From June 6 to 8 in central London at the Museum of the Honorary Artillery Company, the London Concours d’Elegance will take place for the seventh time. One of the most spectacular categories of the competition, the Golden Age Coupe, will feature such automotive legends as the Jaguar E-type, the Aston Martin DB5 and the Ferrari 250GT SWB.
German manufacturers in the class are represented by the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and the Porsche 356C. The 300SL was the fastest production car at the time of its release in 1954, and the 356C was the last Porsche model before the iconic 911.
Also fighting for the win will be two of the most recognizable “Brits,” both with inline sixes: the early Jaguar E-type and the Aston Martin DB5, which gained worldwide fame for its appearance in James Bond movies.
Of the Italian oldtimers, the Maserati 3500GTI and Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta SWB will arrive. The 3500GTI helped Maserati carve a new niche after retiring from motorsports, and the 250 GT, is arguably one of Ferrari’s most famous sports cars.
“The Golden Age Coupe category will bring together cars that have shaped an entire era in the automotive industry,” said Andrew Evans, director of the competition. – It’s no exaggeration to say that the class will feature the greatest cars ever created. We’re excited to give contest attendees the opportunity to see them up close and fully appreciate the brilliance of design and engineering achievement.”