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Salon Privé opens with the Tour de’Elégance

2013 Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance

Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance will once again open the UK’s most prestigious Concours d’Elégance along with the Audemars Piguet Super Car Show. The thirty-mile tour will commence from the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Park in Epsom on Tuesday 3rd September.  A stunning collection of fifty cars, worth over £22 Million, from the Concours will travel to Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, whereupon every machine will do a lap of the circuit with curator Rob Durrant introducing each car for the gathered spectators. The cavalcade will then move to Brooklands Museum, before making the last leg of their journey to Salon Privé at Syon Park.

The Tour will feature a host of exquisite and rare classic cars including: 1949 Riley 105 Transformable Coupé - One of a kind prototype designed and owned by the famous coachbuilder Walter Köeng, 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV Roadster - the only surviving right hand drive model built that year, 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM Nuvolari Spider - very rare and beautiful race car designed by Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina’s older brother, Giovanni, 1948 Ferrari 166 Inter-Sport Corsa - first time the car has been shown in the UK, exceptionally rare with only two others known to have been built, 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial – again first time shown in the UK and an utterly original and never been restored example, 1973 Porsche 911 RS M471 'Lightweight' - considered the best road going 911 ever and only one hundred and fifty built, 1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MkIII – another UK first, a continental concours winning Aston, bought new by King Boudewijn of Belgium for his personal pilot.

Spectators are invited to watch all the action at Mercedes-Benz World on Tuesday 3rd September from 12.30 till 14.00. From the 4th September Salon Privé 2013 will commence and has more than ever to offer this year including The Audemars Piguet British Super Car Show, The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, The Royal College of Art ‘Concours of the Future’ design exhibition, The EFG Private Bank Art & Memorabilia Fair and The Luxury Retail Village and will be open from the 4th – 6th September at Syon Park. Tickets for Salon Privé can be purchased at or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0808 100 2205.  Entry is fully inclusive of Pommery champagne, lobster luncheon, English afternoon tea and full access to all areas.