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Fiskens have announced two more pedigreed competition cars to be displayed at the inaugural Chelsea Auto Legends show this Sunday at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

London’s foremost historic automobile specialists, whose showrooms are based in Kensington, have already revealed an impressive list of special cars to be displayed, including the Tommy ‘Scrap’ Thistlethwayte Bentley 3 litre that appeared at the 1926 Le Mans 24 Hours and a 1961 Ferrari 250 Short Wheel Base, which also took part in the legendary event, and have now added two more with a fine history of competition. Ford GT40

The first is a Ford GT40, chassis XGT-2, which is the cover star of this month’s Classic & Sports Car magazine and which Fiskens will display on behalf of its owner. The car is one of eight entered by the factory team in the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours where the Blue Oval scored a 1-2-3 finish, beating Ferrari for the first time. XGT-2 actually led much of the race in the hands of the legendary Graham Hill and Brian Muir and, after a second appearance at La Sarthe in 1969, returned to action in Europe for the first time this summer when it was demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed by Gregor Fisken, Stuart Graham – a TT winner on both two wheels and four – and respected journalist Mick Walsh.

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa RossaThe second is a 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, examples of which dominated sportscar racing during the late 1950s and early 1960s, winning at Le Mans in 1958, ’59 and ’60. Chassis 0752 TR was one of the very last batches of customer cars produced at Maranello and was shipped directly to the United States where it won its class in the Elkhart Lake June Nationals, finishing third overall in the process.

“They’re both stunning examples of two very important sports cars and will fit perfectly with the Le Mans theme at the inaugural Chelsea Auto Legends show,” explained Fiskens’ James Mitchell. “Both will appear on our stand with the kind permission of their current owners who are very keen to support the Chelsea Pensioners and this landmark event.”
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