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Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance 2012

07 September 2012

With the gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen, the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance will see 60 of the rarest motorcars in the world driven into the Castle by their owners and on display in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.

Aston Workshop Manager Clive Dickinson is taking part in the three-day event commencing Friday 7th September, driving a 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKII in Peacock Blue. Just 199 examples of the DB2/4 MKII were made, making this a most rare and sought after model from the classic Aston Martin range. This particular car is in the final stages of a ground up Aston Workshop restoration with an impressive list of work already undertaken by Aston Workshop.

Everyone from Aston Martin to Bentley, Jaguar to Ferrari will be joining the party with special displays along the Thames to Datchet, through the centre of Windsor and up past the Castle. Famous race winning sports cars, graceful limousines, exquisite one-off examples of celebrated coachbuilders art. Also on display will be rare horse-drawn carriages and a selection of classic Royal cars. These will be inside the Cambridge Gate and include Lotus Elan, Jaguar E-type and Rolls- Royce Silver Ghost.

Last, but not least, The Prince of Wales' 1969 Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII will take to the stage for the duration of the Concours. Last seen leaving The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding reception, this famous car is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful Aston Martins of all time and highly sought-after; only a handful of these desirable convertibles were ever made.

Further details of the DB2/4 MKII can be found here: DB2/4 MKII - 1956