Palace Het Loo Concours Continues to Grow


On July 1 and 2, 2017 was the 13th International Concours d’Elégance at Palace Het Loo. In the heart of the Netherlands, at the edge of Apeldoorn, lies this famous over 300 year old grand house and gardens and since 1999 it has been the beautiful backdrop of the Concours d’Elégance. On the courts and between the old trees were found the most spectacular classic cars and prototypes in a Royal atmosphere.

This festival devoted to classic automobiles has several main components:

  • International Concours d’Elégance Palace Het Loo: The International Concours d’Elégance Palace Het Loo is the base pillar of the weekend. Around 70 internationally selected classics battled for the title “Best of Show 2017”. Selected entries were divided into specially formed classes and judged by an international jury on elegance, originality, restoration and presentation.

  • National Concours d’Elégance Palace Het Loo: Apart from the renowned International Concours we have the National Concours. In this Concours were found the cars that defined the landscape of the 1960s.

  • In addition: The Classic Sprint; Salon Prive & Sponsor Pavilions; Club Concours - Picnic at the Palace; Royal Fair & Classic Car Sales; Rolling Kitchens & Entertainment; Classic Car Parking; Catwalk & Elégance.

Apart from the competing cars there were a lot of others to be seen - cars from private collections, displays in a theme, Renault Alpine (new and old), 90 years of Volvo and many more… including 70 years of Ferrari.

Ferraris in the Concours d’Elégance at Palace Het Loo:

  • 166 Inter, 029 S (2nd in Class)

  • 250 GT Boano, 0433 GT

  • 250 GT SWB Competizione, 1849 GT (1st in Class)

  • 250 GT/L Lusso, 5861 GT (Junior Jury award)

  • 275 GTB/4, 09795 (2nd in Class)

  • 330 GTC, 10849

  • 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, 16549 (1st in Class)

Ferraris in the Ferrari 70 Display:

  • 212 Inter, 0225 EL

  • 500 Mondial, 0414 MD

  • 250 GT SWB, 2055 GT

  • 250 GT California Spyder, 1183 GT

  • Dino 246 GT, 00896

  • 365 GTB/4 Daytona, 13285

  • 365 GTB/4 Daytona Comp Conversion, 13851

  • 365 GT/4 BB, 18003

  • Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet, 77848 (used by Pope in 1988 visit to Fiorano)

  • F40, 85396

  • 599 GTO, 177988

  • F12 TdF, 222325

Images from Hugo Garritsen at hugo.garritsen@planet.nl. Information from Hugo, and Yvo Alexander.

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