Salon Privé – arguably the most luxurious motor show on the planet – has cemented its name in classic car history even further by becoming the first to run two completely separate Concours celebrations within the same event.

Staged on Saturday September 2nd – two days after the long-standing and revered Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance – the inaugural Concours Masters event centred around Ferrari’s 70th birthday (a landmark we at Motor-Vision also celebrated earlier this year).


The idea is that each year will focus on the anniversary of an historic automotive marque or a particular coachbuilder.

This time though, more than 50 of Maranello’s greatest cars lined up on the lawns of Blenheim Palace and boy, was it pretty.

Concours Masters from above

Perhaps the most drool-worthy was the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, which was once owned by none other than legendary mouse scribbler Walt Disney.

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta TdF

This car bagged the Owner’s Choice award partly due to its full Ferrari Classiche certification and stunning period-correct condition.

Not far behind it in second was a 1953 Ferrari 250 Inter-Europa Coupe by Vignale. Considering it is one of four bodied by Vignale and only 22 first-series 250 Europas were ever made, it’s one of the rarest road-going 50s Ferraris in existence.

1953 Ferrari 250 Inter Europa Coupe by Vignale

Aside from coming runner-up in the Owner’s Choice award, it took home the Best Interior Pre-1970 award and a trophy for Outstanding Coachwork.

The Ladies’ Choice was a stylish 1952 Ferrari 342 America, while an immaculate 2004 Ferrari Enzo was gifted the Chairman’s Award.

2004 Ferrari Enzo

Another key award winner was one of 17 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico models, which is regarded by enthusiasts to be the finest restored example in existence, took home the Marquis of Blandford Award.

1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico

Salon Privé managing director Andrew Bagley said: “Making our place in Concours history, this year’s inaugural Concours Masters event paid tribute to one of the most important sports car manufacturers in the world – Ferrari.

“I am indebted to the amazing Salon Privé team, Chubb Insurance our sponsor once again, the wonderful owners of these magnificent Ferraris, all of which have travelled from around the world and, most importantly, the Marlborough family and Blenheim Palace for helping make the event such a success.”

Full list of winners:

Owner’s Choice: 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta TdF

Owner’s Choice Runner-up: 1953 Ferrari 250 Inter-Europa Vignale Coupe

Ladies’ Choice: 1952 Ferrari 342 America

Chairman’s Award: 2004 Ferrari Enzo

Marquis of Blandford Award: 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico

People’s Choice: 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast

1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast

Survival of the Fittest: 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter Coupe

Most Sensitive Restoration: 1971 Dino 246 GT

Piu Elegante ’50s: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

Piu Elegante ’60s: 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico

Piu Elegante ’70s: 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

Passione Award: 1971 Dino 246 GT

Most Exciting Design: 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

Best Interior Pre-1970: 1953 Ferrari 250 Inter-Europa Vignale Coupe

Best Interior Pre-2000: 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

Best Interior Post-2000: 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Tailor-Made

Spirito Award: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4/C Daytona Competition

Sinfonia Award: 2004 Ferrari 575M GTC

Best Competition Car: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4/C Daytona Competition

Best Challenge Car: 2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge

Outstanding 4-Cylinder: 1956 Ferrari 500 TR

Outstanding 6-Cylinder: 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

Outstanding 8-Cylinder: 1990 Ferrari F40 GT

Outstanding 12-Cylinder: 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

Wind in Your Hair Pre-1970: 1966 Ferrari 365 California

Wind in Your Hair Post-1970: 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider

Outstanding Coachwork: 1953 Ferrari Inter-Europa Vignale Coupe

Best Supercar Award: 1996 Ferrari F50

Best Hypercar Award: 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari

Streamlining Award: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

La Dolce Vita Award: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

Spirit of Racing: 1991 Ferrari 642 F1

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