Classic car show takes over the ExCeL

A legendary Ferrari F40 on show at the ExCeL.

A legendary Ferrari F40 on show at the ExCeL. - Credit: Archant

Classic motor vehicles from all over the world brought vintage car-loving enthusiasts to the London Classic Car show at the ExCeL.

A record 33,000 visitors enjoyed the weekend event bringing together the very best drivers, designers and maufacturers.

Former Formula 1 World Champion, Jenson Button, opened the showcase.

Other motoring royalty to visit included World Rally Champion Ari Vatane, former Formula 1 ace, Sir Stirling Moss, renowned petrol head Jodie Kidd and McLaren designer Gordon Murray.

The designer curated a special exhibition dedicated to the McLaren F1 featuring seven cars worth more than £50 million on the stand.

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Amongst the stars of the show were the legendary Ferrari F40 and an original Lamborghini Muira as used in the opening scenes on the Italian Job.

However, for those on a budget, a display featuring motors from one-make car clubs offered classic cars with a cheaper price tag.

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A spokesman for the event said: “From the moment the show opened right up until the final curtain the halls were totally buzzing with visitors.

“They loved the special displays and really got involved.”

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