The Most Beautiful Cars in the World
The greatest collectors in the world flock to the first three Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille Concours d’Etat. One hundred exceptional cars representing the most beautiful creations in the history of the automobile come to the Chantilly Chateau from all over Europe, the United States, South America and Asia.
They were on display on Le Nôtre’s lawns forming a unique ephemeral museum and they show off their charms with a single aim – to be awarded the Best of Show, the “crème de la crème” at Chantilly - where else?
In each of the 15 classes comprising some six cars rareness, history, state of conservation and upkeep are the main criteria taken into account by the hand-picked jury when examining them to select the class winner, an obligatory step to go on to the final which will consecrate the “Queen of the Day.” The FIVA (International Federation of Historic Vehicles) will award a prize for the most beautiful and interesting restoration.
As every year, new classes appear. In 2017, Ferrari 70th birthday celebrated in France oblige, a special tribute will be paid to "Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans"
The 2017 Classes
The sports and racing chain drive cars
The Bugatti 57 S
A great French coachbuilder : Pourtout
Pre-war Alfa Romeo with special bodyworks
Post-war Alfa Romeo with special bodyworks
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the 250
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the prototypes, open cars
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the prototypes, closed cars
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr. 4
Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans : the GT and derivatives
Small & Big : pedal or engine powered period child car and full-scale model
The Ecceterini barchettas : Siata, Stanguellini, Ermini, Osca, Cisitalia, Nardi, Bandini, Moretti, ...
The Ecceterini berlinettas : Siata, Stanguellini, Ermini, Osca, Cisitalia, Nardi, Bandini, Moretti, ...
The great musicians cars
A century of electric motor cars
Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet, Figoni & Falaschi (1938)
Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster 1936
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta de 1938
Ferrari TR 58 de 1958
Bugatti 57 S Atlantic de 1936