Car Show Classics: 2018 Autotron Classic British Car Show – From Austin A30 To Jaaaaaaaag V12

A cheerful cross section of classic cars was present at the yearly held British Cars & Lifestyle event. I propose to skip the Lifestyle-aspect entirely and head straight for the cars, parked in the brick parking lot behind the main building. The weather was nice, during the day many owners showed up in their classic British ride. The result was a motley collection of 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-cylinder motor cars.

Let’s start with something special right away with this 1975 Reliant Scimitar GTE automatic, powered by a 3.0 liter Ford Essex V6.

1964 Ford Zodiac Mark III with a 2,553 cc inline-6 engine.

Blue: 1998 Morgan 4/4. Red: 1982 Morgan 4/4.

1979 Rover (SD1) 2600 automatic. Under its hood a 2.6 liter Leyland PE166 inline-6.

1981 Triumph TR7 convertible.

1963 Jaguar Mark 2.

1968 Triumph GT6 Mk I, 2.0 liter inline-6.

1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. No British car show without a classic Roller.

1955 Austin A30, a small family car with a 0.8 liter engine.

1989 Jaguar Sovereign 3.6 (XJ40).

1969 Rover (P5B) 3.5 Litre Coupé.

1970 Rover (P5B) 3.5 Litre Saloon. The Rover V8 engine, based on the Buick 215, made its debut in the 1967 P5B (B for Buick).

1977 MGB roadster…

…powered by a Rover 3.5 V8 with Edelbrock bits ‘n pieces.

1971 MGB with a hardtop and its factory 1.8 liter 4-cylinder.

2000 Rolls Royce Silver Spur.

Yes, the MGB is a very popular British classic, this one is from 1973.

1967 Jaguar 240.

1978 MGB Rubber Bumper Edition.

Daimler Double Six (based on the Jaguar XJ Series III), in this case Double Six equals a 5.3 liter V12.

A legendary profile for sure.

1956 Bentley S1 Continental Coupé by coachbuilder H.J. Mulliner & Co. Wonderful, stately and classy.

1971 Triumph TR6. The TR6 was powered by Triumph’s 2.5 liter inline-6.

1976 Morgan Plus 8 (Rover 3.5 V8 engine).

1951 Morris Oxford Series MO.

1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 2.

1996 Rover Mini.

1966 Triumph Herald with a hardtop.

1965 Jaguar S-Type (3.4 liter engine).

1973 Jensen-Healy (2.0 liter 4-cylinder Lotus 907 engine).

1973 Jaguar E-Type roadster Series 3 with the 5.3 liter V12.

Also present, of course, the E-Type’s successor. Here’s a 1986 Jaguar XJ-SC V12 targa convertible.

A blue 1968 MGC GT in the foreground…

…and another blue 1968 MGC GT in the foreground.

The MGC was powered by the 2.9 liter inline-6 BMC C-Series engine.

1986 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6 coupé.

Now steady on, old chaps!