60’s and 70’s classics celebrated at Salon Privé's Cars & Coffee meet

  • Salon Privé will bring together best-of-breed 60’s and 70’s classics on Sunday 3rd July event
  • Classics confirmed include BMW 3.0 CSL, Jaguar E-Type Roadster and Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
  • Cars & Coffee preview meetings at Blenheim Palace open to public, adult tickets £14.90
  • Cars & Coffee information and final August 21st - Speed & Style meeting details found here

Following the amazing success of Salon Privé’s inaugural Cars & Coffee meeting earlier this month, details of the cars attending the meeting on the 3rd July at Blenheim Palace have been revealed.

Hot on the heels of the news of 2016’s Chubb Concours d’Elégance class announcement, Salon Privé’s July Cars & Coffee meet will celebrate some of the very best cars made in the 60s and 70s. Visitors will be able to see a public display of best-of-breed classics, which includes a 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL and ex-Ted Toleman Jaguar E-Type Roaster Series 3.

The BMW CSL is a well-known silhouette for all sports car fans. Made in the 70s as a one-off homologation special for the European Touring Car series, this particular CSL is finished in Golf Yellow with a Scheel lightweight interior, and is sure to bring some sunshine to the Cars & Coffee breakfast meet. Also confirmed is a 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible. The Corniche is one of the most popular and longest-running production cars made by Rolls-Royce, and a well-known car of the decade.

Another special car racing to Cars & Coffee is an ex-Ted Toleman Jaguar E-Type from 1974. The later Series 3, V12-powered Roadster has unique provenance, having been owned by the former Formula 1 team owner. The UK-based constructor is most noted for giving Ayrton Senna his first F1 drive, and his car will be prominently displayed at next month’s meeting.

Acting as a public preview of the main Salon Privé event on 1st to 3rd September, 30 classic cars will be on public display in Blenheim’s prestigious East Courtyard as part of July’s get-together. The event, which is open to owners, enthusiasts and connoisseurs, can be enjoyed for a small Blenheim ‘Park & Gardens’ fee.

In true concours style, only the finest classic cars will be on display at the main event in September and early entries for the July edition of Cars & Coffee also include a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. The iconic Gullwing is known to have been the fastest production car of its day with a top speed in excess of 150mph and remains a favourite of both young and old classic car fans.

Salon Privé’s Chubb Concours d’Elégance is celebrated as one of the top three concours competitions in the world and this public preview event will give visitors unrivalled access to these exotic and much-loved classic cars from a golden era of motoring.

Meanwhile, owners are urged to register their interest here for the third and final Cars & Coffee event held on Sunday 21st August. Entitled ‘Speed & Style’, the Sunday meeting will pay homage to phenomenal power and elegance, as well as acting as a preview for the popular Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition. Guests to this August event will have the opportunity to enjoy some amazing cars and soak up the opulence of Blenheim Palace at the final coffee morning ahead of the main Salon Privé event.   

Tickets for Salon Privé are available now, including the Full Hospitality option for each of the three days, which includes luncheon, complimentary bar, afternoon tea and access to all areas of Salon Privé, as well as Blenheim Palace, Park and Gardens. More details and online booking are available here.

To apply to pre-register and enter your supercar or classic vehicle at the Cars & Coffee Sunday meetings please complete the application form on our website here.

Guests of Cars & Coffee are welcomed at each event for a ‘Park & Gardens’ fee of £14.90 per person and £6.90 per child (these can be upgraded, at no cost, to annual ‘Palace, Park & Gardens’ passes).

For Cars & Coffee enquiries, please contact:

Dan Barkaway - Events Co-ordinator - 01753 827 632 or 07784 888 309


Media contacts:

Matt Sanger: 0207 952 1079 or msanger@torqueagencygroup.com

Hannah Burgess: 0207 952 1092 or hburgess@torqueagencygroup.com

James Coghlan: 0207 952 1076 or jcoghlan@torqueagencygroup.com

Media accreditation for Salon Privé 2016 is now open: follow the link to the online form

Limited media passes for the Sunday morning events can be requested by emailing Torque Agency Group directly.

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About Salon Privé:

Now in its 11th year, Salon Privé is firmly established as the UK’s most prestigious Luxury Supercar Show & Concours d’Élégance. It returns to the opulent grounds of Blenheim Palace for the second year running in 2016 from Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd September. The three-day event incorporates the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Élégance, Boodles Ladies’ Day and The Salon Privé Supercar Show, also showcasing The Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition, the EFG Art and Memorabilia Fair and The Salon Privé Sale. Salon Privé takes pride and place amongst the leading automotive shows of the world including the U.S.’s Pebble Beach and Italy’s Villa d’Este. 

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