The incredible Porsche 911s of Salon Privé 2016
Last weekend, the annual Salon Privé show returned to the grounds of Blenheim Palace (nine miles north of Oxford) for a prestigious celebration of all things automotive.
Among the various displays of the latest supercars, the new Porsche 991 GT3 RS was well represented in a wealth of eye-catching colours, while the ranks of collector’s cars was bolstered by an impressive contingent of classic Neunelfers.
On top of the various exhibitions in the palatial gardens, the highlight this year’s Salon Privé, as ever, was the Concours d’Elegance competition that, for 2016, featured a dedicated ‘Porsche Racing Pedigree’ class.
Classic Porsche specialist, Historika cleaned up in the category, with two of its latest restoration projects impressing the judges the most. The firm’s ex-Gérard Larrousse 1970 Porsche 911 ST (the lightest factory 911 ever built) was runner-up with another Tour de France Auto competitor taking top honours.
Fresh from a near-year-long restoration for a customer, the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS (chassis no. 029) was awarded ‘Best in Class’ in the Concours competition, 40 years after finishing second at the Tour de France.
If you weren’t able to make the show (or even if you were and just want to relive the action), we’ve put together a gallery in collaboration with Trackside Images of some of our favourite 911s at the show. Enjoy: