World’s Top Classic Cars Set to Line Up in London

By Paul Joseph

At the 2017 London Classic Car Show in February, the phrase “Perfect 10” will be on everyone’s lips, representing the best examples of classic cars in 10 different body styles.

With three months to go before the show opens its doors, the event organisers are scouring the globe to find the world’s most desirable classics under the 10 headings: saloon, coupé, convertible, sports car, supercar, hatchback, shooting brake or woodie, sports racer, single-seater and aerodynamic pioneer or streamliner.

At selected times during all four days of the capital’s premier classic car event, stand-out examples in each category will be driven along The Grand Avenue, the innovative roadway that runs through the centre of the show, allowing visitors to see and hear their favourite classics in action.

Heightening both the spectacle and decibel levels, each category will include at least one competition car. What’s more, in 2017 the Grand Avenue will boast a new open paddock allowing visitors back stage access to get even closer to their favourite cars at no extra expense.

“Everyone has their own ideas about their favourite classic and I’m sure there will be plenty of debate during the show about what constitutes the Perfect 10,” said event director Bas Bungish.

“But visitors can be sure that the cars we put forward in each of the 10 categories will be outstanding examples of each body style. Choosing the Perfect 10 from those is not going to be easy!”

Other highlights of the expanded show include a celebration of 70 years of Ferrari road cars, Car Club Square with displays from the UK’s leading one-make clubs, and the country’s leading classic car dealers with hundreds of hugely desirable classic cars for sale.

The show is also certain to attract many celebrities from the motoring world. The roll-call from previous years includes the likes of James May, Arian Newey, David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Sir Stirling Moss, Ari Vatanen and Gordon Murray.

By Paul Joseph