CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE: Baillon Barn Find Maserati
30 June 2017 | England
From Schlosspark Schwetzingen to Pebble Beach and now in Hampton Court Palace, the Concours of Elegance is on a new tour to bring a selection of 60 of the most prized collector cars in the world to roll onto a different ‘finishing hole’ in golf.
The Concours is not a contest to test the speed, but of elegance of the rarest cars around the world, many of which have not even been seen. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged on their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best garner reward and recognition.
This year the most exciting classic car – the Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport ‘Baillon Barn Find’, an extremely rare model in it own right, uniquely original, having been unearthed as part of 2014’s ‘Baillon Barn Find’ would be a part of the race of 2017. It was one of a number of priceless classic vehicles found, untouched for decades, in a French barn.
It's almost around 60 years since this Maserati was built – and having previously remained in the same family for 55 years – the Maserati A6G boasts its original bodywork and mechanicals. Clearly, decades of inactivity have required a thorough recommissioning, but the Maserati is now back on the road again and would be taking part in the Concours of Elegance Tour of Wessex.
A least of thousand cars would gather on the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, celebrating 125 years of automotive development of the world’s most famous brands.
A new central stage would focus on, hosting movable vehicles across the weekend, adding to a new dynamic element, welcoming the display of pre-1905 ‘Veteran’ cars and a handpicked array of the latest ultra-rare modern supercars. The collection will be curated by founder of the Harry’s Garage YouTube channel and evo magazine, Harry Metcalfe.