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Concours of Elegance

This week will see Windsor Castle open its gates to the Concours of Elegance show, set to feature a display of 60 rare cars in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.

The event takes place between 7-9 September and will tell the story of British motoring as vehicles are driven towards Windsor on the Royal Automobile Club’s “Best of British” tour. Queen Elizabeth II has permitted vehicles such as the Lotus Elan, Jaguar E-type and Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost to wheel their way inside the Cambridge Gate, on the first public day, September 8.

The Aston Martin Owners’ Club will bring another 60 cars to represent each year of the Queen’s reign, including the very latest and rare One-77 super and the famous DB4GT Zagato.

On Sunday, September 9, a further 60 cars, again a representation for each year The Queen’s reigned, will drive up The Long Walk and park at the Castle as part of the Octane Jubilee Tour.

Many of the cars on display with be visiting the UK for the first time, so it’s an excellent opportunity to take advantage of this offering. All those who prefer their vehicles with two wheels, a classic 1948 Vincent Black Lightning Prototype motorcycle, better known as the Rollie Free’s ‘Bathing Suit Bike’ is amongst the vehicles at the event.

There’ll also be a display of rare horse-drawn carriages and a selection of classic Royal cars; among them Prince Charles’ 1969 Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII used by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their wedding. This Aston Martin is one of the rarest and most sought-after models as only a handful were ever produced.

Tickets (in advance only) cost £35 for adults and £17.50 for children aged 5-17. Tickets available here www.concoursofelegance.co.uk

Here’s a list of all cars set to attend

· 1952 Bentley R Type // Riley RME

· 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 // Austin Healey 100 // Porsche 550

· 1954 Jaguar XK140 // Alfa Romeo Giulietta // Jensen 541

· 1955 Bentley S1 // Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud // Jaguar Mk1

· 1956 Austin Healey 100-6 // BMW 507 // Jaguar Mk VIII

· 1957 Jaguar XK150 //Lotus 7

· 1958 Lancia Flaminia // Bristol 406 // Aston Martin DB4

· 1959 Mini // Jaguar Mk2 // Maserati 5000GT

· 1960 Alvis TD21 // Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato // Saab 96

· 1961 Jaguar E-Type // Lancia Flavia // Triumph TR4

· 1962 MGB // Bentley S3 // Alfa Romeo Giulia

· 1963 Aston Martin DB5 // Lamborghini 350GT // Gorfon Keeble

· 1964 Porsche 911 // Ferrari 275GTB // Sunbeam Tiger

· 1965 Ford Mustang // Ford GT40 // Aston Martin DB6 // Bristol 409

· 1966 Jensen Interceptor // Lamborghini Miura // Alfa Romeo Spider

· 1967 Toyota 2000GT // Aston Martin DBS // TVR Vixen

· 1968 Ferrari Daytona // Morgan Plus 8 // Triumph TR5

· 1969 Bristol 411 // Triumph TR6 // Ford Capri

· 1970 Range Rover // Triumph Stag // Citroen SM // Lamborghini Urraco

· 1971 Maserati Bora // Alfa Romeo Alfasud // Bentley Corniche

· 1972 Bentley Corniche // Lancia Stratos // Jenson-Healey

· 1973 Ferrari 308 GT4 // Maserati Khamsin

· 1974 Lamborghini Countach // Lotus Eclat

· 1975 Triumph TR7 // Jaguar XJ-S // Rolls-Royce Camargue

· 1976 Aston Martin Lagonda // Lotus Esprit // Porsche 924

· 1977 Porsche 928 // Alfa Romeo Giulietta // BMW E23

· 1978 BMW M1 // Mazda RX-7

· 1979 Lancia Delta // Mercedes-Benz S-Class W126

· 1980 Audi quattro // Ferrari Mondial // Austin Metro

· 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 // Lamborghini Jalpa // Maserati Biturbo

· 1982 Lotus Excel // Porsche 944

· 1983 BMW M635CSi // Land Rover Defender // Peugeot 205

· 1984 Ferrari 288GTO // Ferrari Testarossa // Bentley 8

· 1985 Bentley Turbo R // BMW M5 // Ferrari 328

· 1986 Porsche 959 // BMW M3 // Aston V8 Zagato

· 1987 Ferrari F40 // Ferrari 348 // Land Rover Discovery

· 1988 Porsche 964

· 1989 Aston Martin Virage // BMW Z1

· 1990 Honda NSX

· 1991 TVR Griffith // Bentley Continental R

· 1992 McLaren F1 // Jaguar XJ220 // Ferrari 456

· 1993 Aston Martin DB7 // Porsche 993

· 1994 Maserati Quattroporte // Jaguar XJ // Ferrari F355

· 1995 Ferrari 355GTS

· 1996 Lotus Elise // TVR Cerbera // Porsche Boxster

· 1997 Jaguar XK // Bentley Turbo RT

· 1998 Bentley Arnage // Porsche 996

· 1999 Pagani Zonda // Ferrari 360

· 2000 Lotus Exige // Morgan Aero 8 // BMW Z8

· 2001 Aston Martin Vanquish

· 2002 Ferrari Enzo // Koenigsegg CC8S // Lamborghini Murciélago

· 2003 Lamborghini Gallardo // Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren

· 2004 Porsche Carrera GT // Aston Martin DB9 // Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

· 2005 Bugatti Veyron // Aston Martin Vantage // Gumbert Apollo

· 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano // Lotus Europa S // Audi R8

· 2007 Nissan GT-R // Maserati GranTurismo

· 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe // Jaguar XF // Lotus Evora

· 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia // Aston Martin Rapide // Jaguar XJ

· 2010 Aston Martin One-77 // Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

· 2011 Lamborghini Aventador // Ferrari FF // Porsche 991