The inaugural Grand Basel fair in Basel will feature around 100 legendary cars. Basel will welcome racing legends, movie icons, radical one-offs, culturally-significant classics, and the world premiere of a contemporary coachbuilt special.

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Grand Basel will present exceptional cars in the contexts of art, design, architecture, and lifestyle. The show’s unique and independent advisory board of experts – comprises leading cultural and design authorities, architects and artists – will curate the exhibits, in order to ensure its peerless quality and originality.

The inaugural Grand Basel show, which will take place from 6 to 9 September 2018 in Basel, Switzerland, leads the way for upcoming shows in Miami Beach, from 22 to 24 February 2019, and Hong Kong in May 2019. Click on city links to see hotel deals during the upcoming show dates.

What will you see?

2018 Lancia Delta Integrale Futurista
A boutique engineering company founded by racing driver Eugenio Amos, Automobili Amos has set out to restore and reimagine the iconic Lancia Delta Integrale. The ‘Integrale Futurista’ carries over the familiar design of the Italian-built rally legend but features more than 1,000 new components, including a wider body constructed from hand-beaten aluminum panels, and a bespoke carbon-fiber front fascia.

Modern technology has been used judiciously to enhance the powertrain, chassis, and suspension while aligning closely with the character and flair of the original. Amos says each car will take approximately four months to build. The Integrale Futurista’s appearance at Grand Basel is the world premiere of this remarkable new car.

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October 1959, the short-wheelbase – or ‘passo corto’ – 250 GT Berlinetta was Ferrari’s vision of the archetype road-legal racing car. The bodywork was designed by Pininfarina and would be built by Scaglietti in Modena, clothed either in aluminum or steel. The 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was the first production road car from Ferrari to be fitted with disc brakes as standard, and the 3.0-litre V12 Colombo engine could be ordered in varying states of tune, depending on whether it was intended mainly for road use or would be raced competitively on track.

This particular 250 GT SWB – chassis 2111GT – is a very special example, as it was used by Enzo Ferrari himself between February and September 1961. The car was a prototype for the new 1961 body shape, and numerous photos show Enzo behind the wheel of the car during that year.

1968 Lamborghini Miura Paul HammerPhoto credit: Paul Hammer

1968 Lamborghini Miura
Lamborghini heralded a new area of sports cars on 10 March 1966 by unveiling the Miura. In addition to the groundbreaking and timeless Italian design, the Miura continues to epitomize ‘la dolce vita’ of the Swinging Sixties.

The iconic opening sequence of ‘The Italian Job’ was filmed using this Lamborghini Miura for the driving scene, and a matching painted ‘body double’ shell as a stand-in so it could appear to have been wrecked. This car used for driving was borrowed by the film crew during June 1968 and when the film was released in 1969, it changed the image of Lamborghini forever. Arguably one of the most famous cars ever built thanks to its starring role on screen, this very Miura is a legendary icon of film and cultural history.

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