Car Show Classics: Autotron November 2017, Part One – The Europeans, And A Touch Of Japan

The weather conditions were reasonable on the fifth of November, many visitors showed up in their own classic car at the regularly held Autotron show, including a small armada of all kinds of American vehicles. But first the Europeans and a pair of Japanese automobiles, usually the latter are largely underrepresented at these shows.

Here’s a 1974 Ford Capri, registered as a 1600 L.

On the windshield it says RS 1600, the designation 1600 RS II is on the hatch, and then there’s Silverstone Racing 1974 on its side. I assume it’s some sort of tribute.

1985 Mini 1000 E.

1995 Volvo 960 2.5i 24v.

1970 Saab 96V4.

1985 Skoda 120 LS. Rear engine, rear wheel drive.

1951 Citroën Traction Avant 15 Six. Front engine, front wheel drive.

1960 Borgward Isabella TS de Luxe.

1958 Volvo P544.

1998 Daimler Super V8.

The inevitable W114-W115, one of the most durable car models ever built. Above a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 230.

1973 BMW 520 (2.0 liter 4-cylinder).

1980 Citroën Visa, powered by a 652 cc air cooled 2-cylinder boxer engine. Bigger water cooled 4-cylinder engines were also available.

From the Ford factory in Cologne, a 1971 Ford 17M 2000 Automatic.

1972 Volkswagen Beetle, brought to you by Tattoo Gretje.

1979 Mercedes-Benz LP 813 car hauler.

Also present, a 2011 Mercedes-Benz Viano CDI 3.0 next to a Sprinter 216 CDI.

1980 Toyota Carina.

Back then it was worth mentioning that a car had a 5-speed transmission.

The other one from Japan, a 2007 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 3C13.

Let’s have a look inside the main building, starting with a 1961 Renault 4 CV.

1993 Peugeot 405 GL 1.6i.

1959 Volkswagen Beetle.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 190D.

1982 Volkswagen Santana 1.6.

1978 BMW 318 Automatic (1.8 liter 4-cylinder).

1979 Ford Capri 2.0 GL.

1987 Audi 80 1.8S Automatic. This generation of the 80 really gave Audi momentum in Europe. Modern looks, combined with an excellent build quality and rust proofing.

1985 Ford Fiesta XR2, 97 DIN-hp from its 1.6 liter CVH-engine. Clearly an ancestor of the current Fiesta ST hot hatch.

Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000.

Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000.

1991 Volvo 780 Coupe 2.3 Turbo (by Bertone).

1979 Citroën Ami8 Break.

1970 Jaguar XJ6 4.2. Asking price € 4,999.99.

1979 Citroën Visa, with the same engine as the white Visa further above.

1954 Fiat 500 C Belvedere, a classic brown station wagon.

1959 Garelli Mocar.

1984 Citroën Acadiane.

The Fiat 1100 D was introduced in 1962, it was the third generation of the Fiat 1100.

The end, a 1989 BMW 320i (2.0 liter inline-6).

Next episode: plenty of Americans.