Since the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show show is so huge, Dave Leadbetter and I thought we’d pool our photographs to try to give you a more general overview of the sheer size and variety of the exhibits around the NEC’s vast halls.
With so much to choose from, it’s hard to pick favourites, but for me, the 1973 De Tomaso Pantera L in a fabulous shade of green, the sublime 1967 silver and black Buick Riviera on the Classic American stand – one of the most elegant cars of the 1960’s to come out of the US in my humble opinion – and the absolutely stunning white 1972 Maserati Ghibli Spyder on Borrani wires were the stand-outs for me.
Dave also got excited about some of the rare cars on display, though being typically contrary he picked out the AC Invacar and Innocenti Regent 1300 for a special mention. However, the Toyota Corolla AE86, Ford Fiesta Supersport and Sunbeam Lotus are less controversial choices. He couldn’t pass without giving a nod to the 1989 Peugeot 505 GTi Estate though, one of only 3 right hand drive examples of a Dangel 4×4 conversion. You don’t see one of those everyday.
Beyond our own particular highlights, readers will hopefully find much to enjoy in the photo gallery below!