Full line up announced for Auto Royale at Waddesdon Manor

With only six weeks to go before the inaugural event, Auto Royale has this morning announced the full list of entrants in its British International Concours d’Elegance set to take place at Waddesdon Manor from 16 – 18 July.
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Not since 2004 have the lawns of Waddesdon Manor seen such a fine display of rare automotive beauties, when it last hosted the Louis Vuitton 150th Anniversary Classic.

As then, Organisers expect to see thousands of classic and historic car enthusiasts to flock to the French renaissance-styled venue in what some have touted could well be the most impressive and important showcase of concours vehicles to be seen and experienced in the UK this year.

Whilst it is too early to predict which cars might take home the silverware – a beautiful, bespoke collection of trophies created by the master designers at Amalgam Collection – there are some early standouts, today being announced for the first time.

A newly-restored 1950 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe by Saoutchik, last seen pre-restoration at Chantilly Arts & Elegance in 2016.

Modest by comparison to other Saoutchik designs of the era, it is one of only 36 Grand Sports built and has lived in France, Germany and Belgium prior to joining the Rosso Bianco Collection.

Completely different but no less stunning is the 1956 Lancia Florida Berlina by Pinin Farina from the world-famous collection of Corrado Lopresto, a class winner at no less than four European Concours including Villa d’Este.

For pre-war enthusiasts, the concours is notably joined by the Scuderia Ferrari, 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider by Zagato. Not to be confused with the 2020 Salon Prive winner, chassis #2111006, has not seen in public since its class win at the Cartier Style et Luxe at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Its highly successful race career saw it achieve third place in the 1931 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, winning the drivers’ championship for Ferninando Minoia and Alfa before winning the Coppa Ciano with Tazio Nuvolari piloting, famously coming from 4th to take the lead in the handicap by 44 seconds from Louis Chiron’s Bugatti.

A contender for a highly competitive Preservation Class must surely be the 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville by Arthur Mulliner, star of the movie, The Millionairess, alongside Sophia Loren and Peter Sellars. Not seen in the UK since 1950 and originally owned by Raymond Way, its four previous owners have seen it reside in London, Texas, California and South Africa.

Reflecting the true international flavour of Auto Royale, entries have come not only from prominent local owners but also collections in Australia, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Italy.

“It’s been a long time in the making, but it’s truly exciting to finally be able to unveil our complete plans for Auto Royale’s debut event”, say Event Director, Paul Mathers. “Many people have worked tirelessly to curate this collection and bring something we believe is fresh and new to the concours calendar. We are genuinely looking forward to sharing these cars and their stories with the British historic motoring community, and I personally hope that enthusiasts embrace Auto Royale as their own. Everyone is welcome!”.

Tickets for Auto Royale are now on sale at www.autoroyale.orgAuto Royale – the British International Concours d’Elegance – Entrant List

Vintage Class

1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 “Silver Ghost” Torpedo Phaeton by Barker

1924 Aston Martin 1 ½ L Side Valve Open Four-Seater by Albany

1927 Hispano-Suiza H6B Foursome Coupe by Park Ward

1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom

1928 Bentley 6 ½ L by Vanden Plas

1929 Bentley 4 ½ L “Blower”

Pre-War – Closed Class

1933 SS 1 Coupe

1935 Bentley 3 ½ L Swept Wing Pillarless Coupe by Gurney Nutting

1939 Bentley 4 ¼ L Sports Saloon by Hooper

Pre-War – Open Class

1930 Austin Heavy 12 Tourer (Old Min)

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider by Zagato

1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans by Touring

1934 Alfa Romeo 8C Long Chassis Spider by Brianza

1934 Morgan Supersports MX4 Barrell-Back Cabriolet

1937 Delahaye 135M Drophead Coupe by Abbey

1938 SS 100 Drophead Coupe

Post-War – Closed Class

1950 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe by Saoutchik

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Coupe

1955 Lancia Aurelia “Florida” Coupe by Pinin Farina

1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Coupe

1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupe by Vignale

1956 Lancia Aurelia “Florida” Berlina by Pinin Farina

1958 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback

1959 Triumph Italia 2000

Post-War – Open Class

1946 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet by Graber

1948 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport Cabriolet by Franay

1954 Lancia Aurelia B24 GT Spider America

1959 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Convertible

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Post-War – Sports / Racing Class

1950 Ferrari 166MM/212 Export Barchetta “Uovo” by Fontana

1950 Frazer Nash Le Mans “Replica”

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Spider by Vignale

1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 PR “Disco Volante”

1954 HWM Cadillac Sports Racer

1955 Aston Martin DB3S Coupe

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

Classic Class

1961 Facel Vega HK500 Coupe

1963 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage SS

1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V 7-Passenger Limousine

1968 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe

1970 Monteverdi 375 High-Speed Coupe

1972 Iso Grifo Coupe

1974 Maserati Quattroporte by Frua

1979 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine by Mulliner Park Ward

Classic – Performance Class

1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Pinin Farina

1961 Lotus Elite Coupe

1965 Maserati Sebring Coupe

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Coupe

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” Coupe

1975 Ferrari 365 Berlinetta Boxer

Classic – Sports / Racing Class

1960 Triumph TRS Works Roadster

1962 Ferrari 196SP by Fantuzzi

1963 Abarth Simca 2000GT Corsa

1964 Porsche 904 GTS

Contemporary Class

1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prototype by Zagato

1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

1991 Jaguar XJR-15 Coupe

1991 Schuppan 962CR Coupe

1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupe

2015 Jaguar CX-75 Coupe

Preservation Class

1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom Brougham de Ville “Phantom of Love” by Charles Clark & Son

1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Sedanca de Ville by Freestone & Webb

1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville by Athur Mulliner

1949 Bristol 401 Cabriolet by Pinin Farina

Maharaja Class

1904 Napier L49

1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Tourer

1923 Rolls-Royce 20 HP

1923 Rolls-Royce Barrell-Sided Tourer by Barker

1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom Limousine by Maythorn & Sons

1927 Rolls-Royce 20 HP Tourer by Barker

1930 Delage D8 Cabriolet by Figoni

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer by Barker

1934 Invicta 4 ½ L S-Type Tourer

1949 Bentley Mk VI 4-Light Touring Saloon by Hooper

Scaglietti Class

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza

1956 Ferrari 290MM / 250TR

1956 Ferrari 500 TR

1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

1960 Ferrari 250 TR “CEGGA”

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta

1970 Ferrari 246 GT “Dino” Coupe

Sir William Lyons Class

1950 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Competition

1950 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Competition

1951/53 Jaguar XK120 “Hansgen Special”

1954 Jaguar XK 120 Coupe by Pinin Farina

1957 Jaguar XK 150 by Bertone

1957 Jaguar XKSS

1958 Jaguar XK 150 Coupe

1961 Jaguar E-Type Coupe

1961 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight

1961 Jaguar Mk X

Drogo Class

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB “Breadvan”

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE