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The vintage cars that caught our eye at the London Concours

The annual automotive garden party featured some of the best in classic automobiles.

Concours events, which began in Paris in the 17th century, were a way for aristocrats to parade their horse-drawn carriages during summer weekends and holidays. While the mode of transportation has changed, the aim remains the same: displaying classic automobiles for the enjoyment of the public. Last month, with permission from the ruling government, London hosted a socially-distanced Concours across two days in the beautiful gardens of the historic Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters. Over 120 cars, from the automotive classics of the 50s and 60s to more recent icons, were presented to the public. The Peak highlights four of our favourites from the show on the following page.

  • Ferrari 330 GTS

    Ferrari 330 GTS

    Ah, the golden era of convertibles. The 60s were all about soft tops and solid engineering, and the car that best epitomised that period was the Ferrari 330 GTS. Dubbed the “first Ferrari in which you could actually enjoy your radio”, the vehicle was unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show and became one of Ferrari’s more popular models, even to this day.

    A mint condition 330 GTS by Pininfarina recently went under the hammer for US$1.7 million (S$2.3 million) at a Sotheby’s auction. Only 99 examples (of the Spider variant) were produced, making the 330 GTS one of the rarest Ferraris on the market today.

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