So the 2017 London Classic Car Show event came and went, and what an event it was, and one firmly for the Classic Car fans annual diary. Here are the 10 cars that stuck in our memory post event. What were yours? What car here stands out for you?
In order of the classic cars that stuck out to us were as follows…
1. 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I York Roadster (for sale for £290k)
2. The Petersen Supercharged 6.5 Litle Road Racer
This Petersen Racing Special has road-legal specifications and is a single or two-seater racing car with engine modifications as requested by the client. These have included a 4.5-litre blower, 6.5-litre blower and a 27-litre Rolls Royce Meteor power unit (giving a completely different meaning to the concept Spitfire sportscar!). Very, very fast! Just look at it. Beautiful or what! The car
With only 5 original cars, this is a wonderful reproduction and yours (so I’m told) for approx. £600,000 -£1,000,000. Some would say a snip when an original would be circa £20m if one ever comes up for sale.
What’s not to love! Some would say it’s the most beautiful Ferrari ever. What do you think?
We love the pure muscle on this ultra exclusive Ferrari’s. Oh and its a beautiful looker.
7. Hispano Suiza HC6 ‘Tulipwood’
Now we’d never seen this car before, and what a beautiful looking and unusual car. Yes that is wood.
The exceptional machine was driven to a sixth at the Targa Florio by Dubonnet. He also competed in the Coppa Florio where he finished fifth overall and first in class. Upon completion of these events, the car was retired from racing and modified for regular road use. Initially the car was equipped with very elegant ‘flowing blade’ fenders. These were later replaced with more substantial wings, similar in shape to the torpedo body. All of the copper trim is a later addition as well. It is in this condition that the car has survived and can be admired at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California.
What a wonderful looking car. The Aerospider was the first mid-engined and low drag racing car of modern design. The car had all the features of a high speed racing car together with a stunning appearance. Have you ever seen anything like it?
9. Jaguar XJ220
What’s not to love. We love the bright yellow. Love the shape. Proud it was the fastest production car ever at one point, and British.
10. White Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
On sale for £60k by Paul Stephens. How cool is this?
So there you have 10 cars that stood out for us. There were many more and you can see them all on our London Classic Car Show photo album.