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Salon Privé 2017.

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Blenheim Palace once again hosted Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance where some of the finest classic and modern cars were displayed on the perfectly manicured lawns. This year's event had two concours events, the traditional Concours d’Elégance and Concours Masters tribute to 70 years of Ferrari. 

Of the cars entered into the Concours d’Elégance, we had two clients showing their cars.

The first was a 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider, restored by DK Engineering who entrusted us with the retrim, photos of the finished car can be found here. The car was awarded with runner-up best in show and a class win in the Concours d’Elégance. In the Concours Masters it was awarded the La Dolce Vita award. 

The second, was a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Short Nose, re-trimmed earlier in the summer by us. This car was awarded the Chairman's Choice Trophy. More pictures of this car and interior can be found here.

Moving onto Saturday, the Masters Concours Tribute to 70 Years Of Ferrari took place, in this event we had 5 cars displaying our work, all of which achieved an award.

First up was the incredible Ferrari 250 TDF, the first of nine 14-Louvre cars. This example famously featured in the Disney film "The Love Bug". The car was awarded top prize, the Owner's Choice trophy. Pictures here and story to follow soon in our news feed.

Next was a 1956 Ferrari 500TR, last year's winner of Best In Show was awarded with the trophy for Outstanding 4-Cylinder.

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Followed by a 1962 Ferrari 250 SWB which features an amazing special order interior with several details not seen on any other 250 SWB, this received the Outstanding 12-Cylinder trophy. More photos can be found here.

Last and by no means least, this wonderful Ferrari Dino 246 GTS "Flares & Chairs"  that we re-trimmed a couple of years ago, this amazing car collected the Outstanding 6-Cyclinder award. Pictures can be found here.