This year really started for me with the London Classic Car Show at the ExCeL in London. The show is a celebration of classic motoring and features many machines from the top marques of the 20th Century along with stands from restorers and classic car dealerships.
This week I shall be taking a look at the cars of the show. I will be doing a post about each of my favourite manufacturers to make covering this huge event easier. Today we will be looking at the presence of the most prestigious manufacturer; Ferrari.
Ferrari’s, be they classic or modern, are some of the most collectable cars on the market today. Cars of the 250 series from the 1950’s and 60’s are fetching millions and auction and in private sales.
There were many Ferrari 250s at the show including two examples of the most desirable 250GTO.
A whole range of 250s were there though including a Testarossa:
A pair of Europa coupes:
Along with a whole host of other early cars:
Although no where near as desirable as the 250 I really really like the 275GTB. One of the prettiest looking cars of the 1960’s in my opinion.
The other really collectable set of Ferrari’s are known as the big 5. The big 5 consists of the 288 GTO, the F40, the F50, the Enzo and the LaFerrari. Examples of each were present at the show. Below is the 288GTO.
The F40 is my favourite of the line up. I’m a sucker for late 80s cars of any variety though!
There was an F50 present. It was a red convertible. I’m a terrible blogger though and didn’t actually take any pictures of it because I didn’t have the foresight to know that I would structure this post this way and I’m going to be honest I don’t like the F50 very much. I’m sure it’s a great car but I’m just not a fan. Anyway, following the F50 came the Enzo. This one was finished in an unusual and beautiful blue.
The Enzo does look rather menacing in black.
Finally we come to Ferrari’s current hypercar the LaFerrari. Four were present believe it or not. 3 red coupes and one yellow spider.
There are many Ferrari’s outside of the great 5 that are special though. The Testarossa is a real 80’s icon!
The Daytona is nice too. It reminds me a lot of a 250 with 80’s styling! Very cool!
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