London Classic Car Show 2018 preview | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 21, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:04 AM, February 21, 2018

London Classic Car Show 2018

The London Classic Car Show isn't a world renowned event, 2018 marking only the fourth iteration of the special gathering, but for the classic car enthusiast, it's definitely a feast for the eyes. Visitors got the chance to be up close to more than 700 cars with exhibitors from owner's clubs, private collectors and dealerships. Anything you can imagine having any sort of significance, from Le Mans winning Porsches to Ferraris and enthusiast driven MGs and Lamborghinis, shared floorspace with each other. The interesting thing was seeing cars like the Jensen 541 and AC 428 sharing space with priceless machines like the Zagato bodied Abarth Carrera GTL, which was based on a Porsche 356. The scale of these cars are also noteworthy – you never realise how enormous pre-World War II era cars from Bentley and Rolls Royce are in pictures, till you see them up front. The auditory experience is sublime – with a dedicated strip down the show-floor for rolling exhibits, getting to see cars like the Lotus 101 JUDD V8 F1 car roar by in its Camel livery is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Considering how it managed to make a straight-piped V10 BMW M5 sound tame, you can simply say it was loud. Overall, the 2018 London Classic Car Show did not disappoint in the slightest, with a little bit of everything for every kind of automotive enthusiast.

London Classic Car Show 2018
Ferrari Dino - the experiment that started the Italian brand's mid-engined expertise. Photos: Zayan Khan
London Classic Car Show 2018
Kamm-tailed Ferraris are fetching a pretty penny in auctions abroad.
London Classic Car Show 2018
Super complicated 3-in-1 gauges, long before Lexus did it with the IS300. Oil temp gauge points to seriousness.
London Classic Car Show 2018
Original Ford GT representing American engineering prowess from the peak of Le Mans.
London Classic Car Show 2018
Acid green Porsche perfectly fits the 70s. Just add long haired rockstar sporting Raybans.
London Classic Car Show 2018
Lancia Stratos is possibly the best looking rally car of all time, and sorely needed in a comeback tour.
London Classic Car Show 2018
Porsche 911 in rally flavour. CIBIE fogs add charm, bile yellow not as much.
London Classic Car Show 2018
BMW CS with iconic grille and front hinged hood - relics of a bygone era.
London Classic Car Show 2018
Lamborghini Miura - the best looking car ever made? Mostly revered for its "eyes".
London Classic Car Show 2018
The most iconic logo on the planet? Ferrari is recognisable in most parts of the globe.
London Classic Car Show 2018
Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing interior is sublime in blue, white and tan. This is supposedly a race car.
London Classic Car Show 2018
Rally Renault looks all set to tear up the night stages in some Finnish forest. Don't make 'em like they used to.
London Classic Car Show 2018

 

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