With Ferrari celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, it's only fitting that the Italian sports car brand takes the centre stage at one of Europe’s biggest classic car shows.
The Prancing Horse will be duly represented at the London Car Classic Car Show scheduled from 23-26 February 2017. The event, which will be held at the ExCel, London, will see 20 highly-coveted models gracing the show, including rare models such as the 250 GTO, F40 and Enzo.
The cars, together conservatively valued at more than £120 million, will form one of the major attractions at next moth’s eagerly-anticipated event.
Among the greats confirmed are a 275 GTB, 250 California, 250 GT SWB, Daytona, Dino, an F40, 250 Lusso, an Enzo plus a revered 250 GTO, which on its own is worth more than £30 million. The special anniversary showcase is being curated by The London Classic Car Show together with renowned London-based performance car expert Joe Macari.
Classic Ferraris won’t be restricted to the 70th anniversary display either, as single-seaters, sports racers and modern supercars will be representing the marque in another of the show’s attractions, The Perfect Ten.
Fifty of the world’s most desirable classics under ten headings – saloon, coupé, convertible, sports car, supercar, hatchback, shooting break, sports racer, streamliner and single-seater – will be paraded along The Grand Avenue, a roadway that runs through the centre of the show.
The Grand Avenue allows visitors to see and hear their favourites in action and indoors – no need to brave the elements outside.
New for this year is The Grand Avenue’s Open Paddock, allowing visitors to get even closer to the star cars while another innovation is the Beaulieu Pop-up Autojumble. Top-class stalls will bring a flavour of the world-famous autojumble to London by selling classic car parts, books and magazines and motoring ephemera.
The Pop-up Autojumble will form part of Car Club Square where some of the country’s leading one-make clubs will be staging displays of their favourite machines and with club members on hand to discuss the merits of their chosen marque or model
Now in its third year, the London Classic Car Show is bigger than ever and will have more than 700 stunning classic cars on display, some for sale from leading dealers in the classic world.
And this year it incorporates a second show, Historic Motorsport International (HMI), which is devoted to historic racing and rallying and will include 50th anniversary celebrations for the Ford DFV Grand Prix engine and the birth of Formula Ford.