The London Classic Car Show 2018 turned out to be a major success, with car enthusiasts attending from all over the country. There were a number of magnificent motors on display, ranging from gorgeous bodywork to beautiful colour schemes. We’ve decided to list five of the most impressive classic cars at the show in terms of appearance and heritage.
Aston Martin DB6
There’s no doubt that the Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most beautiful cars of all time, but we wanted to spotlight a different model. A marvellous yellow DB6 was on display at the Aston Martin Works. The bright paint work made it even more stunning and with a powerful 3995 cc engine, it’s definitely no slouch in the speed department. Advertised at £695,000, the DB6 was one of the priciest cars at the show.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Spyder
Ferrari have produced some incredible cars over the years, with one of the finest being the 365 GTB/4. Known for its sharp edge styling, the car was designed with speed in mind and outputted an average 80 mph. The version that appeared at the show was from London dealer Joe Macari and it also appeared in The Gumball Rally.
Triumph TR2 MVC 575
Record breakers are always eye-catching, which was certainly the case with the Triumph TR2. Driven by Ken Richardson, the car set a record at Jabbeke in Belgium, clocking up a speed of 125 mph in 1953. The car was taken apart and then restored, with it looking as good as new for the London show. With the TR2’s sleek appearance it’s not hard to see why it set a world record.
Lotus Cortina Getaway Car
One of the most intriguing parts of the London Classic Car Show was the Philip Glenister hosted Getaway Cars section and a vehicle that stood out was the Lotus Cortina. Owned by Bruce Reynolds, the car was used in the Great Train Robbery in 1963. It clocked up 3000 miles and came with the original tyres that left tread patterns police used to help track down Reynolds’ gang.
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth
Various cars are celebrating milestones in 2018 and the London Classic Car Show celebrated the 60th anniversary of the British Touring Car Championship by displaying the 1988 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth. This car was raced by Gianfranco Brancatelli, who scored podium finishes at Dijon and Nurburgring.