Salon Privé presented a Wealth Of The World’s Finest Motor Vehicles

A Concours d’Elégance in the truest sense, Salon Privé is the most luxurious of garden parties set against the backdrop of Blenheim Palace

1st September, United Kingdom 


In its 13th consecutive year, Salon Privé is one of the longest-running and most established automotive events in the UK. Held in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace, one of the World’s finest UNESCO World Heritage sites, the event is the most luxurious of garden parties set against an opulent and historic backdrop.

Berkeley Bespoke had unrivalled access to some of the most exclusive modern and classic vehicles, as well as the very latest luxury models. The event attracted some of the rarest and most exquisite cars ever produced, many of which are flown in from overseas for visitors to admire.

CONCOURS MASTERS CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF PORSCHE AT SALON PRIVÉ

Appropriately, 70 landmark examples of this legendary German marque were on display during the hotly-anticipated Concours Masters Celebration of 70 Years of Porsche on Saturday 1st September, staged within the majestic grounds of Blenheim Palace.

Among the many rarities that were shown – was a 1963 Porsche 356B GS Carrera 2000 Coupé with coachwork by Karosserie Reutter of Stuttgart. This fabulous machine, one of only twelve ever built in right-hand drive configuration, was the fastest-ever variant of road-going 356 in period. Originally soldvia AFN Motors, and since restored to era-correct form, right down to its Bali Blue hue, this particular example is bound to be a standout among a raft of sensational street and competition models.

Similarly, another challenger for a later model class was the 1997 Porsche 993 GT2, one of only 7 right-hand drive cars. Designed as Porsche’s customer race car for the 1995 season, only 167 werebuilt, of which 110 were for track with 57 road-going.

Staged in association with Pirelli, Lockton Private Clients and Chubb Insurance, Concours Masters Celebrated 70 Years of Porsche – truly thrilling event for owners and fans alike.

Dominic Sandivasci, Pirelli UK Chairman & CEO, said:

” We are so delighted that our association with Salon Privé is set to continue for a fourth year. Salon Privé is the perfect fit for us with its focus on Prestige, a segment of the market which is key for us, and many of the cars on display will have Pirelli as Original Equipment.

Whether it’s stunning motoring rarities, game-changing hypercars, to highfashion and beautiful surroundings, there’s only one way to get the full Salon Privé experience – by experiencing it!”

Rolls-Royce Cullinan featured in the latest Berkeley Bespoke magazine

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to Present Cullinan – The World’s Most Luxurious SUV at Salon Privé

When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch Cullinan, it did so in the knowledge that its customers around the world had asked it to build “The Rolls-Royce of SUVs”, with luxury, performance and usability not seen before in the SUV market.

It was a pleasure to be welcomed by David & Andrew Bagley and to discover the latest model.  ‘With Cullinan, Rolls-Royce has managed to combine class-leading on-road behaviour with effortless off-road all-terrain capability – it is a truly astonishing car’, commented Sales Director & Co-Founder, David Bagley.

Rolls-Royce’s proprietary all-aluminium architecture, the Architecture of Luxury, gave the craftspeople, engineers and designers at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, complete freedom to create the most technologically advanced luxury SUV in the world. The new 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 has been completely reworked to deliver 563bhp/420kW and 850Nm of torque at the lowest possible revolutions (1,600 rpm) and, when mated to the all-new all-wheel drive and all-wheel steer system, an experience that is truly effortless, everywhere.

Berkeley Bespoke had the pleasure to experince Wiesmann cars and to discuss the latest plans for a reengineered model, that is projected to come out of the Dulmen factory in Germany within 2 years. Wiesmann marked its return to bespoke sports car manufacturing with a display of two of its V8-powered Heritage Editions, a GTMF5 Coupe and an MF4 Roadster.

Founded in 1988, Wiesmann started out as a manufacturer of low-volume sports cars. All hand-built, the cars were beautifully finished and thanks to German precision engineering and its pioneering, unmistakeably unique design, offered incredible handling and performance, not to mention, exceptional build quality. Following the classic sports car configuration of long swooping bonnet and short rear end, they built cars for enthusiasts with a great appreciation for design performance and luxury. Thanks to the bespoke production process, every car is unique allowing each owner to fully appreciate the personalisation experience leading to a completely individual car.

Andrew Bezhenar in Wiesmann

 

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