Car Show Classics: Autotron April 2017 – Part One

This year’s spring edition of the Autotron classic car show was held on April 8 and 9. The weather conditions were ideal for such an event, many visitors showed up in their own classic ride. Let’s stroll around, inside and outside the main building.

The starting point is this 1952 Ford F-3 flatbed truck.

1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 GE, a genuine G-Fire Department-Wagen.

1964 Opel Kadett A Luxus.

1978 Ford Taunus 1.6 liter 2-door sedan.

1982 Ford Sierra 1.3 liter, the Taunus and its 1982 successor were Ford’s European mid-size family cars back then.

This 1987 Toyota Carina II 1.6 liter was in the same segment as the Ford Sierra.

1970 Opel Blitz flatbed truck with dropsides, it has a 60 hp Peugeot diesel engine.

1986 Mercedes-Benz W126 hearse. Very airy. Not that it helps.

A famous German trio. The 1983 Opel Kadett D Caravan (wagon) clearly had a hard life, but it survived.

1984 Citroën Mehari Azur.

1984 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Quadrifoglio Oro with the 95 hp 1.5 ti engine.

1985 Ford Fiesta 1.0 (957 cc, actually).

Here’s the 75 hp Ford 16v Zetec-S 1.25 liter engine of a 1996 Ford Fiesta Ghia.

1982 Audi 100 GL, 1.6 liter engine.

The Little Legend that saved Peugeot from a bankruptcy in the early eighties. A 1987 Peugeot 205, € 950 asking price.

1982 Volvo 340 DL Automatic. This car model was developed by DAF; but then Volvo came along and took over the DAF car production in the mid-seventies and it ended up as the Volvo 343, introduced in 1976.

1961 Opel Rekord P2.

1975 Land Rover 109″ with a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine.

1970 Fiat 128.

1970 Saab 96 V4.

1984 Renault 5 Alpine Turbo, 112 hp from its 1.4 liter engine.

1974 Chevrolet Caprice Classic.

1976 Ford Thunderbird.

1964 Mercedes-Benz 190.

1972 Citroën DS.

1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner.

1971 Morris (Minor) 8cwt Van.

1956 Citroën Traction Avant.

1954 Ford FK (Ford Köln) 3500 with a 3.9 liter V8.

1964 Porsche 356 C.

And the last one for today, a 1973 Volvo 164 E Automatic.