The inaugural Concours Virtual,  presented by Hagerty and in aid of UNICEF, will feature over 180 cars with a total value in excess of £250-million.

The online car show which has just started will feature classic cars presented in 17 classes from museums, manufacturer archives and private collections from around the world.

Geoff Love, Hothouse Media Managing Director and Co-Chairman of the Concours Virtual said: “We have been delighted at the response to the Concours from participants. We have over ten Best in Show winners from many of the top tier Concours around the world entering the event, and the quality of cars in all of the classes would grace many of the best global Concours events.”

The breadth of cars range from a fully working 1893 Salveson Steam Wagonette that’s remained almost untouched for more than 100 years (Pre-War Preservation class) to the famously outrageous 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero (Concept Car class).

Other entries include Greta Garbo’s 1932 Duesenberg Model J (Hollywood Legends class), the first  Jaguar E-type ever shown to the press and public, at the 1961 Geneva motor show (Post War Grand Tourers class) and the famous 1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 (Le Mans class).

The Concours Virtual started with the contenders for the Pre War Preservation class being released yesterday  followed by Hollywood Legends on July 2.  A full timetable of classes can be found at www.concoursvirtual.com

Concours Virtual will be run across social media and the website to give owners the chance of taking part in a global event and to allow enthusiasts around the world to see some of the best cars ever made.

Pictured is Greta Garbo’s 1932 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Victoria Fernandez & Darrin  J481 (Hollywood Legends Class)