02 June 2021 | David Young
Auto Royale has announced the full list of entrants in its British International Concours d'Elegance set to take place at Waddesdon Manor from 16 – 18 July
1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider by Zagato
Not since 2004 have the lawns of Waddesdon Manor seen such a fine display of rare automotive beauties, when it last hosted the Louis Vuitton 150th Anniversary Classic. As then, organisers expect to see thousands of classic and historic car enthusiasts to flock to the French renaissance-styled venue in what some have touted could well be the most impressive and important showcase of concours vehicles to be seen and experienced in the UK this year.
Whilst it is too early to predict which cars might take home the silverware – a beautiful, bespoke collection of trophies created by the master designers at Amalgam Collection – there are some early standouts, today being announced for the first time. A newly-restored 1950 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe by Saoutchik, last seen pre-restoration at Chantilly Arts & Elegance in 2016. Modest by comparison to other Saoutchik designs of the era, it is one of only 36 Grand Sports built and has lived in France, Germany and Belgium prior to joining the Rosso Bianco Collection. Completely different but no less stunning is the 1956 Lancia Florida Berlina by Pinin Farina from the world-famous collection of Corrado Lopresto, a class winner at no less than four European Concours including Villa d'Este.
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