Looking back at a record breaking London Classic Car Show
28 February, 2017
After 4 incredible days at the ExCeL, the London Classic Car Show has come to an end.
We always knew the event was going to be something very special, but the show still found ways to wow the fans beyond their wildest expectations.
Here’s a quick look back at the incredible celebration of classic cars.
Record breaking numbers
Over 37,000 classic car fans made their way to the ExCeL over the weekend, a record-breaking number for the show (and an 11% increase on last year).
But there weren’t just a lot of people at the show; there were a whole lot of cars, worth a whole lot of money. Close to 800 stunning cars were on display, with a total value of over £500 million.
70 years of Ferrari
The show featured the largest collection of rare Ferraris ever seen in London, including:
• 275 GTB
• 250 GTO
And for anyone wondering what the value of the display was… at least £120 million.
1 record-breaking Mini
While the show had its fair share of premium names and expensive classics, there was a lot of interest in something a little ‘smaller’.
During the event, a Mini Clubman 1275 was sold by Classic Mini Finder for a world record £30,500.
The show featured more than just cars; it had some of motorsports most famous drivers in attendance. Jacky Ickx, Jackie Oliver, Jürgen Barth and Derek Bell all made an appearance.
A great start for Historic Motorsport International
Alongside the London Classic Car Show was the inaugural Historic Motorsport International. The show had a tremendous first year, with a special Coys auction being one of the main highlights. A Ferrari 330 GT caused some heated bidding, and eventually sold for £510,000.
On top of all of this, the show featured The Holy Trinity of hypercars, The Perfect Ten on display on the show’s Grand Avenue and a whole lot more.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s event, which will be taking place 15-18 February 2018. Something to get in the diary! Make sure you come and view our stand next year for a competitive classic car insurance quote on your vehicle.