I've just come back from the show, it was pretty good but as noted above, some significant trade stands missing. I wonder (and hope) that maybe it's because they didn't want to commit if there was a chance it might be called off at short notice. I hope it doesn't signify that the show is diminishing.
Had a nice chat with some people from my Vauxhall club who I don't see very often.
I might has well add the stand pic at this point then
Post by grumpynorthener on Nov 13, 2021 20:13:39 GMT
On with some of the pics then
Bugatti stand is always interesting and despite the value of these absolutely none of the toffee nosed nonsense that you may experience on other high value marque club stands
Plenty of E types represented - But this Series 3 V12 was a stand out for me
A good number of classics for sale on the dealer stands - some priced to sell others - well overpriced - Pagoda at £97,500 is currently mid market pricing for one of these dependant upon spec / history
1300 Manual 2 Door ADO16 in the MG variety is pretty rare - even rarer is one that was this clean & only 28,000 miles from new - £12,750
Even rarer early Toyota Corona - Fairly priced at £11k
£25k Low mileage Beetle on the same stand
Absolutely stunning & Unmarked 16,000 miles from new 3.8 Auto Mk2 Jaguar - £87,500
Next year indeed, was a good day. More pics from me tomorrow.
You don't have to wait that long either - The Restoration Show is back at the NEC 18th - 20th March 2022 - If all goes to plan I'll be heading the Jowett Car Club Stand there and the dates NEC Classic Car Show are already released 11th - 13th November 2022
I'm slightly in love with the brown Celica - hubcaps would improve it IMHO but otherwise perfect
Paul's car is lovely, he's spent a lot of time on that over the years. Like you I'm not the biggest fan of the wheels but each to their own. The slightly flared rear arches are quite a nice touch too which were done before he had it.
Post by toomanyprojects on Nov 15, 2021 12:03:34 GMT
Ok another set from me
Lovely and tidy MGC GT with an interesting fuel filler cap
Some nice toys at dealers I'd not heard of previously
Including a veritable bargain
Some cars however don't have prices on and are 'protected', well as much as they can be. The Veyron behind was £1.2m, so that will give you an idea as to what the Ferrari might be...
Others are a little more sensible in price, although you can still overpay under the bright lights of the show if you are not careful.
There were plenty of liveried lorries and vans spread throughout as 'fillers'
As well as other cars designed to lure you on to stands
some of which are more familiar than others
including a certain goddess from a TV show here in the UK
Nice speedster with appropriate number plate
Interesting one for me given there will be one in the workshop soon, a better-than-new Series 3 on one of the paint supplier stands - when did you ever see bodywork as straight as this on an old Land Rover?!
and finally a lovely 930 Turbo on the Porsche club stand
More to come but I'll add those to the various other threads of relevance in time.