Car Show Classics: 2017 Auto Motor Classic Day – Part Two

Round two of the tour starts with a 1987 Citroën BX 1.6 TRI. Initially this Bertone design from the late seventies was supposed to become a Volvo, but that never happened. It was too eccentric and futuristic for the Swedish automaker. Citroën -who else- was interested in Bertone’s design though and developed the BX, introduced in 1982.

As Citroën as a Citroën can be, hydropneumatic suspension included. From 1982 to 1994 more than 2.3 million BX hatchbacks and wagons were built.

1961 Daimler Majestic Major, powered by Daimler’s 4.5 liter (well, litre, in this case) V8.

Given its condition this truck will probably outlive all of us, a 1987 Toyota HiLux 2.4D (75 DIN-hp) 4WD.

This 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis had its first registration in the Netherlands. What seems to be the problem, officer?

2001 Jaguar XKR…

…with a supercharged 4.0 liter V8.

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Automatic. No matter what classic car show you visit, there’s always a good number of excellent Das Haus-automobiles on display.

See? 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL.

Side by side.

1970 Morris Minor.

2007 Ducati Monster S2R 1000.

And yet another American that was shipped to my country after it left the factory, a 1965 Chevrolet Impala with the 230 cid inline six engine (despite the non-stock V8 emblem on the front fender) and a manual transmission.

1972 Mercedes-Benz 250.

1986 Dodge Ramcharger (318 engine).

1974 Lancia Fulvia Coupé 3.

1977 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE. Always mighty impressive, a W116 in a sublime condition.

1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal. With a 2.6 liter V8 and a ZF 5-speed manual transmission.

1955 Daimler Conquest Century Saloon, powered by a 2.4 liter (sorry, litre) inline-6.

1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE convertible.

This young Benz, a 2011 E-Class 350 CDI wagon, was parked in the show’s main parking lot for whatever reason. In Europe this is the most roomy wagon on the market, together with the Skoda Superb Combi. I don’t know about other parts of the world.

And a Toyota Land Cruiser is always a classic. This is a 2005 LWB (so with 5 doors) Land Cruiser 120-series, equipped with the 4-cylinder 3.0 liter D4D engine.

2000 Mercedes-Benz SL 320.

2008 Peugeot Boxer (aka Fiat Ducato, Citroën Jumper, Ram ProMaster) food truck/van with a 2.2 liter turbodiesel. I took this picture right after I had finished my broodje bal. That’s a bread roll with a meatball and, in this case, a surplus of peanut sauce – yes folks, a real delicacy!

The last one, a 2010 Fiat Ducato (aka Peugeot Boxer, Citroën Jumper, Ram ProMaster) ice cream truck/van with a 2.2 liter turbodiesel.

Part One