched bodywork. The car hasn’t been in any accidents so the curves are all original, sitting just as they were formed on bucks in 1967.

Having been reconditioned by JD Classics, the model was recently purchased by its current owner and is presented with its original tool roll, full set of books and Ferrari Classiche documentation. While this confirms that the engine isn’t original, the replacement is a period-correct block that has been restamped with the original chassis-matching number. It’s a beautifully restored, strikingly optioned 275GTB/4 with an outstanding provenance.


3.3-litre V12, double overhead camshaft, 300bhp, six carburettors


Front engine, five-speed manual gearbox, rear-wheel drive, tubular chassis, unequal-length wishbones and coil springs, discs all round

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Long before the Americans caught onto the diminutive delights of sporting MGs, Abingdon had been producing cracking two-seaters such as this 1934 PA Roadster. It may not have captured the imaginations of our cousins across the pond in the same way as the post-war TC Midget would, but the PA was certainly loaded over here. Its headline-grabbing appearance at Le Mans in 1935 has a lot to do with that.

An all-female team was put together by famous racer and land-speed record holder Captain George Eyston to take on La Sarthe. Two of the drivers, Margaret Allan and Joan Richmond, boasted a 120mph badge from Brooklands and a JCC 1000-mile race winner’s honour respectively. Known as Eyston’s Dancing Daughters, the three-car, six-woman team all performed faultlessly, finishing in eighth, ninth and tenth in the up-to-1000cc class.

The MG’s sporting success stems from the tried-and-tested nature of its design and the evolutionary ethos behind its development. Its 847cc overhead-camshaft, crossflow engine might have first seen service in the 1928 Morris Minor, but its design was ahead of the curve and easily tuned for higher-rpm sporting applications. For the PA generation a three-bearing crankshaft was adopted that further aided reliability. The aforementioned Le Mans cars got a boost in power via a Marshall supercharger, which proved to be a popular factory upgrade for road cars, too; including this one.

This PA’s graceful lines transport us back to a pivotal period for MG. Founder Cecil Kimber had only created the brand a decade earlier, yet MGs were already making their mark in competition. A one-two in class at the Mille Miglia in 1933 was bolstered by a further class win at Le Mans the following year. Mid-1930s MG was booming, and this car is a compelling reminder of why we still see this as a golden era for the manufacturer.

This car, which I saw and photographed at Concours of Elegance 2020, is a superbly original example, and its history shows just three owners to date, the earliest of whom shipped it to Madrid, Spain. Remaining there for most of its life, it was later restored by Madrid’s prominent vintage and classic car specialist Rafa Pueche. Still in Spain in 2017, it was the subject of an article in Coaches Classico magazine before finding its way to its third (and current) owner, Cici Muldoon.


847cc, four-cylinder, OHC supercharged, 36bhp, twin carbs


Front-engine, four-speed manual (non-synchronised) transmission, rear-wheel drive, separate steel ladder chassis with aluminium-over-ash body, drum brakes

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The passion for owning a classic car extends beyond the shiny showroom floor and into the vibrant world of car shows. These events provide enthusiasts with the perfect platform to display their carefully preserved vehicles. However, moving from one show to the next is a daunting task and requires careful planning and execution. This article provides important tips for safely and smoothly transporting your beloved classic car from show to show.

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Invest In Quality Transportation Equipment 

The first step to a successful classic car trip is to invest in reliable transportation equipment. Consider using an enclosed trailer to protect your vehicle from the elements and road debris. Remember to take extra trailer parts with you on the journey in case of a breakdown. This extra layer of protection helps keep your classic car in pristine condition during transport.

Check And Secure Your Classic Car 

Inspect your classic car thoroughly before leaving. Make sure all fluids are at the correct levels and check tires, brakes, and other important components. Tighten loose sections to secure removable items such as side mirrors and trim. Additionally, use appropriate restraint systems such as wheel nets or straps to prevent movement during transport.

Plan Your Route Carefully 

Route planning is an important aspect of moving classic cars from one show to another. Choose well-maintained highways and roads to minimise potential damage to your vehicle. Consider avoiding routes with extreme weather conditions, as the elements can damage the exterior of your classic car.

Plan Your Trip Wisely 

Choose your travel time wisely to avoid traffic jams and bad weather. Early mornings or weekdays may be preferable to reduce the risk of road congestion. Also, plan a rest area so you can rest with your classic car during long journeys. 

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Make Sure You Have Adequate Insurance 

Classic cars often have high idealism and economic value. To protect yourself from the unexpected, make sure your classic car is properly insured for transport. For peace of mind, make sure your item is insured against any damage that may occur during transit.

Record The Journey 

Record the moments of your classic car’s journey from one show to the next. This not only records your adventures but also serves as valuable evidence in case something goes wrong during transportation. For reference, please take photos of the classic car’s condition before and after riding. 

Pack A Basic Tool Kit 

Even if you’re hoping for a trouble-free trip, it’s a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected. Pack a basic tool kit that includes essentials like wrenches, screwdrivers, and jumper cables. This is invaluable when dealing with small problems that may arise along the way.

Network With Other Enthusiasts 

Network with other classic car enthusiasts who regularly attend trade shows and rallies. Sharing your experiences and tips with others who have made similar trips can provide you with valuable insights and recommendations to make your move a success.

In Closing 

Transporting a classic car from show to show can be a rewarding experience with proper planning and attention to detail. By investing in quality transportation equipment, conducting thorough inspections, planning your route carefully, and securing the right insurance, you can have a stress-free journey and protect your beloved car at every exhibit along the way.

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Have you ever considered an investment that will bring you more joy and utility than a term deposit or bond? For many, their primary place of residence is their biggest investment; others collect comic books, keeping them untouched and unused for years. But what if you want an investment that will allow you entry into tight knit car clubs and breezy midnight drives? Look no further than the classic car. This article will discuss exactly what you need to consider before investing in your newest hobby. 

What Do You Need To Invest In Classic Cars?

It goes without saying that you won’t want to street park your vintage roadster. There are just too many risks associated with keeping your classic car out in the street or even in your driveway or an open carport. So alongside securing classic car insurance, you’ll also need to either do up your garage or perhaps even rent out a garage space away from home to store your investments.

You want to make sure that your garage space is clean, dark, and dry, with uncluttered floors and no grease or oil spills. This helps reduce risks of moisture damage, paint warping or chipping, or any other types of damage that may lower the value of your classic car.

Most classic car owners invest in waterproof tarps, heavy-duty car jacks, and other modern car repair and maintenance tools to help keep their classic car in good working order and in a presentable condition. However, it’s rarely recommended that you go the DIY route when doing repairs or even cleaning your classic car. So alongside insurance and club membership fees, classic car owners should also expect to set aside a portion of their budget for the unique servicing and maintenance requirements that typically accompanies vintage vehicles.

Why Are Some Classic Cars Considered Collectible?

There is a massive community of classic car investors that consider them collectibles for a number of reasons. Often cars with historical importance, like models that pioneered new technologies or raised the bar for consumer expectations, become collectible over time. This is especially true if they are limited edition models, which have the potential to grow in their resale value substantially over time.

A racing history is also regarded as adding to a classic car’s value, as these cars are highly sought after. This is both due to rarity, and association with a respected automotive designer, racer, or company such as Aston Martin or Lotus. 

The classic car market mirrors the market for art in many ways. It’s an investment that looks great, and can also provide a currency hedge since cars can be transported to countries with favourable exchange rates if you ever decide to sell the asset. 

What Makes Classic Cars Worth The Investment?

When discussing this topic, it’s worth comparing classic cars to other collectible items such as coins, stamps, comic books and rare books. In the world of rare asset collection and investment purposes, these are commonly sought after commodities. 

Wealthy individuals worldwide have chased the limited number of classic cars, leading to the market for classic cars relatively outperforming other collectibles. Car collection has become so popular that there are now websites like The Historic Automobile Group International that are dedicated to tracking the classic car market. 

Even with a slight dip due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the market has steadily increased over the last few years. This overall positive trend has proven that it is worthwhile to consider an investment in a classic car for your portfolio.

Possible Risks to Investing in a Classic Car

Like any investment, classic cars have unique risks you should be aware of before considering purchase. Like most other investments having fees, such as investment property real estate costs or stock broker fees, there are costs associated with classic car ownership. 

For instance, if you sell a classic car, you might be subject to capital gains tax if you make a profit. This can eat into your investment returns, however, this is true for lots of alternative investments such as shares and property.

If you acquire a beat-up or rusted classic car, restoring it to showroom new condition can cost a bucket. You’ll need to incur the cost of parts, paint, bodywork, and labour unless you’re savvy enough to do it yourself. 

Then, ongoing costs are associated with classic car ownership, such as maintenance, storage, insurance, and fuel. And, if you sell, you may want to use a broker, who will have their own commission and consignment fee structure, transaction fees and transportation costs. 

However, there are ways to reduce these risks by doing proper research to determine their depreciation rates, taking on servicing and maintenance yourself and taking good care of your car. 

How Affordable Are Classic Cars?

Another thing to consider when considering whether to invest in a classic car is that, unlike other forms of investment, there aren’t affordable options.

While some are cheaper than others, most classic cars will set you back a tidy sum. As we mentioned above, you’ll likely need a car loan to afford one. This also means that this type of investment is limited to those who can afford to buy a classic car outright or those who can afford repayments on a car loan. 

Buying shares in a company or investing in a fund can run you a little bit less, as there are wider opportunities to invest a smaller sum. 

However, with all this said, if you genuinely love automobiles, investing in a classic car might be a part investment and part hobby. Restoring, driving and displaying your pride and joy might bring you fulfilment beyond the financials and might be worth the investment for this reason. Just owning a classic car can also open the door for social opportunities in the form of car clubs, competitions, and classic car meets. 

Overall, while the classic car may be riskier than some more mainstream investments, it is much more suited to show off by driving around the streets (or racetracks) than a government bond would be. A classic car is the perfect investment for any car enthusiast and brings you a hobby and investment in one.

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The Salon Privé London Show 2023 set the stage for a dazzling display of automotive excellence, attracting car enthusiasts and industry experts from around the globe. This prestigious event has become synonymous with luxury, innovation, and unparalleled craftsmanship.

Get an inside look at some of the best cars on display in this video from our YouTube Channel.

Let’s delve into the captivating highlights of the Salon Privé London Show 2023, featuring new car releases, thought-provoking car talks, and the unveiling of exquisite automotive gems that left attendees in awe.

Unveiling of Future Icons

At the heart of the show were the jaw-dropping unveilings of future automotive icons. World-renowned manufacturers and boutique automakers alike gathered to showcase their latest creations, each vying for the spotlight. From sleek supercars to luxurious grand tourers, the event became a melting pot of innovation, design, and engineering prowess.

Electric Revolution in Full Swing

The 2023 edition of the Salon Privé London Show saw a remarkable shift towards electric mobility. Prominent automakers unveiled their latest electric models, highlighting the strides being made in the realm of sustainable driving. From zero-emission hypercars boasting record-breaking performance to elegant electric sedans redefining luxury, the electric revolution was on full display, capturing the imagination of attendees.

Celebration of British Marques

As a tribute to the rich automotive heritage of the United Kingdom, this year’s show celebrated British marques in all their glory. Legendary brands like Aston Martin, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce showcased their latest offerings, paying homage to their roots while embracing innovation. These British icons represented the pinnacle of craftsmanship, design, and exclusivity, captivating both enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

Interactive Car Talks

Beyond the glimmering displays, the show offered thought-provoking car talks featuring industry leaders, designers, and automotive visionaries. Engaging discussions on topics ranging from sustainable mobility to autonomous driving sparked conversations that reverberated through the automotive world. Attendees gained valuable insights into the future of the industry and the innovations that will shape the cars of tomorrow.

Exceptional Concours d’Elegance

The Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance, a timeless tradition, was a highlight of the event. A showcase of automotive beauty and history, the concours featured an exquisite selection of classic cars, each vying for recognition and acclaim. Meticulously restored vintage masterpieces graced the lawns, drawing admiration and applause from visitors and judges alike.

Exclusive Hypercar Unveilings

For the adrenaline-seeking enthusiasts, the Salon Privé London Show 2023 offered exclusive hypercar unveilings. Spectacular and exclusive, these hypercars represented the epitome of performance, technology, and design. With limited production numbers and astronomical price tags, these automotive gems were coveted by collectors and thrill-seekers alike.

As a highly satisfied attendee, the Salon Privé Show 2023 London was yet again an enchanting spectacle that celebrated the very essence of the automotive industry. From groundbreaking electric models leading the charge towards sustainable driving to classic cars restored to their former glory, the event showcased the evolution of automotive engineering and design. It was a testament to the enduring allure of the automobile and the unwavering passion of those shaping the future of automobiles.

As the event came to a close, visitors left with memories of stunning unveilings, inspiring discussions, and the sense of belonging to a vibrant community of car enthusiasts. Salon Privé London 2023 once again reaffirmed its position as one of the most prestigious and influential automotive events in the world, leaving a lasting impact on all who were fortunate enough to experience its magic.

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Many of the roars from the ‘roaring 1920s’ came from the back of a Bentley 3 Litre. It’s a machine affiliated with flapping skirts, jazz, and daredevil aviation pioneers. Its very name conjures up thoughts of the brash and carefree spirit of the inter-war years. With good reason, too – these cars were exceptionally famous in period and remain so today. They dominated motorsport in their heyday with outright wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1924 and again in 1927, among their crowning achievements.

That second win is perhaps the most famous. After the pair of leading works Bentley 4 1/2 Litre cars were wiped out in a big crash, the following 3 Litre referred to as ‘Old Number 7’ got off with lighter, yet still significant, damage. It took the lead and was nursed to the end of the race. Later, battle-scarred and bent Old 7 was rolled into the Savoy Hotel dining room during its own victory dinner. That’s something Bentley would pay homage to at a similar event in 2003, with its new Speed 8 the guest of honour.

I saw and pictured this singular 3 Litre at the Concours of Elegance in 2020. It may not have been a Le Mans winner, but it’s still a special factory model built to celebrate Bentley‘s success at the 1922 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. It’s also an extremely rare survivor, retaining many of its original bodywork (Vanden Plas), frame and mechanical components. It left WO Bentley’s works in Cricklewood, North London in September 1926 as a Red Label ‘Speed’ chassis. Speed models sit on a cut-down frame with a 9ft 9 1/2-inch wheelbase and are powered by a high-compression engine, driving the rear wheels through a close-ratio A-type transmission.

Registered YR 509 in London, its first owner Eric Loder soon took it touring in the South of France, where it was photographed in Cannes for an article in The Autocar. It was originally finished in silver over maroon, and was repainted in green in the mid-1930s. Having survived the war unscathed, it was bought in the 1950s by well-known Bentley enthusiast Phillip Mann, who used the car to take its current owner to school. The car spent some time in the 1960s and 1970s in the US, and was repatriated in the mid-1980s. The most recent of its two restorations was carried out to an exceptionally high and sympathetic standard by vintage car specialist Thornley Kelham.


3.0-litre, inline-four, water-cooled, OHC, 80bhp twin ‘sloper’ SU carbs


Front engine, four-speed manual transmission, rear-wheel drive, separate steel chassis, aluminium bodywork by Vanden Plas on an ash frame, semi-elliptic leaf springs all round with Hartford shock absorbers, rear drum brake

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Supercars are the ultimate driving luxury and they’re not a new thing in motoring. The first supercar is said to be the Lamborghini Miura, which was released by the Italian manufacturer in 1966 and produced until 1973. 

While supercars have come a long way since the early 1970s, there’s plenty still to love about the classics.  

What’s old is new again which is reflected in fashion coming back into style and the huge vinyl record resurgence. Supercars aren’t exempt from the retrophiles’ gaze, but which in particular are lauded for their older models? 

In this article, we’ll look at popular supercar makes and models which fanatics and collectors consider to be more desirable than their modern counterparts. Is a vintage supercar any more desirable than a modern equivalent like a Range Rover Evoque?

Porsche 911 

In 1963, Porsche unveiled their first editions of the 911, then titled the 901, at the Frankfurt IAA Motor Show.  

1966 Porsche 911 2.0S

It hit showrooms a year later in 1964 and over the next 60 years, the 911 would go on to carve out a legacy that would see revisions and resulting in version of the vehicle being identifiable by their generation. 

The sloped design of the car’s body has become one of the most distinctive in all of motoring. This can be seen when you get the chance to look at an original 911 model against one of the more modern editions like the 911 Carrera S. The modern version has a much wider body compared to the more compact vintage 911. 

So, what is the appeal of the original if much of what made them special has been passed down to its successors?  

One thing that you can compare is price. The base price of a modern 911 Carrera S averages more than £100,000, whereas you can shop around and find a vintage 911 first generation model for much less.  

That means you get the timeless look and vintage feel of the supercar at a much more achievable price.  

Ford Mustang 

Nothing exemplifies what it means to be an American muscle more than the Ford Mustang.  

The first generation of the car made its way to showroom floors in the United States in the late 1970s, and helped to define the aesthetic of muscle cars. From the boxy body to the leather interior and crunchy, grinding gearstick, it set the standard for that style of car. 

Modern Mustangs feel more polished when you look at the body. They’re attractive, sure, but it almost feels as if they’re missing a certain edginess that the vintage models have. Modern Mustangs like the GT have a sleeker, more streamlined look that has a similar silhouette to the vintage models but is much less wide. 

Along with the look, the sound is something that you can’t get quite like the original. For all the modern AirPlay capabilities and built-in GPS, turning the key in a vintage Mustang and hearing the engine roar is an irreplaceable experience for lovers of muscle cars. 

Aston Martin DB5 

If there’s one word that is associated with British manufacturer Aston Martin, it’s class. Their legacy in the world of supercars is unbridled luxury and quality, and the DB5 is no exception. The Silver Burch supercar was in production between 1963 to 1965 and was available with a convertible roof option. 

Aston Martin has released many cars since the mid-60s, so why has the DB5 stood out to collectors more than many of their modern models?  

Guy Hamilton’s Goldfinger released in 1964, and James Bond himself drove a DB5 ladened with gadgets landed this car a spot in the hall of fame of cool luxury cars

James Bond is the perfect character to be a brand ambassador for a quality car like the DB5. He’s a character that has withstood the test of time in pop culture, while being reimagined by directors and actors alike.  

One thing that has survived however is the DB5, featuring in various cameos in the recent films like in Spectre (2015) and No Time to Die (2021). 

There’s an old phrase that states: “the classics never go out of style”. This could absolutely apply to supercars, and the appreciation for the way that the vintage models are built, how they look, and the how they sound. 

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It has taken me a while to get this post done, as life is busy, I have several videos to upload to out YouTube channel, but now I have got around to the review on the the recent and wonderful London Concours 2023, that was again held at the beautiful and historic Honourable Artillery Company estate in London. I attended on the 6th June which was the VIP, Press & owners day, and what a day.

You can see here our favourite pictures from the wonderful London Concours 2023. All of our photos are here on our Facebook Album here.

Did you see our walk around the show? If not here it is below:

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I really do love this event. At this year‘s event the concours classes that they had were:

Make green great again | Grand tourisme | Evolution of Aero | Golden-age coupes | Bespoke automotive | Built to race for the road | 60 years of Lamborghini | Wild cards. 

I took videos as I walked around each concours class. You can see these videos on our YouTube channel. I am also writing an article on each concours class, as all cars are worth mention for one reason or another.  Check out the London Concours articles here for more information.

The London Concours event, like its other show the Concours of Elegance always has an abundance of beautiful classic cars, supercars and hypercars.  Amazingly there are always cars on display or several cars on display that I’ve never seen before, which is always a delight and why I love this show.  I also love the grounds that the event takes place, the Honourable Artillery Company estate in London is beautiful.

Here are my favourite cars from each concours class. What did you think?  If you attended the show, did you prefer another car to my choice?


Make green great again

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista

Just thought this shade of green was the best green on show of all the cars, and what a beautiful shape.


Grand tourisme

1962 Facel Vega Facel II

What a beautiful car.  Just so cool.  Love it.


Evolution of Aero

This is such a hard category for me to choose the winner with two of my favourite cars of all time featured, being the Ferrari F40, and the McLaren P1.

If I had to choose one car and one car only to own, drive, then, it would have to be the Ferrari F40.

Ferrari F40


Golden-age coupes

Again, such a very hard decision to make given two of my favourite cards of all time were here, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing.

Again the car would I most like to own and drive, it have to be the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. 


Bespoke automotive

Austin-Healy WSM

I’d never seen one of these cars before.  Not surprising, as this was the first time the WSM had been seen in public since the 1970s.


Built to race for the road

All the cars were not on show on the day that I attended. However, a clear winner for me is a 1992, Porsche 959 Komfort. For me, it is one of my most iconic and desired cars.


60 years of Lamborghini

So hard to choose a winner here with three of my favourite Lamborghinis of all time on display. We had to 1968 Lamborghini 400 GT 2 +2 (above), a 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV and a 1968 Lamborghini Miura. For me, the car that I would want most, money no object of course, would be the 1968 Lamborghini Miura (below). In this green, it is an absolute beauty.


Wild cards

Again, a very tricky decision when there was the 1985 Ferrari Testarossa Targa (yellow), which is one-of-a-kind, the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette C1, the 1971 Montiverdi 375L High Speed Fissore, and a 1957 BMW 507. For me it was a very close call, but the 1957 BMW 507 just nudged above the Montiverdi 375L High Speed Fissore.

Car of the show was not one of my choices, but that probably highlights why I’m not a judge, was the 1991 Schuppan 962 CR P1 (below).


The London Concours was a thoroughly enjoyable show as it has been every year that I have attended.  It was also really good to award five of our readers, a pair of tickets each to attend the show, as they won a pair of tickets by entering our competition. Do make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter (click on the link below) and following us on social media (links below) so you don’t miss out on future competitions. Coming up we’re giving you the chance to win a family ticket to the Silverstone Classic, which is a great day out and also we will have five pairs of tickets to give away to the magnificent Concours of Elegance

See you around.

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Here are favourite photos (above gallery and below) from the recent and wonderful London Concours 2023, that was again held at the beautiful and historic Honourable Artillery Company estate in London.

You can see all of our photos here on our Facebook Album here.

A selected few cars worth a mention.


1971 Monteverdi 375L High Speed Fissore

What an absolutely beautiful car. Rare, and rarely seen by me at car shows. Stunning and love the red and the company name of the side. Very cool.


1957 BMW 507

Again such a rare car. This has to be the most beautiful BMW of all time surely.


1992 Porsche 959 Komfort

I just love this car. So gutted it’s way way out of my price bracket. What a beautiful car.


1962 Facel Vega Facel II

Just such a beautiful and very cool looking car. I love this car from all angles. Super cool.


1968 Lamborghini Miura

Everything about this car is cool. I love it. I love this colour also, it’s my favourite Lamborghini colour.


1974 Citroen SM 2.7


Jaguar XJ220

Just an Icon, and I love this car. A British supercar beast. The fastest road car of all time at one point. Another car I’d love to own at some point.

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