SALON PRIVÉ CONFIRMS ITS 3RD UK DEBUT WITH THE ATELIERS DIVA TARGA
Salon Privé is in its 14th year and is much loved by car enthusiasts and aficionados. The UK’s most exclusive automotive Garden Party is held within the grounds of Blenheim Palace, showcasing a globally-recognised Concours and a one-marque ‘Masters’ celebration within the same, spectacular four-day event - definitely worth a visit if you are car-obsessed!
What to Expect
Thursday 5th September: ‘Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance’, with 50 eclectic historic cars and 20 motorbikes on show.
Friday 6th September: ‘Salon Privé Ladies’ Day by Boodles’, a popular British social event for ladies who hope to be papped by certain publications. Salon Privé LIVE is in the evening, located in nearby Woodstock.
Saturday 7th September: ‘Salon Privé Bentley Masters by Chubb Insurance, Pirelli & Lockton Private Clients’, an event that celebrates Bentley’s 100th Anniversary. A perfect excuse for yet more Champagne.
Sunday 8th September: The Salon Privé Classic & Supercar finale day.
Ateliers Diva Targa
Located on the outskirts of Paris, Crubilé Sport has decades of experience restoring and repairing some of the rarest and most historically important Porsche racing cars ever built. They are regarded as one of the world’s foremost specialists of the marque, so it’s no wonder that Salon Privé have partnered up with them.
When the two co-founders of French Porsche Specialist, Crubilé Sport finished the Le Mans Classic race, in a Porsche 935 and a 911 RSR R5, they dreamt of going back to Paris in a car that would offer the same ultimate performance and emotion but with real comfort and refinement. In essence, they wanted to combine the thrill of a 935 with the reliability of a modern 991 and the elegance of a classic 2.4S.
In 2018, Ateliers Diva was born. Jeremy Garamond, Partner at Ateliers Diva said “The original idea was to build a Porsche that connects those fearsome racers with the regular cars we use in everyday life.” After much hard work, along came the Targa.
The Ateliers Diva Targa starts its life as a 2 or 4-wheel drive 964 which is then taken back to its shell and treated thoroughly. It is then fitted with a classic narrow body, hand-built in carbon fibre; along with other weight-saving measures, this allows the weight to be kept down to just over 1,100kg. The body is widened by 3 centimetres to allow for all of the modern (and larger) technology that lies beneath the curves. Power comes from a howling all-new 4.2-Litre engine, offering a sensational performance and a specialist suspension system and a custom exhaust have been created specifically for this car.
Inside the car, the customers tastes and specification are carefully considered, with award-winning interior designer, Tristan Auer on-hand to advise on styling. The car can be fully personalised whilst retaining signature design queues from the early 911s. Targas are very limited, with just 25 being built alongside 25 Coupes and 25 Safaris - it takes 12 months to build each precision-built, hand-crafted car.
Co-Founder & Sales Director of Salon Privé, David Bagley commented “We are witnessing an extraordinary number of new launches at this year’s event. Some are ultra-modern EVs and others, like the Ateliers Diva Targa pay homage to the past with stunningly hand-crafted, bespoke-built machines utilizing modern technology and racing-derived engines – with these cars, you get the very best of both worlds; a stunning as well as enjoyable daily driver or an out-and-out racer – you choose. The attention to detail is unlike anything else and these cars really are works of art. For a bespoke-built, limited production brand such as Ateliers Diva, there is no better event in my opinion than Salon Privé where the client and guests can meet and spend uninterrupted quality time discussing the ethos and intricacies behind the company and models on display.”
Tickets to Salon Privé can be purchased via the website www.salonpriveconcours.com or by calling the Ticket Hotline: 0808 100 2205.