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This year Salon Privé concours had also caught the Le Mans celebration bug! We were invited to help them celebrate the occasion by providing a selection of notable Le Mans cars for a special display.

It was important to us to show some variety and evolution of the great race so our display cars ranged from 1985 through to 2011; many people believe that this period was the golden era of endurance racing. Each of the cars hold incredible stories and are an important part of endurance racing history. The display consisted of our Works Rothmans Porsche 962, Cabin Porsche 962 RLR, XJ220-C, Porsche 993 GT2R and Works 458 GTE. 

Find out more about each of the cars below:

Other significant racecars in the concours included the 1965 Le Mans runner up Ferrari 250 LM, three times Le Mans class podium Porsche 911 3.0 RSR and McLaren F1 GTR. The concours also featured a range of incredible road cars both post and pre war.

The concours and manufacturer cars were displayed within the impressive Blenheim Palace grounds and guests could enjoy the cars amongst the wonderful setting with complimentary champagne. The event also included a grand dinner held inside the great hall of the palace and accompanied by opera singers.

“We’re delighted to continue the celebrations for 100 years of the Le Mans 24 Hours with our own expertly curated display of legendary cars. All these cars have colourful stories and I’m sure our guests will enjoy seeing them up close and capturing their powerful potency, sharing no doubt on social media, to continue the celebration of 100 years of Le Mans!” - Salon Privé co-founder and director David Bagley.