25 February 2019

Classic & Vintage Car Show at Capel Manor Gardens 2018

Held in early September this show was touted to be the last significant classic event of the season, in the South East anyway. Aided by lovely weather and a great venue at Capel Manor Gardens, it certainly lived up to the expectations. Turn up was massive with a good variety of fine automobiles.


Corvette C6 Convertible

Jaguar MK2

Ford Thunderbird

Ford F-150 Lightning. 5.4 liter V8 supercharged

Aston Martin Vanquish with a manual gearbox

Datsun 240Z

Ford Thunderbird interior

Red Cadillac

Vintage looking stereo

Pink Cadillac

Pontiac Firebird

Lotus Elan

Mk.2 Granada

Mk.3 Capri

Another F-150 Lightning

'66 Ford Mustang Fastback

Mustang interior

Chevrolet Corvette C5

Corvette C3s

'78 Corvette C3

'80 Corvette C3

Corvette C3 interior

C2 Corvette Convertible

Buick Riviera interior

Corvette C2 interior with 4 speed manual gearbox

Buick Riviera


VW Golf Mk.1 with a more modern engine

The face of Rolls-Royce in the '80s and '90s

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Mk.2 and Mk.1 Capri

Mk.3 Capri

Panthers - fiberglass felines 

Built on Vauxhall mechanics in the '70s and '80s

Something you don't see every day... a red Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

Volvo P1800 Estate

BMW 635i E24

Jaguar XJS Convertible

Series I Daimler Six and early Sierra Cosworth

W126 with cheesy ad-ons

Another E24 with Alpina wheels

Mercedes-Benz 220S

Amazing original interior

This is what luxury looked like before plastics were invented

Rolls-Royce Corniche

Citroen DS21


Porsche 944S

It could easily pass as a car from the '90s

A rare to see Fiat 1/9X. They all rusted away decades ago.

Fiat 500, Alfa-Romeo GTV Spider and Porsche 928

The original 500 is tiny

A miniature work of art

Mini Moke

The only FWD Lotus ever. The Isuzu powered Elan M100

Early Aston DB7 with the supercharged inline 6

Pre-facelift Bentley Arnage

Certainly not underpowered 

Lancer EVOs variously

This is how the rich rolled 40 years ago

Silver Shadow for the city and Range-Rover for the country

Datsun 280Z

2.8 liter inline 6 with mechanical fuel injection

Late production (80-82) Corvette C3 in bright red
And now the vintage section of the show

Austin Seven - a global platform built under licence by BMW, Nissan, Rosengart and American Austin

1930s Packard

Enormous american coupe - Lincoln Zephyr

A striking presence, pictures don't do it justice. 

With a V12!

Leather wrapped Austin Six


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