Star Classic Cars Are Lined Up to Appear At The Classic & Sports Car Show
Oselli's unique Aston Martin DB7
The cream of Britain and Europe’s classic car dealers and specialists will showcase a wide array of wonders when they gather at The Classic & Sports Car Show at Alexandra Palace in London this weekend (October 28th
Beautifully renovated and restored cars will take centre stage at DD Classics
, which will display a rare 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante presented in a colour known quaintly as ‘Old English Pewter’, plus a pretty Ferrari 275 GTS. The left-hand drive Ferrari is one of only 200 created.
Aston Martin specialist Desmond J Smail
will surely draw the crowds with a sumptuous selection. A DB4 and DB5, plus a DB7 Zagato from Aston Sales Kensington, will showcase some of the marque’s finest moments, while Smail will also display a DB4 that is being transformed into a DB4GT Zagato.
DB4 from Desmond J Smail
German specialist Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors
travels to north London to showcase its own brand of flawless classics, which will include a pair of delightful Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadsters dating from 1957 and ’60, plus a 1959 220 SE Ponton Convertible and a 1966 230 SL Pagoda.
The German theme will continue over at Hexagon Classics
, the London dealer promising a pair of stunning Porsche 911s and two highly collectable BMW coupes from the past decade. The Porsches are separated by 10 years: one is a 1988 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe Sport with only 74,400 miles on the clock, while the other is a 1998 911 (993) Turbo which has travelled just 19,300 miles.
Ferrari 275 GTS from DD Classics
will present a show of strength from The Netherlands with a selection of cars that includes a Ferrari 246 GTS Dino, a 1924 Fiat 501 Corsa Biposto, a Jaguar XK140, a Maserati Sebring, an Alfa Romeo Giuletta 1300 Sprint, an attractive 1973 Renault Alpine 1600 S and a Maserati Vignale Spyder.
Then there is Stanley Mann Racing
and its wonderful pre-war Bentleys that bring a sense of occasion wherever they are displayed. A superb example of a 4½ Litre Tourer, featuring a body by Robinson and an engine by Phoenix, will appear as will the monstrous and popular 8-litre streamliner that has been a crowd-pleaser at Goodwood.
A special Aston Martin will be displayed by Oselli Classic & Sports Cars
. Its DB7 Vantage prototype, powered by a one-off 6.4-litre engine that pushes out 480bhp, was featured on BBC TV’s Top Gear and driven by none other than Jeremy Clarkson when under development with Aston Martin back in 1997.
Classic Mobilia's Frazer Nash
from Milton Keynes will offer an entirely different flavour with a very special Frazer Nash Continental. It is the penultimate car built by Archie Frazer-Nash himself and is one of only two powered by a BMW V8. The ’Nash is clothed in a resplendent Le Mans Replica open body.
Family-owned Epping Motor Company
will be showcasing a 1955 XK140 DHC, one of only 480 of the original UK right-hand drive models produced. In addition it will have cars from a more modern era on stand, a Porsche Boxster S 3.2 6-speed manual and a Porsche Boxster 2.7 Tiptronic automatic, both from 2002.
Classic Chrome Ltd
of London will feature a range of cars from different eras on its stand, from a 1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC to a 1994 Porsche 993 Carrera Cabriolet. But it will also display something novel and completely different from Electric Classic Cars
. A fully restored 1965 VW Beetle converted to electric power will appear, showcasing a service that can transform many classic cars in a manner that would have been considered unthinkable until recently.
Stanley Mann's 8-litre Bentley
In addition to the dealers, auction house Historics at Brooklands
will exhibit ahead of its sale on November 26th
at Mercedes-Benz World, with six of the consignments set to go under the hammer. Among the ‘superclassics’ on display will be a stunning 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG that is powered by a 5.5-litre supercharged V8. Its estimate is set at £210-250,000.
The Classic & Sports Car Show will feature more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious and well-loved classic cars. Another highlight will be a feature showing the restoration of a unique Jaguar XK120 by Pininfarinaby Classic Motor Cars (CMC) in association with Total.
Live parades will run twice daily in the grounds of the venue, while an auction of classic cars run by Coys will be another show first. The centrepiece display will feature a Century of Supercars, with the most popular set to be revealed from 10 finalists following a global public vote.
Visitors can also enjoy a selection of premium food and wine while looking out on the spectacular show displays in the Casablanca-themed Fine Dining Restaurant, situated under the iconic Grand Willis Organ.
The show’s website also features a range of ticket packages, from general access to a limited number of premium tickets offering everything from fine dining to guided tours of the event.Tags:Classic & Sports Car Show
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