Festival attendees have been able to pore over some exceptional entries into the 2013 Cartier Style et Luxe this weekend. To tie in with the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Speed, the concours lawn is playing host to some of the headline vehicles which have been on display over the past two decades.
Visitors have unrestricted access to around 50 immaculately presented entries including the Phantom Corsair; a car shrouded in mysterious goings-on…
Although it has stayed firmly put (so far) this weekend, in 2006 the Phantom moved under its own accord in the middle of the night while in gear, with the handbrake on.
When the car was built in 1938 its designer Rust Heinz lost his life in a car crash and this curse has repeated itself with future owners who have met their demise in mysterious circumstances. Nonetheless, despite its morbid reputation the aptly named Phantom remains a stunning thing to behold.
Other highlights of Cartier Style et Luxe include the jaw-dropping 1929 Bugatti Type 41 ‘Royale’ which has left admirers blown away by its sheer presence and unrepeatable beauty of the Binder Coupe de Ville coachwork.