The Most Beautiful cars in the world and pride of place for Bentley



At the fifth Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille on 30th June 2019, Peter Auto will again bring together the Most Beautiful Cars in the World and give pride of place to the centenary of Bentley in its renowned and very selective Concours d’Etat.

The first four Concours d’Etat at Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille attracted the greatest collectors from all over the world. On each occasion, around 100 exceptional cars, the epitome of the most beautiful creations in the history of the automobile, came from Europe, United States, South America and Asia. They were on display on the lawns of Le Nôtre in the Chantilly Domain making up a remarkable ephemeral museum unlike any other, and they exhibited their charms with a single aim: to be rewarded with the Best of Show.

In 2019, the fifth staging of the event will be the theatre of a celebration of Bentley with three dedicated classes to create one of the best exhibitions devoted to the English make. Twelve other new classes (see list below) will be as many highlights that will mark the 2019 Concours d’Etat. In each of the classes comprising between four and eight cars historic rarity, state of conservation and maintenance will be the basic criteria that will be meticulously scrutinised by the hand-picked jury to select the class winners, an obligatory step towards the final event that will consecrate the Best of Show!

The Most Beautiful Cars in the World

Ballot: 100th anniversary

Isa Rivolta

Cars in their original state (pre-war)

Cars in their original state (post-war)

Endurance GTs from 1994 onwards

Racing Aston Martins (post-war)

Facel Vega

Japanese sports cars

Racing McLarens

Voisins with Voisin coachwork


Cars from the Paris Motor Show in the Grand Palais up till 1961


Marcello Gandini’s masterpieces

Special Bentley centenary

Road cars (pre-war)

Racing cars (pre-war)

Post-war cars


Best of Show in the previous Chantilly Arts &Elegance Richard Mille

2014: Delahaye 135M cabriolet Figoni and Falaschi (1937). Collector: Peter Mullin (USA).

2015: Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster (1936). Collector: Evert Louwman (NL).

2016: Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Berlinetta Touring (1938). Collector: Jon Shirley (USA).

2017: Pre-war: Bugatti 57 S Atlantic (1936). Collectors: Robson Walton & Peter Mullin – 

Post-war: Ferrari TR 58 (1958). Collector: Sir Michael Kadoorie.