The London Classic Car Show 2020: Over £70 million worth of cars for sale
The London Classic Car Show 2020 takes place 20-23 February at Olympia London and you should not miss your chance to get your hands on cars like an Aston Martin DB4GT, a low mileage Ferrari 512 BBi or a Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder.
As we get closer to the weekend of 20-23 February 2020, the team at The London Classic Car Show have confirmed that the event will be showcasing over £70 million worth of classic cars from some of the world’s most prestigious marques. Now in its sixth year, the event will showcase over 500 classic cars at its new home of Olympia London, with many available for purchase.
The annual gathering of the country’s most respected dealers, manufacturers and restorers will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase some unique and breathtaking classic cars, so if you’re looking for that something very special, make sure you take a closer look at some of our favourites!
Special cars at The London Classic Car Show 2020
A matching numbers, original Aston Martin DB4GT. One of just 75 cars produced, this DB4 GT was registered in April 1961 and has lightweight 18-gauge aluminium bodywork, Borrani 16” wire wheels, Girling brakes, twin fuel fillers, a boot mounted fuel tank and a spare wheel. Having emerged from long-term storage, it heads to Olympia London courtesy of Aston Engineering Ltd. and is expected to sell for around £2.2 million.
A 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, the first of its kind to ever be sold and delivered to the UK, is also amongst the exceptional roster and will be available from Hemmels. It has an extremely low mileage, having covered just over 36,000 miles, and is expected to fetch in the region of £1.3 million.
An incredibly rare 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series 5 Vantage in fast road configuration will be on offer. This immaculate model, presented in silver with red leather and red carpets, features the highly desirable flared in front headlamps and matching numbers Special Series engine (3x SUs) together with 15” wheels and longer body, which later developed into the DB5 model. It has been fully restored by Aston Engineering Ltd., including a rebuild of the 4.2-litre engine, uprated braking system, handling kit and addition of power steering, and has covered just under 2,000 miles since. Estimate: £460,000.
One of the finest examples of a Mercedes-Benz 190SL will be offered by Joe Macari Performance Cars. Around 70 per cent of the 190 SLs produced were delivered to the USA, but this 1960 model is in European specification and benefits from a full restoration. It is finished in ivory with red leather interior and is expected to fetch £125,000.
One of Lancia’s finest and most desirable cars of the six Aurelia series produced, the 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20GT S4, will be on sale at The Classic Motor Hub at show. Having been recently restored by marque specialist in 2010 – 2012, it’s an excellent example of a highly regarded and event eligible car. Estimate: £244,950
The 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volante in Amethyst, is believed to be the only example delivered in this colour; this car will be available to purchase at show. The DB6’s very first owner was the founder of French connection, Stephen Marks! The team at Tom Hartley provide you with a great opportunity to buy a stunning, matching numbers DB6 Volante with a fantastic story. Estimate: £650,000
Coys Auction at The London Classic Car Show 2020
Don’t forget to visit the breath-taking collection on offer at this year’s auction, hosted by specialist auctioneers Coys. The 80-strong auction, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 2pm features:
A right-hand drive 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi that’s covered just 211 miles will also go on sale. First delivered in October 1983, the car was refinished in Nero black with Pelle Nera black interior at Maranello as specified by the original owners, a notable international royal family. Subsequently, it was kept as part of the owner’s collection and never been driven. In 2011, it was rebuilt by Ferrari and the car comes with full documentation of this along with original keys, handbook, tool roll, Classiche Red Book and original sales letter. Estimate: £400,000 – £500,000.
A 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spyder is one of the finest and rarest in existence. Built to European specification and right-hand drive (one of just four in the world) this Spyder was produced for the 1970 London Motor Show in a striking Fly Yellow intended to catch the public’s imagination. Supervised by Carrozzeria Cremonini, no expense was spared in the well-documented restoration of this car back to its London Motor Show appearance and condition. Estimate: £800,000 – £900,000.
The Italian marque will also be represented by a 1970 Ferrari 246 GT ‘Dino’. Three series were built, with this Series ‘M’ example being part of a short run produced in early 1971 with five-bolt road wheels, an internal rear boot lid release catch, and seat-mounted headrests. First registered in Milan in 1971, it was lovingly restored in the 1990s with an engine rebuild and retrim to the interior. It’s being offered from a Belgian collector with a comprehensive photographic record of the restoration and a letter from Ferrari confirming its standout original colour scheme as finished today – Giallo yellow with a black interior. Estimate: £200,000 – £300,000.
An exceptionally rare 2010 Wiesmann MF5 V10 Roadster will also be available. Although 55 MG5 roadsters were produced, most were fitted with a V8, with the factory suggesting that this beautifully presented model is likely to be one of as few as ten roadsters with a V10, sourced from an M5, with only two of those delivered to the UK. Estimate: £200,000 – £225,000.
Up for auction will be a 1965 Lancia Flaminia 3C GTL that combines Lancia’s quirky and interesting engineering with stunning Pininfarina-designed Superleggera body, which set the stylistic benchmark of the era. This 2+2 seater, 2.8-litre GT is one of only 300 of its type produced and comes rebuilt and refurbished. Estimate: £80,000 – £90,000.
Another highlight from the 80-strong lot list is a stunning Bentley 3.5-Litre Sports Saloon from 1934 that has been with the same family from new. Offered for the first time on the market, this ‘Silent Sports Car’ – as it was dubbed at the time – comes in its original condition with a wonderful patina. Estimate: £40,000 – £50,000.
Car Stories hosted by Max Girardo at The London Classic Car Show 2020
And if all that wasn’t enough, don’t forget the brand new Car Stories Stage hosted by Max Girardo, who made his name at RM Auctions. Car Stories will tell the tales of six incredible star cars with the help of those that know them best, including Adrian Newey OBE who shares his love story of the Lotus 49B, the car that ignited his passion for motorsport; Ian Callum CBE presents the new Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by CALLUM, a retelling of his original Vanquish design; Tiff Needell provides some fascinating insights into the 1987 Rothmans Porsche 962C that won the Kyalami 500 and Norisring ‚Money Race‘; Mark Hales shares his first-hand driving experience of the Maserati 250F owned by Sir Stirling Moss, in which Sir Stirling won the Monaco GP in 1956; Paul Spires showcases the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation – the first ‘new’ DB5 in more than half a century and Bradley Mauger shares his extensive knowledge and specialist restoration insight into the Duesenburg Model J.
We offer an international version of our online-magazine: Browse articles
Text & Photos The London Classic Car Show
Auch Zweiräder sind Zeitzeugen der Massenmobilisierung. Was am Anfang kaum mehr als ein Fahrrad mit Hilfsantrieb war wurde später zum pragmatischen Nutz-, und dann zum geliebten Freizeitfahrzeug. weiterlesen Als das Motorrad laufen lernte – Motorräder bis 1949
Es geht nicht anders: Zeilen über einen Aston Martin DB 11 Volante und jedes andere Modell aus Newport Pagnell müssen mit James Bond beginnen weiterlesen Kolumne Zeitsprünge | Aston Martin DB 11 Volante