Supercars and Classics London Concours 2022

Rare supercars & Classic Cars Plus Interview with curator of Nizam’s cars and finder of Sheikh Zayed’s 1965 Rolls-Royce

Attended ‘Supercar Day’ at the amazing 2022 London Concours yesterday held as usual at the Honourable Artillery Company near Old Street in Central London. The Drivers Union, Supercar Owner’s Club, was there in full attendance. Plus some extraordinary new and classic cars.

Key highlights include:

1:13 see the new Lotus Eletre alongside new Emira and Evija

1:37 Limited series continuation version of Bizzarini 5300GT that won 5.0-litre class at 1965 Le Mans (chassis 0222), period correct. 24 will be made.

1:45 Meet Abu Dhabi-based Mohammed Luqman – a Brown Car Guy and author who curates vintage classic cars for the Nizams of Hyderabad in India, and who has also located and acquired and is restoring Sheikh Zayed’ of UAE’s 1965 Rolls-Royce!

5:51 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Sports Torpedo Tourer with 7.4-litre straight-six producing 50bhp.

7:06 This restored Ferrari 250GT SWB finished 3rd in 1960 Le Mans. It’s estimated to be worth £6m-7m.

8:42 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary – one of only 67 right-hand drive cars, and the only one to be painted in Arancio Miura Orange to match owner’s 1975 LP400 Periscopio Countach.

9:18 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Pick-Up – the ultimate Goodwood Revival tow vehicle by Essex-based Clark & Carter.

9:43 1969 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 Crayford is the only surviving example of just 12 W108 SELs converted to estates by Crayford. It used the glass and panels from a Ford Granada Mk1 Estate.

10:05 This 1982 BMW 635 CSi Observer Coupe was a collaboration between a Coventry-based design agency MGA Developments, BMW UK and The Observer Magazine. It’s glass roof and rear panel slid into a new decklid. Only one was made. In 1990 the roof mechanism was removed and it became a hard-top.

10:29 1996 Mercedes F200 Imagination concept car replaced the steering wheel with a joystick set-up. It had active suspension and an electro-transparent roof. Two were made, this is the only one that actually drives.

11:39 One-off 1974 Lotus Elan estate ‘shooting brake’ by Lotus specialist, Paul Matty with an aluminium roof bonded to the fibreglass body.

11:48 1998 Jaguar XK180 was built to celebrate 50 years of XK120 based on shortened XJR platform. Only two were built.

14:43 1958 Mercury Park Lane boasted power steering, power brakes, power soft-top, power windows, power bootlid, driver’s memory seat and self-seeking radio with a 7.0-litre V8. Eight or less of the 853 made still survive.

19:08 Best In Show Winner Toyota 2000 GT 19:21 Sy of Drivers Union 19:33 Interview with BCG Superfan Ibrahim !

Any other car you’d like to know more about, ask in the Comments and I’ll try to answer!


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