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While Sunday morning the Atlantic appropriate presented herself cleaned most of the race Ferrari kept the dirt
they collected the day before. This giving them a nice kind of “off-the-track” appearance.
Ferrari: With nearly one third of the exhibited cars being of the Italian marque it nearly forces to make a
comparison with the 70th anniversary celebration at Maranello same weekend. And organizer Peter Auto does
not have to hide in shame. Establishing a connection to „Le Mans Classic“ , one of its other events, they
showed 27 cars with Le Mans history divided in 5 classes. So they covered history from 1958 winner s/n
0728TR to a 2008 Ferrari 430 GT2. Only the very early cars you might bewail missing.
Most impressive being a row of seven 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr. IV racers and the view of 250 GT Sperimentale
s/n 2643GT, Ferrari „Breadvan“ s/n 1819GT, a 250 GTO/62 s/n 4293GT and the very last 250 GTO/64 s/n
5575GT side by side.
But wait, there was so much more to see than just Ferraris: Another 57 cars of all era where presented in 11
classes. From chain driven racers early last century to history of electric driven cars.
From special bodied Alfa Romeo (pre- and postwar) to the works of French coachbuilder Pourtout.
From “Ecceterini” open and close to........
The Bugatti 57S: One of the big crowd puller of the day. With a stunning Atalante by Gangloff s/n 57532, a
very original works Atalante s/n 57542 and a very beautiful Cabriolet by Vanvooren s/n 57571, the class finally
was completed by one of the mystical Bugatti 57S Atlantic s/n 57374. The latter entered by Merle & Peter
Mullin from United States.
Concept Cars: Beside all these classic cars Chantilly also hosts (and judges) new Concept cars. Coming
from Citroen, Renault, McLaren, DS Automobiles and Aston Martin, each one got his own small pavilion
where it was guided by a model wearing dresses of famed French couturiers.
In the end judges had a tough job. Too tough as it seems as both prices Best-of-Show (Classic and Concept)
where divided. For the concepts winners are Renault Trezor and Citroen Cxperience.
Classic Cars where divided between Merle and Peter Mullin’s Bugatti 57S Atlantic (pre-war) and Sir Michael
Kadoorie´s 1958 Le Mans winning Ferrari 250 Testarossa.
Chantilly establishes itself as one of the top concours events in Europe, showing for the fourth year in a row a
high class selection spanning a wide field of taste and preference.
Text & Images … Wolfgang Singhof
Best of Show Concours d'Elegance
Renault Trezor & Balmain
Citroën CXPERIENCE & Yang Li
Best of Show Concours d'Etat
Pre-war: Bugatti 57 S Atlantic (1936)
Post-war: Ferrari TR 58 (1958)
A great French coachbuilder: Pourtout
1st: Delage D8-120 S Coach Sport (1939)
Special award: Remi Danvignes CD4 Roadster (1938)
The great musician’s cars
1st: Porsche 911 3.0L RS (ex Herbert von Karajan)(1974)
Special award: Iso Grifo A3C (ex Johnny Hallyday)(1965)
1st: Peugeot 202 ‘‘boulangère’’ (1949)
A century of electric motor cars
1st: Detroit Electric Model D Brougham(1910)
The sports and racing chain drive cars
1st: Gladiator Grand Prix (1904)
Special award: Panhard Grand Prix (1908)
Pre-war Alfa Romeo with special bodyworks
1st: Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Spider Zagato MM (1929)
Special award: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM Torpedo/Cabriolet Brandone (1933)
Post-war Alfa Romeo with special bodyworks
1st: Alfa Romeo 3000 CM "Superflow IV" Pinin Farina (1960)
Special award: Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Zagato (1955)
The Ecceterini barchettas
1st: Siata 500 Record (1946)
Special award: Osca Maserati S-498 (1959)
The Ecceterini berlinettas
1st: Aguzzoli Condor (1964)
Special award: Osca MT4 LM (1952)
Small & Big
1st: Bugatti Type 52 Baby (1926) & Bugatti Type 35 (1926)
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: the GT and derivatives
1st: Ferrari 512 BBLM (1980) (châssis # 32129)
Special award: Ferrari F40 (1992) (châssis # 74045)
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: the prototypes, open cars
1st: Ferrari TR58 (1958)(s/n 0728)
Special award: Ferrari Dino 166 SP (1965) (s/n 0834)
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: the prototypes, closed cars
1st: Ferrari 250 LM (1964) (s/n 5891)
Special award: Ferrari 512 S (1970) (s/n 1016)
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: the 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr. 4
1st: Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr IV (1972)
Special award: Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr IV (1972) (s/n 15681)
2nd: Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr IV (1970) (s/n 15373)
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: the 250
1st: Ferrari 250 GTO "62" (1962) (s/n 4293GT)
Special award: Ferrari 250 GT Sperimentale (1961) (s/n 2643GT)
2nd: Ferrari 250 GTO "64" (1964) (s/n 5575GT)
The Bugatti 57 S
1st: Bugatti 57 S Atlantic (1936)
Special award: Bugatti 57 SC Atalante (1937)
2nd: Bugatti 57 S Gangloff Coupé (1937)