What Classic Cars stands for can be simply described as follows: The sun on your skin, the wind in your hair and the sound of the engine in your ears. Classics and Convertibles stand for freedom and driving fun and enjoy great popularity. At Essen Motor show 2018 Hall 3, a large special show with classic and newer models, amongst others, from Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were on display feasting the eyes of Essen Motor Show 2018’s visitors. With a Mercedes-Benz 190 SL from 1956, the historic highlights include one of the most coveted sports cars on the vintage vehicle market. The impressive figure of 105 bhp at that time seems almost cute in comparison with today: The current state of the art is being embodied, for example, by a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with 659 bhp.
The most beautiful out of all classic cars at the Essen Motor Show 2018 is a Lancia Aurelia B 52 Coupé Vignale from 1953. A jury consisting of international vintage vehicle experts chose as the “Best of Show” in the Concours d’Elégance the completely restored vehicle which has already won several prizes.
On the basis of the legendary Lancia Aurelia which was named after a Roman road and was equipped with a V6 engine and a rear axle differential, the Vignale bodywork firm built a total of just four coupés with absolutely thin window posts – a special feature which provided the, at that time, totally new line of the pontoon shape with American elegance.
The rare vehicle was on the Heijstee Classics booth in the Classic & Prestige Salon in Hall 1 at the Essen Motor Show.
Other real eye-catchers are film cars from Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters and Back to the Future. In addition to elaborately tuned and refined vehicles, valuable classic cars can also be seen, such as a BMW 507 from 1959, which is for sale for 2.5 million euros.