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Classic Park / ER Classics showroom visit

Classic Park / ER Classics showroom visit

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dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Monday 30th January
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Annual brothers day out:


1974 Aston Martin V8 Coupe 1974 auto


Classic Park ground floor overview.


1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport 'Freccia d'Oro'


1980 Maserati Khamsin


1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Touring Superleggera

More to come.

dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Tuesday 31st January
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Oooof, this Isotta Franchini:

Capo di tuti capi: 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Roadster.


IMO best of display here.


Drool over the craftmanship and beauty.


1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner looked nice but a bit dull in colour.


1931 Packard 845 roadster yum.


1966 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray 327 crowd pleaser.

Next: 'modern' stuff.

dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Wednesday 1st February
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1996 Lamborghini Diablo - 300K looks a bit steep.



Porsche 911 RSR 1974 (replica):

Green is such a great Porsche colour.


Classic Turbo-look.


2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina. Car number 280 from 448. Love the yellow.


1980 Maserati Khamsin - Not too long ago these (and 4.7 Countachs) went for well under 100k but times have changed. Citroen tech mated to a 50s race bred V8 and a gorgeous space age wedge shape: my choice of the 70s/80s Maserati offers.

Serious beef:

1999 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Le Mans


Last incarnation of the 1967 DBS / 1972 V8 model.

Next: a moped?

sim16v

1,602 posts

118 months

Wednesday 1st February
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Great place and great photos.

I "discovered" it last year returning from the 'ring.

dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Thursday 2nd February
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1960 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 DHC > While early (pre oil crisis) 911s are offered - I could say 'changed hands' but we all know that rarely does happen - these XK gems are still well under a tonne. Oww.... 150K, wait...


1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet, 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Touring, 1953 Mercedes-Benz 170 V Lueg > The Alfa is quite small, as you can see wink


Vintage mopeds are quite hot over here in NL. This is a James.

Bentley Brooklands:

What an epic looking car.


This one over any current Roller.

Next: last bits of the Classic Park collection.
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dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Friday 3rd February
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Stunning 50s Mercedes transporter with a valuable load.


Humble 1952 Peugeot 203 Commerciale amongst the exotica > Lovely daily and a great alternative to a period Volvo.


1973 Citroën SM > Johan Cruyff had one of these. I prefer the period Maserati Khamsin.

Classic Park ground floor looks lovely. But there is even more upstairs:





CP: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette C1 > It's red but not as you know it...

Next: moving on up to ER Classics.

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,207 posts

175 months

Monday 6th February
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Moving on to ER Classics, a 15 mins trip. Tidy showroom packed with the more sensible classics.

Warm welcome - it's a free entry - by this huge RR. Teak deck!


A more humble 1955 3-speed Healey 100.

Fancy this monster Bentley?

Website says: Bentley Speed-Eight 1956 with original Bentley 8 cyl 6.5 ltr engine > It's a 50s built rep but what is still original?


285K looks a bit steep to me.


1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI (65K) looks sensible.

Next: asking 50K for a tidy Volvo P1800? :cough:

dinkel

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Friday 10th February
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OK, 60s styling and Swedish reliability but 50K?


I prefer the early 70s look which is a bit more to the point.


Sleek coupe shape cuts it. Alloys over spokes for me.


The Saint allright.


Wow. Up there with the best lookers. Could do with a bit more oomph though.


Still dozens on the road and with high milage. The 911T had a 235K pricetag :cough:


Recent years galleries collected P1800s and brought them up to spec. At a cost.

Next: Jaguar.

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,207 posts

175 months

Sunday 12th February
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Nice E DHC and 150 HTC. ER has a great display and the cars do look good.


Jags XK120 in dull green but hey: I'd rally this for a day or 2 without complainings.


Epic looking Jaguar XK150 and a TR3 for good measure.

Next: Ze Dzjermans.

swooshiain

181 posts

14 months

Sunday 12th February
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So many stunning cars. Is this place a museum that also sells cars, or a car showroom that has an elightened policy to visitors?

sim16v

1,602 posts

118 months

Sunday 12th February
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You can look at it either way.

1. A museum where the exhibits are for sale.
2. A dealer where you are charged entry to look at stock.

It's a very nice place with a lovely cafe/restaurant, so i'd say it was more like a museum selling exhibits!

Allan L

251 posts

22 months

Sunday 12th February
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I take it that Classic Park is a museum and ER Classics showroom is a dealer. Not a difficult concept, I'd say.
Mind you, I feel that a lot of the cars shown by the dealer would be at their best in a museum

dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Wednesday 15th February
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Well at CP they charge a mild entry fee and ER has a free entry... and a splendid coffee offered!

Both - and The Gallery Brummen, which is 4x as large - have quality stock. Quality exterior wise that is. I'm not sure about the tech.

But then, most classic car buyers mind the looks over the ride. Which is :cough: not everyone's cuppa. An up to spec classic daily runner can be bought cheaper and at specialist garages everywhere in NL. Obviously they are greasy and hard to find. But then, I would never buy a 50K P1800 when for a 3rd of the money you can have a great runner with a scratch and a drip of oil under the bonnet.

Fact: galleries like the 2 featured buy great cars for peanuts, polish them up to Peb Beach spec and sell them for big bucks. That's the problem with Giulia and Bertone Alfa cars at the moment. Which is a pain.

dinkel

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Saturday 18th February
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I know it's the most desriable 911 > but 235k?


Spin and span and obviously tiptop and 15 years ago up for 'grabs' at 40-something.


Two stroke!


Massive BMW Z8 covers a very tidy P1800.

Next: Italians.

dinkel

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175 months

Thursday 23rd February
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Gorgeous 1948 Talbot Lago-Record Type T26.


Not my cuppa but cool as cool can be. I love the square engine that can pop out when the cars goes up for maintainance. Even the hoses are cut to make a perfect square.


It looked like there was more light to catch this stunning Duetto. Sorry.


50K for this '69 1750 injection Duetto... which sounds reasonable in this condition. This makes the very same price tag on a P1800 silly.

Next: last bits.

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,207 posts

175 months

Thursday 9th March
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The Americans:

I'd like to try and reverse park one of these.


Roomy.


8 litres of cruising fun.


Minty C1 is not my thing but a luverly thing to watch.


Big Healey in a great colour, cabrio Beetle and a 911 engine powered Indra.

That's it - more cars to come. DSR last weekend of April wink