Car Show Classics: 2017 Oldtimer Festival Neder-Betuwe – Part One, The Cars

An oldtimer is the generic term over here for all kinds of old vehicles. On June 10 I visited the Oldtimer Festival Neder-Betuwe, and I must say that I never saw such a miscellaneous collection of old vehicles before. Mopeds, motorcycles, cars, vans, motorhomes, trucks, farm tractors and military vehicles; everything was there.

First the cars, I’ll get back to all the others later on.

1985 Buick Century Limited, powered by a 3.8 liter V6 engine.

1976 Opel Kadett C Coupe.

1977 Opel Kadett C City, the hatchback, looking angry.

The FWD Kadett D replaced the C in 1979. Here’s a 1982 Opel Kadett D with the 60 hp 1.3 N engine and an automatic transmission. Note that this one is not a hatchback.

1964 Chevrolet Impala.

1986 Porsche 944.

1986 Volvo 240 GL.

1987 Citroën 2CV6 Spécial.

1987 Volkswagen Golf Convertible. The Karmann convertible based on the Golf Mk1 was built until 1993.

1980 Saab 99 GL.

1978 Buick Riviera, powered by Buick’s 350 V8.

1972 Toyota Crown, under its hood the 2.0 liter 5R 4-cylinder.

1977 Toyota Celica ST.

Fast forward 40 years, this 2017 Toyota Verso was also on display.

1955 Peugeot 203 C.

1966 Volvo Amazon.

1980 Opel Ascona B with a 90 hp 2.0 liter engine. The 1975-1981 Ascona B was Opel’s last RWD mid-size family car, what we call the D-segment these days. Its main competitor was the Ford Taunus.

Both Beetles had their first registration in 1972.

1982 Chevrolet Corvette C3.

In the same year Cross-Fire Injection made its debut.

1979 Saab 96L V4.

1965 Peugeot 404 with the XC7 engine, a 70 hp 1,618 cc 4-cylinder.

You feel happier in a Peugeot 404.

1972 Volkswagen Beetle 1303S.

1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI, 82 kW (112 DIN-hp) from its 1.8 liter engine.

1975 Mazda 929 Coupe.

1972 Triumph Spitfire Mk IV.

1981 Suzuki LJ80.

1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow…

…with a matching trailer!

1980 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series III.

1972 Opel Manta A…

…with a period correct steering wheel cover.

In 1975 the Manta B superseded the Manta A. Pictured a 1978 Opel Manta with a 90 hp 2.0 liter engine.

1964 Saab 96 with a 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine.

1980 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE, W126-series S-Class.

When I walked back to the parking lot, I passed by this immaculate 1982 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Another fine example of the 112 hp hot hatch legend.

To be continued (i.e. the rest of the potpourri).