Cars, Style and Glamour at Salon Privé

The fabulous garden party bringing together the rarest classic automobiles, alongside the most anticipated new launches, supercars and world-class luxury lifestyle, returned to its stunning backdrop of Blenheim Palace for another year of debuts and the coveted Salon Privé Concours.

Opening the show this year was Aston Martin’s DB12 Volante, which made its European debut alongside some of the marque’s most prized models to date, which all take pride of place as Aston Martin’s 110th-anniversary celebrations continued. Guests were treated to a rare glimpse of cars that formed the carmaker’s history, and highlights included the 1920s Bamford & Martin, a 1958 DB4, a DB5 Goldfinger and 1980s Vantage.

Joining Aston in making debuts was Electrogenic, who unveiled its latest bespoke electric creation, a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II. Fully converted to an electric engine with a range of around 150 miles, the motoring icon has been future-proofed with its new dynamics and was presented at this year’s show.

The highlight of this year’s show was undoubtedly the crowning of Lord Bamford’s 1937 Bugatti Type 57S by Corsica, which won this year’s Salon Privé Concours presented by Aviva.

Other notable happenings this year included showcases by Lamborghini of its new Revuelo and showcases of its V12, V10 and V8 models and a very glamourous affair during Boodles Ladies Day, which saw women wear their best hat to be in with the chance of winning a piece of Boodles jewellery.


Text by Jaz Grewal