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Display of 'modern bespoke' vehicles set for City Concours

Published 22 May 2017

A display of exclusive ‘modern bespoke’ vehicles will be part of the attraction at this year’s new City Concours. Held in London from 8-9 June, visitors will be able to see a display of hand-built cars tailored exactly to owners’ specifications.

Models that will grace the lawns of London’s Honourable Artillery Company include a Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer. Each vehicle from the California-based outfit is restored as a bespoke collaboration with the customer. This particular vehicle has its full carbon-fibre body finished in Singer Racing White with black lettering.

The car has a 3.8-litre Cosworth-developed flat-six, mated to a six-speed transmission. Singer describes its work as ‘a love letter to a golden air-cooled era’ of the Porsche 911.

Another reimagining of a classic model is Eagle’s E-type Low Drag Coupé. Taking around 7000 man hours to complete, it uses an E-type as its base but almost everything is new or upgraded. The body is now aluminium rather than steel, there’s an extra two inches in the wheelbase, a lower floorpan, a new five-speed gearbox and plenty more in between.

Porsche 911 Reimagined By Singer

Another big name appearing on the lawn is Zagato - one of the world’s most famous names in bespoke coachbuilding. This year, the event will feature one of Zagato’s bespoke Ferrari models – the 550 GTZ Barchetta.

Only thee Barchetta variants were produced, making it one of the rarest modern Ferraris in existence. Underneath the bonnet is the Ferrari 550’s 5.5-litre V8, but the bodywork has been the subject of a five-month makeover.

Also on display is the one-of-seven Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder. Using an Alfa Romeo 8C as its base, this handcrafted model is finished with a dramatic and retro-inspired body that takes 10,000 hours to complete. Those familiar with the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder won’t fail to spot the similarities between it and its modern namesake.

Andrew Evans, eventdirector, said, ‘What will really set the City Concours apart from any other car event is the calibre of the cars we’re displaying. Our modern bespoke’ category is just one example of the kind of unique and rarely-seen models that we’ll have on display. The chances of seeing one of these cars on the road are extremely low, but we’ll have all of them plus around a hundred more all gathered in the oasis of green that is London’s Honourable Artillery Company.’

Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Spyder

The collection of cars on display isn’t the event’s only attraction, with a number of luxury brands showcasing their goods and a host of quality food and drink options. There will be stands from dealers Stratstone, Romans and Clayton Classics, alongside a display from reborn British sports car maker, Atalanta, and the Official Outfitter to the City Concours, Mason & Sons.

The City Concours will be held from 8-9 June at the Honourable Artillery Company grounds, near to the Barbican and Bank. Tickets to the City Concours are available now from www.cityconcours.co.uk

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