The beautiful 1959 Ferrari 250 California Spyder LWB won ‘Best of Show’ at the 2013 Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance yesterday! Entered by Sarah Allen, the Ferrari 250 California Spyder LWB was up against the competition in Class H dubbed Wind in Your Hair but besides finishing first in class also took home the overall best prize.

Sandra Button, guest Chubb Concours d’Elégance judge and chair of world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours, said: “I have been extremely impressed by the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégnce at Salon Privé. The standard of the car entries and knowledge and enthusiasm of the esteemed panel of judges here in London has been truly exceptional.”

The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance prize-winners for 2013, by class, were as follows:

Class A: Graceful Pre-War Motoring

1st – 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Tourer, entered by Roger Willbanks
2nd – 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540k Sport Cabriolet A, entered by Ken Sterne
3rd – 1936 Bentley 41/4 litre Coupé, entered by William Heinecke

Class B: 100 Years of Aston Martin

1st – 1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, entered by Tim Butcher
2nd – 1932 Aston Martin Le Mans (also ‘Most Original Pre-War Car special prize winner), entered by Carlos Sielecki
3rd – 1970 Aston Martin Lgonda DBS, entered by Edward Stratton

Class C: 50 Years of the Legendary Lamborghini

1st – 1975 Lamborghini countach LP400, entered by Padma & Jurgen Wilms
2nd – 1972 Lamborghini Miura 400 SV (also ‘Most Exciting Design’ special prize winner), entered by Joe Macari
3rd – 1974 Lamborghini Espada S3, entered by Lynne Bull

Class D: Post-War Competition Greats

1st – 1963 Jaguar E-Type Linder Nocker (also ‘Most Sensitive Restoration’ special prize winner), entered by Peter Neumark
2nd – 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4C Daytona, entered by Sally and Dudley Mason
3rd – 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II, entered by Kevin Wood

Class E: Sporting Motorcycles, presented Steve Parrish

1st – 1974 Ducati 750 SS, entered by Peter Bullard
2nd – 1960 Triumph TR6 Trophy, entered by London Motorcycle Museum
3rd – 1949 Triumph TR5 Trophy, entered by Dick Shepherd

Class F: One-offs and Oddball Motorcycles

1st – 2013 Flying Millyard Board Racer (also ‘Most OTT Machine’ special prize winner), entered and manufactured by Allen Millyard
2nd – 1953 Norton Tom Tom Special, entered by George Cohen
3rd – 1953 Royal Enfield ISDT Bullet & sidecar, entered by John Ely

Class G: The Beauty of Streamlining

1st – 1954 Bentley Type R Continental Fastback (also ‘Most Elegant Car’ special prize winner, entered by Brett Gage
2nd – 1935 SS Airline Coupé, entered by James Hull
3rd – 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM Nuvolari Spider, entered by Ian Dalglish

Class H: Wind In Your Hair

1st – 1959 Ferrari 250 California Spyder LWB (also ‘Best of Show’), entered by Sarah Allen
2nd – 1949 Jaguar Alloy XK120 OTS, entered by David Saunderson
3rd – 1956 Mercedes-benz 300Sc (also ‘Most Original Post-War Car special prize winner), entered by Johanna White

Class I: Little Saloons – Birth of the Berlinetta

1st – 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, entered by David Moores
2nd – 1967 ISO Grifo, entered by James Hull
3rd – 1971 Maserati Indy 4700 America, entered by Andrew McGrath

Class J: The Art of Design – Pininfarina

1st – 1970 Ferrari 246 Dino GT Series 2 Type L, entered by James Needham
2nd – 1963 Lancia Flaminia 3C 2.8 Speciale, entered by Corrado Lopresto
3rd – 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB, entered by Harry Metcalfe

Class K: The Iconic Porsche 911 at Fifty Years

1st – 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR, entered by Philip Basil
2nd – 1973 Porsche Carrera RS M471 Lightweight, entered by Mike Jopp
3rd – 1973 Porsche 911 2.7RS Touring, entered by The Fica Frio Collection

Other special awards:

Best Concept Car – Ford EVOS
Peoples Choice – 1933 Jaguar SS1
Best of Show – Ferrari 250 California Spyder LWB

Make sure to check out our gallery of all participating cars and classes in our Salon Prive 2013 Concours d’Elegance Overview!

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