Porsche and McLaren Formula 1 exhibitions join Heveningham Concours
A host of road and race Porsches will be joined by a stellar McLaren grand prix line-up at the concours
The 70th anniversary of Porsche will be celebrated with a display at the Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance, while an exhibition that features seven McLaren Formula 1 cars has also been announced.
Spanning 130 years of history, in total 54 cars will enter the June 30/July 1 event at the Georgian estate in Suffolk. The oldest car confirmed is a 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen with a ’16 Aston Martin Vulcan the newest.
- Film star Delage joins Heveningham concours entries
- 50 of the greatest Porsches to celebrate 70th anniversary
- View UK Porsches listed for sale on AutoClassics
Among the line-up of Porsches is one of only 20 of the lightweight 356B Super 90 GTs ever built, plus a 1974 911 RS and the hybrid 918 Spyder. The manufacturer’s illustrious motorsport history will be well represented also, with a 910 of World Sportscar Championship fame, an ’87 Group C 962 plus a ’97 911 GT1 Evolution – the homologated road car that spawned the winner of that year’s Le Mans.
A total of seven McLaren grand prix cars will assemble on concours lawn. Courtesy of McLaren and car collector David Clark, on display will be MP4/8 from 1993 plus the West-livered MP4/12 and MP4/14 from ’97 and ’99 respectively.
The MP4/23 from 2008, the year that Lewis Hamilton won his first F1 world title, will be joined by the MP4/27 from ’12 – when the team scored its most recent win to date.
Notables from the rest of the concours entry include a BMW 507, MG Metro 6R4 and ’93 Ferrari F40 LM Michelotto alongside a Ferrari 250 GTO.
Max Hunt, chairman of judges, said: ‘Our third concours has attracted entrants from far and wide, including the United States, and the list of exhibitors is extremely varied.
‘During this, the 70th anniversary year of Porsche, we are also really pleased to have so many of Stuttgart’s finest on display - we can’t wait to see everyone at the event.’
For more information about the concours, visit www.heveninghamconcours.com.
McLaren picture courtesy of Motorsport Images
Classic Cars for Sale
Vehicle History The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was Ferrari’s replacement for the smaller Ferrari 456, its larger size results in the 612 having adequate space in the rear seats for adults. The design, especially the large side scallops and the headlights, pays homage to the coach built 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that director Roberto Rossellini had commissioned for his wife, Ingrid Bergman. The 612 was
Spectacular, full nut and bolt restoration Displaying only 65,556 miles! Just released from long-term ownership (over 14 years) Rare and incredibly desirable factory 1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster One of only 1,427 built! 390ci V8 with tastefully upgraded Tri-Power induction Stunning factory color combination Options Include: Power Windows Power Steering Power Brakes
Model History The R Type is the second series of post-war Bentleys produced, replacing the Mark VI. During development it was referred to as the Bentley Mark VII, the chassis cards for these cars describe them as Bentley 7. The R Type name which is now usually applied stems from chassis series RT. The front of the saloon model was identical to the Mark VI, but the boot (trunk) was almost double
Model History Designed at Vignale, the Maserati Indy is a 2-door 4-seater Grand Tourer produced by Maserati from 1969 to 1975. The car was introduced at the Torino Motor Show in 1968 as being a prototype based on a Maserati 4.2 Litre chassis, both Ghia and Vignale showed their potential replacement for the ageing Maserati Sebring and first generation Quatroporte. Vignale’s prototype was prefe