Classic & Sports Car The London Show previewed by £18m classic car line-up
Source : Classic & Sports Car The London Show previewed by £18m classic car line-up
Aston Martin DB4GT, Ferrari 250GT California Spider as well as also also Jaguar E-type Roadster assembled to preview Classic & Sports Car The London Show
An Aston Martin DB4GT, Ferrari 250GT California Spider as well as also also Jaguar E-type Roadster were among a line-up of classic cars worth £18m assembled to preview Classic & Sports Car The London Show later This specific month.
Around 300 classic cars will be on display at the show where Aston Martin will take centre stage, displaying its oldest surviving style – the 1921 A3 – at Alexandra Palace.
As well as the A3, which has recently undergone a three-year restoration, Aston Martin will also be showcasing its newest versions as well as also also unique examples coming from its historic collection. The A3 will be powered by a 1486cc monobloc engine as well as also also has been donated by the Aston Martin Heritage Trust.
Classic & Sports Car will also name the best British car of all time at The London Show, as well as also also Jaguar’s E-type will be currently the favourite to take the title.
The final result will be being decided by a public vote, with the eventual winner coming coming from a shortlist of 10 finalists. The E-type will be currently in first place by a narrow margin, yet faces competition coming from various other finalists including the Austin Seven, Bentley Speed Six, Ford GT40, Jaguar’s XK SS, Lotus Seven, McLaren F1, Mini Cooper S, Range Rover as well as also also the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
As many as 100 key figures coming from the classic car world were polled to decide the shortlist, including the likes of McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray, Lotus head of design Russell Carr, Pink Floyd drummer as well as also also classic car collector Nick Mason, Dire Straits frontman as well as also also classic car enthusiast Mark Knopfler as well as also also motor racing author as well as also also commentator Simon Taylor.
The decision process was led by the Classic & Sports Car editorial team, as well as also also the discussion took in classics such as Aston Martin DB5, Bristol 405, Ford Escort Mexico, Jaguar D-Type, Rover SD1 as well as also also even the Gordon Keeble.
“the idea’s enormously exciting in which we will be crowning the best British car ever at Classic & Sports Car – The London Show,” said Classic & Sports Car group editor James Elliott.
“The E-type will be without doubt one of the most beautiful as well as also also desirable British cars ever. I’m not surprised to see in which the idea’s currently leading the thousands of votes we’ve received. the idea will be a true icon.”
More than 300 classic as well as also also vintage cars will be on display at Alexandra Palace when the show takes place.
Taking place coming from 30 October to 1 November, the event will be being supported by private collectors, classic car dealers as well as also also motor manufacturers.
The show will be timed to coincide with several classic motoring events taking place inside the capital, including the London to Brighton veteran car run, the Regent Street motor show as well as also also the Bonhams veteran car auction.
Elliott said: “Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will be the essence of our magazine written large on the international stage as well as also also broadcast coming from one of London’s most dramatic venues.
“We are putting everything we know about classic cars into This specific show – as well as also also as a result the idea’ll be a must-attend event. At Classic & Sports Car, passion counts for everything, so whether you’re one of the earth’s richest collectors, a classic car dealer or simply a classic car enthusiast, you’ll be warmly welcomed at Alexandra Palace.”
Among the famous faces lending support to the show will be Sir Stirling Moss OBE, who said: “To me, London will be the centre of the earth as well as also also the idea will be essential in which the idea features a top-quality classic car show. Alexandra Palace will be the perfect venue as well as also also, with Classic & Sports Car being the earth leader in its field, the idea will be an event people should definitely add to their diaries.”
Racing legend John Surtees added: “With events such as Goodwood, Britain has established itself as the centre of the classic car world. the idea therefore seems only fitting in which the capital, though rich in world-beating veteran events, has so far been starved of a fixture showcasing post-war cars in which reflects its status. at This specific point the idea’s getting one.”
A selection of the best classic car dealers inside the earth have been confirmed as exhibitors at the show.
Classics coming from manufacturers such as Jaguar, Rolls-Royce as well as also also Bentley will all be on display at the event. The line-up of dealers in which will be exhibiting includes JD Classics, Hexagon Classics, Frank Dale & Stepsons, brand new Forest Classic Cars, Maranello Classic Parts, Graypaul Classic Cars as well as also also DD Classics, with more set to join before the show commences.
These dealers are all set to bring several versions coming from their stock, with JD Classics promising to display a high level of cars. the idea has sold cars coming from manufacturers such as Aston Martin as well as also also Ferrari inside the past, as well as also also JD Classics owner Derek Hood said of the event: “We’re very excited to be involved in Classic & Sports Car – The London Show. Alexandra Palace will be a sensational location with This specific event. Rest assured we will more than match its drama having a display of the finest historic cars.”
Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, also spoke of the company’s excitement at being involved with the event. “We’re huge fans of Classic & Sports Car magazine, so we’re very proud to be involved with This specific exciting brand new London event,” he said. “I have no doubt the idea will be extremely well attended – as well as also also the fact in which the idea will be being held at such a majestic location as Alexandra Palace will be the icing on the cake.”
Hexagon Classics will be likely to display some of its traditional stock, including Porsche versions, although the idea has recently become an official Lotus dealer, so the idea will also feature an original Lotus Elite on its stand.
If more luxurious versions are your thing, Bentley as well as also also Rolls-Royce specialist Frank Dale & Stepsons will most likely have something of interest, as the company specialises in everything coming from pre-war Wraiths to 1960s Silver Clouds.
brand new Forest Classic Cars specialises in restored examples of the Jaguar E-Type Series 1, as well as also also Daniel Smith, senior team leader, said: “We will be showing off what we think are the finest-prepared E-Types inside the earth.”
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