Swifts, the heritage-listed late-Victorian castellated Gothic Revival mansion built in 1875, with its wonderful history, and described by the Australian Heritage Council as, “perhaps the grandest house remaining in Sydney” is the new home for the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance.

The second edition of the event (5–7 March 2020) will be conducted within the glorious gardens of the private Darling Point residence owned by Dr and Mrs Shane Moran, which will provide an incomparable setting for the incredible array of motor vehicles gathered together.

Swifts mansion Sydney Harbour Concours d'Elegance
Swifts mansion pictured about 1890.

The vehicles on show reflect some of the finest available anywhere in the world and are wonderful examples of the master pieces of some of the greatest designers and coachbuilders including Marcello Gandini, Pietro Frua, Pininfarina, Mulliner, Park Ward, Touring Superleggera, W.O.Bentley, Sir Henry Royce, Harley Earl, Ghia, Sir William Lyons, and Bertone, among others.

The Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance will once again be powered by Ferrari and will have a host of activations for guests from its other partners including A. Lange & Söhne as the official time partner; the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, which will host the black tie gala awards dinner; the InterContinental Hotel Double Bay; Santa Vittoria; D’Marge.com; Swissvax; and, of course, official media partner The CEO Magazine .

The latest organisation to join the family is CEO Legacy Books, which looks to capture one’s legacy for future generations.

The exciting group of especially curated automobiles includes a bevy of Ferraris (as one might expect), a clutch of Rolls-Royces, a trio of pre-war Lagondas, a Renault for the Riviera, Lamborghini Countach and Miura, Lancia, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Lotus, a Singer, Porsche, Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, Jaguar XK120 and 150, and a Jet from ‘Madman’ Muntz – just a taste of what will be on show for guests.

More exciting announcements regarding other new partners are to follow.

Words by James Nicholls