The London Concours is set to return to the Honourable Artillery Company on June 4-6 packed with celebrity-connected classics

This year’s London Concours – taking place from June 4-6 at the Honourable Artillery Company – is shaping up to be quite the show, with a whole section dedicated to icons of the ‘60s. The star of the display is the car that arguably best defines the Swinging Sixties: the Beach Buggy.

Specifically, the example on display is the Meyers Manx driven by Steve McQueen in the movie The Thomas Crown Affair. McQueen also had input into the design of the movie car, specifying a wraparound windscreen, headlights fared into the bonnet as opposed to standalone items, and triple the standard power courtesy of a Chevrolet Corvair flat-six.

Alongside the Buggy will sit Eric Clapton’s 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Berlinetta, purchased after Clapton fell in love with the example owned by George Harrison of The Beatles. Another car with a Beatles connection – being owned by Paul McCartney, as well as Mick Jagger and Peter Sellers – to star in the display will be an Aston Martin DB6 rather than the typical DB5, as well as he extensively-restored 1961 Mercedes 190SL Roadster driven by Dame Shirley Bassy during the studio recording of her album I Am What I AM in 1984.

The 1960s icons keep coming, with a Ford Mustang Fastback once belonging to novelist and actress, Jackie Collins also featuring in the display, as well as a 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, the luxury transport of choice for Beatles and aristocracy alike.

All these cars and more will feature at the 2024 London Concours – details can be found at

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