The all-new City Concours takes place in London this Thursday and Friday, and the full list of incredible cars attending has been revealed. Some of the most amazing supercars of recent years, including the Aston Martin Vulcan and Pagani Huarya, will be joined on the Honourable Artillery Company lawn by some of the earliest motoring pioneers, such as the 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘London to Edinburgh’.
In total, 75 vehicles curated by the City Concours panel of motoring experts will be on display alongside around 30 others from City Concours’ specialist car partners. Split into classes, the car displays open with ‘Pioneering Spirit’, a celebration of vehicles that changed the world of motoring or completed legendary feats of endurance.
Chief among the ‘Pioneering Spirit’ vehicles is the 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ‘London to Edinburgh’. The car is named for the Silver Ghost’s famous London to Edinburgh return journey, where it covered around 1600 miles using only its top gear, carrying four passengers and luggage, and achieving 24.3mpg. It was this feat that helped cement a reputation for the Silver Ghost as ‘the best car in the world’.
Next, is a celebration of sports cars named ‘The Joy of the Road’. Taking in models like the Bentley Open Sports Tourer, Porsche 356 Speedster and Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale Spyder, it’s an homage to one of the purest forms of motoring.
‘The Swinging Sixties’ focuses on a golden age of automotive design and engineering with a group of cars that have come to symbolize the era. An early ‘flat floor’ Jaguar E-Type, Morris Mini Cooper S, AC Cobra Mk 2 and a Ferrari 275 GTB each earn a spot among the 10 Sixties models on display.
A Jaguar D-Type ‘Ecurie Ecosse’ that finished second at Le Mans in 1957 is one of the stars of the ‘Built for Speed’ display, which also includes a Maserati Tipo 200SI Barchetta from the same era. The more modern offerings comprise a Jaguar XJ220C TWR, Ferrari 458 Italia GTE and Maserati MC12 Versione Corse.
The event’s centerpiece display will be 20 supercars of all ages, charting the development of high-performance vehicles from the 1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing to the Ferrari LaFerrari. The feature runs through the Porsche 911 2.7 RS of the ‘70s, the Ferrari 288 GTO of the ‘80s and Jaguar XJ220 TWR of the ’90 before reaching the most amazing supercars of this century. The Bugatti Veyron, Lexus LFA, and Pagani Huarya will all be on display, alongside each of the ‘hypercar holy trinity’ from Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren.
The ‘Modern Bespokes’ category is for those vehicles that hark back to the golden age of coachbuilding – specially designed bodies built around existing chassis. Prime examples are the one-of-seven Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder, using an Alfa Romeo 8C as its base, and the Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer.
Fans of American Muscle will be treated to a collection of cars from the anonymous ‘Collector’. Six cars, all finished in black, chart the biggest names in American performance cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s; the Dodge Challenger T/A, Plymouth Barracuda and Chevrolet El Camino SS.
Alongside car displays from a number of the world’s leading performance and classic car experts, the City Concours is also hosting a display of two-wheeled vehicles; The History of the Superbike. Looking back all the way to the 1928 Brough Superior SS100, the display includes the 1939 Velocette KTT Mk8, 1975 Ducati 750SS and 2016’s Kawasaki H2R.
Andrew Evans, City Concours director, said: “With the help of some of the world’s foremost motoring experts we’ve gathered a collection of vehicles, the likes of which has never seen been seen before in the City of London. With the help of our partners, we’ll have a total of over 100 vehicles on display, a number of hospitality options and a range of high-end luxury goods. The City Concours is the world-class automotive show that the City of London has been missing.”
Visitors will also be to browse a number of attractions from the event’s partners, including the Taittinger Champagne bar, timepiece displays from Breguet and Glashütte, and art from Freire Printz, Unique & Limited, Collier Dobson and CARisma Photo. Official Outfitter to the City Concours, Mason & Sons, will on-hand with a display of its latest clothes and accessories from a range of Great British brands.
The City Concours will be held from 8-9 June at the Honourable Artillery Company grounds, near to Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations.
The full list of cars at City Concours:
1903 Daimler 14 HP Tonneau Tourer
1907 ITALA 40HP
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London to Edinburgh
1913 Twombley Model A
1927 Bentley 3L Speed Wayman
The Joy of the Road
1930 Bentley Open Sports Tourer
1935 Lagonda M45R T9 Rapide
1937 Frazer Nash BMW 328
1958 Triumph TR3A
1957/58 Porsche 356 Speedster Super
1962 Maserati Vignale Spyder 3500
1970 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
2017 BAC Mono
1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale
1956 Austin Healey 100M
The Swinging Sixties
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupé
1961 Jaguar E-type S1 Roadster ‘Flat Floor’ #60
1964 AC Cobra 289 Mk 2 Sports
1965 Lotus Elan
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB ‘Short Nose’
1970 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV
1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
1969 Morris Mini-Cooper S
1967 Aston Martin DB6 MK1 Vantage Volante
1969 Porsche 911
Built for Speed
1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica
1956 Maserati Tipo 200s Barchetta
1956 Jaguar D-type Ecurie Ecosse Long Nose ‘XKD 603’
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione Series 3 #16425
2002 Porsche 996 GT3 RS
2013 Ferrari 458 Italia GTE
1993 Jaguar XJ220C TWR
2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corse
Evolution of the Supercar Part 1
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Gullwing’
1956 Jaguar XKSS #769
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Touring
1973 De Tomaso Pantera GT5
1974 Ferrari 365 Berlinetta Boxer
1975 Lancia Stratos
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato
Evolution of the Supercar Part 2
1991 Jaguar XJR 15
1992 Jaguar XJ220 TWR
2010 Bugatti Veyron
2005 Ford GT
2006 Maserati MC12
2012 Lexus LFA
2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale
Evolution of the Supercar Part 3
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Ferrari La Ferrari
2014 Pagani Huayra
2016 Aston Martin Vulcan
2015 McLaren P1
1969/2013 Eagle E Type Low Drag Coupé
2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Zagato
1992/2012 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer
2016 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder by Touring
2000 David Brown Mini Remastered
2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith by P&A Wood
2016 David Brown Speedback GT
2017 Range Rover Supersport
1966 Aston Martin DB5 Radford Shooting Brake
‘The Collector’: American Muscle
1966 Dodge Coronet Deluxe Hemi “Police Special”
1969½ Plymouth Road Runner 440 6-Pack
1969 Dodge A12 Superbee 440-6 Pack 4 Speed
1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS-6
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 6-Pack
1970 Plymouth Barracuda 440 6-Pack
History of the Superbike
1928 Brough Superior SS100 ‘Alpine Grand Sport’
1939 Velocette KTT Mk8
1971 MV Agusta 750S
1975 Ducati 750SS
2016 Kawasaki H2R