The Superb Red Collection at Salon Privé 2021

Here’s our video from Salon Privé 2021, which for 2021 had a brand-new feature -The Red Collection. The Red Collection was showcased on Blenheim Palace’s famous cricket pitch. This exclusive curated display was unveiled on the opening day of the event, presenting some of the world’s most iconic and highly valuable cars of all time. Here is more information on these gorgeous cars featured:

Ferrari 250 GTO

Thanks to its peerless combination of competition success, beauty and rarity, the Ferrari 250 GTO has become the jewel in the crown of any collection. Seeing one up close is always a thrill for any enthusiast. Introduced in 1962,the GTO was the ultimate development of Ferrari’s 250 GT Berlinetta series, which stretched back to 1956 and helped to lay the foundation of the Ferrari legend. The 250 GT Berlinettas dominated motorsport’s GT class and were particularly successful in the Tour de France, winning this most gruelling of events no fewer than nine years in a row. Ahead of the 1964 season, 4399GT was one of four existing GTOs to receive the revised bodywork that Ferrari had developed for that year -three more were built with the 1964 bodywork from new. lts shape may have changed, but its form hadn’t. Graham Hill took 4399GT to victory at Goodwood and Silverstone,Mike Parkes did likewise in the Spa 500km, and Innes Ireland and Tony Maggs took it to sixth overall, and second in class, at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Maserati 250 S

Chassis 2409 was completed in February 1957 with a 2.5 litre engine installed and used as a test bed for future 250 S series. It was initially raced as a works car in early 1957 when it was tested by Fangio and Scarlatti for the 1000km of Buenos Aires, then racing in the 12 hours of Sebring in March 1957 with Scarlatti and Bonnier (and also tested by Stirling Moss). After racing in Argentina and Florida, chassis 2409 returned to the Maserati factory where it had its 2.5 litre engine replaced with a 2.0 litre engine in order to compete in the 1957 European Hill Climb Championship. Chassis 2409 has competed in numerous modern Mille Miglia, including being driven by Stirling Moss in the 1984 MM. After its success in the 1957 European Hill Climb Championship, she was sold by Maserati to the Italian privateer, Antonio Negri Bevilacqua, who raced it extensively in Europe as well as Argentina and Cuba. In August 1958 ownership transferred to Mennato Boffa who campaigned it successfully in the 1959 Italian Sport Championship (2.0 litre class). At the end of 1959 ownership passed to the Scuderia Centro Sud Racing School, who reinstalled the Maserati 250 S with a 2.5 litre engine. In 1968, she was acquired from the liquidators of Scuderia Centro Sud by Andrea Fabbris. Since that time the car has been owned and raced in Europe.

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Ferrari F40

This superb example was delivered new to Switzerland in February 1990 and is the collector’s preference specification being both ‘non-cat’ and ‘non-adjust’. Used incredibly sparingly, the car had covered just 1,700km by the time of its second owner in 2004. At that time, it was imported into the UK and since then has enjoyed a very thorough history and annual maintenance schedule, which helps authenticate its low mileage. The file contains many invoices and statements regarding its originality and the paintwork presents extremely well. Today this extraordinary example has covered just 2,371km from new and this F40 presents on the button. ‘Red Book’ Classiche certification was also recently awarded by the factory.

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe ‘Gullwing’

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL came about in the wake of the company’s Le Mans and Carrera Panamericana victories in 1952. Directly derived from the 1952 racecar, now with increased power through a direct fuel injection which was a first on a production car, the 300 SL was twice as fast as a production sedan. When presented at the 1954 New York Autoshow it looked like a starship from the future. While the official name was 300 SL Coupe the whole world nicknamed it ‘Gullwing’ as the open doors looked like the 300 SL could fly. US importer Max Hoffmann who is held responsible for the production of the W198 series 300 SLs wanted an open version of the 300 SL car from the very beginning. After producing 1,400 versions from autumn 1954 to 1957 the Coupe was succeeded by the two seater Roadster which is a refined version with tuned up engine and suspension. The 1,858 Roadsters were optional with a hardtop and were produced until February 1963. In 1999 Journalists from all over the world voted for the 300 SLs to become sportscar and cabriolet of the century. 55 RXY has been fastidiously maintained for many years by the same owner who still enjoys the many classic car tours throughout Europe and beyond.

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Pagani Zonda F Clubsport

Chassis 84 was originally supplied to Hong Kong, and only recently imported to the UK in 2021. One of just three RHD Zonda F Clubsports made,the AMG naturally aspirated V12 engine boasts 641bhp, with a manual gearbox and weighing just 1,230kgs. In 1999 Pagani displayed the Zonda C12 for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show, a new power had arrived at the top of the supercar world. The Zonda has wowed people all over the world, with there being few other cars in history that have turned heads in such a way. Pagani have built on its success and have made various versions of the Zonda, all limited to just a select few cars so exclusivity is at its highest. With an AMG 7.3L V12 engine providing mind-blowing performance, the Zonda F – named after F1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio -is perhaps the cream of the crop. The amazing Pagani Zonda F Clubsport measured a Nurburgring lap time of 7:27:82 in 2007.

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McLaren F1

If there is one car that best represents the past, present, and future of the automobile, it is the McLaren F1. The McLaren F1 is the result of an uncompromising pursuit to create the perfect car-a Formula 1 for the road and the brainchild of one of the great minds in the history of automotive design. In its concept and execution, the F1 is unlike any other production road car -a unique stroke of genius that leaves a significant impression to this day. Nearly three decades after it was introduced, it remains the benchmark by which all other sports cars are judged. Chassis 028 was supplied by McLaren to Michael Andretti, forming part of his compensation package when he signed a deal to drive for them for the 1993 and 1994 seasons. Michael’s signature can still be seen on the back of the central sun-visor. It is the only surviving F1 to leave the factory in red.

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Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Clienti

This car is one of only ten factory Ferrari 275 GTB Clienti Competitizione examples built, just three of which are right hand drive. These cars were the last true dual-purpose Ferraris that were equally at home on the road or on the circuit. The depth of research and dedication of the recent restoration was extraordinary and is testament to the owner’s desire to make this 275 GTB Competizione Clienti exactly as Ferrari intended it to be. Engine, numero interno, transaxle and body number all line up with the factory build sheet listing which adds to the correctness and authenticity of this very rare Ferrari. The five-year restoration project culminated in a 1st in Class at Hampton Court Palace Concours in 2020, and the car has just been awarded the Ladies Cup at the 2021 Ferrari Owners’ Club Concours. It is now ready to be used as a fantastic road car, while also being eligible for the Goodwood Revival, Classic Le Mans, the Tour Auto and many other classic car events.

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Amilcar C6

The C6 was found in 1958 in bits, less the engine, in East Berlin by Adrian Secker. In 1962 it was exported to Florida by a Swiss journalist, Heinz-Ulrich Wiesellman and was owned by Mrs J S Frost in Florida from 1963-1970. In 1970 Desmond Peacock and Guy Weightman bought the car (less its engine and gear box). Guy Weightman purchased an engine and gear box from Georges Martin of Nantes, France, who had purchased the engine and gear box from the Amilcar works at the beginning of 1930s. In 1990 Keith Bowley, of Ashton Keynes Vintage Restorations, bought the car and engine and parts. Keith found under several different layers of body paint the colour red as it is now. The engine block and head were badly cracked, so new castings had to be made. All these items were machined at AKVR utilising original internal parts of the purchased engine. The car has done approximately 15-20,000 miles, mainly in Europe on Amilcar rallies, etc. An electric starter motor was fitted in the last few years.

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider by Zagato

An early works car, chassis 2111044 was only numbered when it was registered to Scuderia Ferrari on 21 July 1932. There are several features to the chassis which indicate that it had a body different from the Zagato body which it carried in July 1932. The state of the car today is a real credit to Michael Crowley Milling, instrumental in the research and documentation of the car’s history in ‘The Legendary 2.3 Alfa Romeo 8C2300’. The car has been featured in the VSCC ‘Bulletin’ in a photo layout in the Summer 1995 issue and a history in the Autumn 1995 issue. Then it was featured in Classic & Sportscar for November 1995 and in the April 1996 issue to illustrate the 100 best cars feature (rated No. 3). lan Livingstone acquired the car in September 2016. It has since been shown at Heveningham Concours, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance where it won Best of Show 2020.

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Ferrari 166 MM

Chassis 008M 1949 Ferrari 166 MM ‘Barchetta'(Spyder da Corsa or Racing Spyder) by Touring is considered the most historically significant Ferrari today. In 1949 it put the Ferrari marque on the racing map by winning both the Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. These racing Barchettas, with Columbo V-12s,displacing 1995cc and generating 140hp at 6,600rpm,were highly successful in 1949 and beyond. However,0008M is considered the Barchetta that, more than others, made a name for Ferrari-when in June, 1949, as No.22, it was heroically piloted by Luigi Chinetti and Lord Selsdon to an overall win in the first post WWII 24 Hours of Le Mans (France). Since then, 0008M has passed through the hands of caring owners including Bob Lee, and now Anne, who either piloted the car in further races, exhibited it at shows, and/or rallied with other like-minded owners. Yes, Ferrari 0008M is indeed a special little car and to this day still sports the number ’22’, honouring its seminal Ferrari racing history.

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Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

This car has a well-documented competition history. Chassis 904-079 was bought new in April 1964 by Swiss entrepreneur and racing team patron, Georges Filipinetti. It was to be finished in his Scuderia Filipinetti team’s bright red racing livery and campaigned by promising Swiss drivers Jo Siffert, Herbie Muller, Dieter Spoerry and Claude Sage. The car made its racing debut in the ADAC 1,000km race at the Nürburgring on April 30, 1964. Racing followed at Le Mans, Reims 12-hours and various European hillclimb races before road rallying became 079’s forte. An extremely high standard restoration was done in the 1980s at the Porsche Factory after which it was entrusted to the Porsche Museum. Maintained in sparkling form, 079 was on display until 2002. The car returned to the race track in 2010.

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Pagani Huayra Roadster

The Huayra Roadster project originally began in 2010. Unlike most modern supercars, the Huayra Roadster is almost fully exposed, with nearly every mechanical part visible, every last piece proud to be revealed. Even the smallest screw is designed to be both beautiful and functional. The Pagani Huayra Roadster is powered by the Mercedes-AMG M158 engine, built specifically for Pagani by Mercedes-AMG. Equipped with the most cutting-edge technology, the twin-turbo, 12 cylinder, narrow angled 60-degree engine, with 5,980cc, was developed to satisfy both the international homologation standards and the even more stringent Pagani internal standards, resulting in a driving experience both relaxed and electrifying.

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