PRINCE Charles' beloved Aston Martin is among the spectacular cars on display at this weekend's royal motor show.
The 1969 DB6 Volante, gifted to HRH by the Queen for his 21st birthday, joins vintage Ferraris and a 119-year-old Panhard at Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace.
The glamorous event, a staple in any petrolhead's calendar, brings together a selection of the rarest vehicles from around the world.
More than 70 jaw-dropping cars will be on display across the three days, from September 2 to 4, for a special celebration of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.
Among them will be an "effortlessly cool" Aston Martin in Seychelles Blue, belonging to the Prince of Wales.
The motor, modernised in 2008 to run on waste from the British wine and cheese industries, was a birthday present from his grandmother in 1969.
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He once said he was "devoted" to the vehicle as it has provided him with "real pleasure and enjoyment" – but he did lend it to William and Kate for their wedding in 2011.
Also on display until Sunday is a Panhard et Levassor from 1903.
The horseless carriage features a licensed Daimler engine and is arguably the world's first passenger car.
It will appear alongside several Rolls-Royce and Bentley classics, including the 1930 Speed 6 Blue Train Coupe which famously beat a train travelling from Canne to Calais along the Côte d’Azur in France.
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But many will flock to Richmond, south west London, to see the "sensational selection" of vintage Ferraris.
The 1957 500 TRC is expected to be one of the biggest hits as what is widely accepted as the most beautiful completion car of all time.
But the 2022 Monza SP1 will likely also be a crowd-pleaser with its "contours that appear to be crafted by the wind".
Other manufacturers at Concours of Elegance include Stanley, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, Lamborghini and Porsche.
A spokesperson for the event said: "These sensational cars, and many more will make up the 70-strong display of rare and spectacular Concours Cars at this September’s glamorous event.
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"Over the course of three days, these 70 cars will be joined by nearly 1,000 other luxury and performance cars of all ages, as well as a line-up of the world's most sought-after brands for a celebration of fine craftsmanship, design and innovation throughout the ages.
"There will also be a live collector car auction by Gooding & Co."
CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE 2022 ENTRANTS
- 1903 Panhard et Levassor
- 1908 Darracq SS Course
- 1911 Stanley Steamer Model 62 Tourer
- 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost ’London to Edinburgh’
- 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Touring
- 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Shooting Break
- 1925 Vauxhall 30/98 OE Wensum
- 1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Vanden Plas Open Tourer
- 1930 Bentley Speed 6 Blue Train Coupe
- 1930 Cord L-29 Brougham
- 1930 Aston Martin International Coupe
- 1931 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Swept Tail Sports Saloon
- 1932 Delage D8 S
- 1933 Packard Twelve 1005 Coupe Roadster
- 1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Convertible Coupe Roadster
- 1934 Packard Twelve 1107 Formal Sedan
- 1935 Jensen Motors Limited S1 Sports Tourer
- 1936 Packard Twelve 1007 Convertible Victoria
- 1936 Packard Twelve 1407 All-Weather Cabriolet
- 1936 Bentley 4 1/4-Litre Derby Veth & Zoon
- 1937 Alvis Speed 25 Special Two-seater Sports
- 1937 Bentley 41/4-Litre Aerofoil Sport
- 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia
- 1938 Delage D8-120 S ’de Villars’
- 1938 Packard Twelve 1607 Convertible Coupe
- 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet Drophead Coupe
- 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide
- 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C-2500 SS Touring Berlinetta
- 1950 Ferrari 195 Coupe
- 1951 Porsche 356 Split Window Coupe
- 1953 Bristol 404 Coupe
- 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Vignale Coupe
- 1954 Bentley R Type by Abbott
- 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
- 1955 Austin Healey 100S
- 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Scaglietti
- 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Coupe
- 1956 Maserati A6G Zagato
- 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Sports Racer
- 1957 Bentley S1 Four-door lightweight Saloon
- 1959 Porsche 356 T2A Coupe
- 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series 2 Coupe
- 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp 61 Sefac Hot Rod
- 1961 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 Works
- 1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
- 1963 ATS 3000 GT Allemano Coupe
- 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
- 1963 AC Cobra Roadster
- 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ1 Tubolare Zagato Coupe
- 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C
- 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale ’Tre Posti’ Coupe
- 1966 Aston Martin DB5 V8 Development Prototype Coupe
- 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS
- 1968 Ford GT40 MK 3 Coupe
- 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT
- 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Drophead Coupe
- 1969 Porsche 917K
- 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volante
- 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Series 1 Volante
- 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Coupe
- 1972 De Tomaso Mangusta Coupe
- 1972 Fiat Dino 2.4 Spider
- 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 Litre ’Mexico Blue’
- 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 Litre ’Guards Red’
- 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ’Periscopio’
- 1991 1991 Jaguar XJR 15
- 1992 McLaren MP47
- 1994 Bugatti EB110 SS RHD
- 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Sports
- 2005 Porsche Carrera GT ’Zagato’
- 2021 Bugatti Divo
- 2022 Ferrari Monza SP1
(The list is subject to change without notice)
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