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London’s foremost historic automobile specialist Fiskens will display a selection of stunning cars at the inaugural Chelsea Auto Legends at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Sunday 5 September.

The first edition of the brand new event will celebrate the spirit of Le Mans by gathering a number of period cars and drivers at the iconic West London venue. With names like Sir Stirling Moss OBE and Derek Bell MBE already confirmed to appear, Fiskens will be wowing the crowds with a fine selection of automobiles on its stand.

One of two very special cars among Fiskens’ display to have raced at Le Mans will be the Tommy ‘Scrap’ Thistlethwayte Bentley 3 litre that competed at the 1926 24 Hours, only the fourth running of the legendary race. Being the only Supersports, short chassis example to have competed at Le Mans, ‘Number Nine’ is regarded as one of the most important Bentleys still in existence, especially having been a factory supplied, private entry that was piloted by Thistlethwayte and famous Bentley engineer Captain Clive Gallop.

The other is a 1961 Ferrari 250 Short Wheel Base that competed in that year’s Le Mans 24 Hours at the hands of famous British privateer Graham Whitehead and former Formula One driver Henry Taylor. The car is one of the very rare aluminium bodied examples of the seminal 250 Short Wheel Base and its competition career continued from La Sarthe to famed circuits such as Goodwood, Spa-Francorchamps and Montlhery as well as the Rouen and Angola Grands Prix.

Fiskens, whose showrooms are based just around the corner from Royal Hospital Chelsea in Kensington, will also display cars from some of the world’s most celebrated manufacturers, including a Porsche 910, Aston Martin DB4 GT, Allard J2X and Ferrari 275 GTB Competition.
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