Words: David Lillywhite
The line-up of cars specially selected for the inaugural Concours on Savile Row, which takes place on the London street famous for tailoring on June 15-16, 2022, has been announced.
They include the following:
The unique first and penultimate Ferraris built specifically for renowned Italian industrialist and playboy Gianni Agnelli, who was the principal shareholder of Fiat – and hence Ferrari – for three decades from the mid-1960s (Ferrari was acquired by Fiat in 1969). His first Ferrari was a 1950 166MM Barchetta, and the penultimate was the only factory-built Testarossa Spider (open-top), a 1986 model.
The famed 1934 Barnato-Hassan Bentley, created specifically to break records at the world’s first purpose-built race track, Brooklands in Surrey. The 8.0-litre monster topped 140mph on the famously bumpy banked concrete track in 1938.
The Czinger C21 hybrid hypercar, produced using 3D-printing techniques and capable of 0-62mph in just 1.9 seconds, making its UK debut at the Concours.
McLaren’s most radical models to date, the hybrid Artura supercar making its UK debut alongside the company’s latest Ultimate Series model, the lightweight Elva.
Harlequins and England rugby star David Cooke’s 1960 CEGGA Ferrari 250TR, a faithful recreation using genuine parts of a successful Ferrari Testa Rossa campaigned in motor sport during the 1960s.
A fully restored 1960s Land Rover Series II upgraded and converted to fully electric power by classic car EV specialist Everrati.
The all-new Morgan Super 3 three-wheeler, retrimmed by Savile Row tailor Dege & Skinner specifically for the Concours.
Bentley’s limited-edition (just 12 examples), fully bespoke Bacalar built by its revived Mulliner coachbuilder division, along with the new UK-only Outdoor Pursuits edition of the Bentayga luxury SUV.
Also, the Jaguar E-type that starred in the Kingsman: The Goldman Circle movie as the transport of the film’s hero, played by Taron Egerton. The Kingsman films are based around a fictitious tailor, and were shot at the real-life premises of Huntsman on Savile Row.
Aston Martin’s rarely seen limited-edition Speedster V12, along with the marque’s new DBX707 – said to be the world’s fastest, best-handling SUV.
A 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – the best car in the world in its day – that spent almost all its life in the US, now making a rare appearance in the UK at the Concours.
A 1997 Ferrari F50 supercar and a sporty 1934 Alfa Romeo 6C, both from auction house RM Sotheby’s and paired with celebrity tailor Ozwald Boateng.
One of the most unusual cars ever seen at a UK car show, a fully restored example of a 1951/52 Dannenhauer & Stauss coachbuilt Cabriolet built in-period on an early VW base and powered by a Porsche engine.
Two stunning re-made bespoke Jaguar E-types with all-new quad-camshaft engines by UK specialist Building the Legend.
A 1952 Ferrari 225S that competed in the legendary Mille Miglia road race.
An early showing of the new Caton Healey, the £330,000 re-engineered, fully bespoke re-make of the classic Austin-Healey 100.
An Aston Martin DB4 GT originally campaigned by the renowned Essex Racing Stable private race team.
A 1960 Ferrari 250GT PF Coupé owned by entrepreneur, scientist and concours judge Cici Muldoon, paired with all-women’s tailor The Deck for the event.
The new Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival, a faithful ‘continuation’ recreation of one of the all-time greatest 1960s GT racing cars, which won its class at the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1965.
These are just some of the many spectacular cars on show over the two days. The cars are hosted by tailors, who will open their doors to visitors for fascinating insights into the world of bespoke tailoring throughout the event.
In addition, a central stage will feature live music along with talks by many famous faces of the car and tailoring worlds. There will also be two motoring artists working live at the event, a motoring art exhibition at The Service café and live demonstrations of engineering, watchmaking, metal sculpture making, trimming and tailoring.
The cars can be viewed on the concours website.