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Retro Classics 2013: Editors' Favorites Part 2

Franz-Peter Hudek
Retro Classics 2013
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Retro Classics highlights by Michael Schröder

F ord Mustang Shelby GT 500, 1976, Hall 4: I drifted through the exhibition halls with my ten-year-old son Luca on Saturday, excited to see how he would react to certain types of car. The longest we stayed (as expected) in Hall 4, where the US car scene has spread this year.

American models are currently very fascinating to my son, and he just can't get enough of the Camaro, Firebird and Mustang. I like to admit that I was a little infected by his enthusiasm: in the end, a black Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 Fastback from 1967 with the obligatory white rally stripes turned out to be the common star.

For a ten year old car and rock music fan, the details about the vehicle must have sounded incredible: 428 Police Interceptor Motor (whatever that means) and Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford as a prominent previous owner. Lucas tip: buy it and park the car in the garage until he turns 18. Strictly speaking not a bad idea, if it weren't for the price of 159,000 euros ...

Hart Parr tractor 30-60 from 1916 in Hall 8

I'm really not a tractor fan, but this monster in Hall 8 made a lasting impression on me: a tractor unit weighing more than nine tons with 38,600 cm³ (!) displacement. The two-cylinder unit produces between 30 and 60 hp - enough torque to pull a heavy plow over a field should, in this case, probably already be available from five revolutions per minute. The brake system is also interesting: a huge metal disc with two brake pads made of wood. If necessary, a suitable spare part can then be carved in the nearest forest.

Datsun Fairlady 1600 from 1970

Porsche 911 T Targa from 1971

A first-hand Targa from 1971 with only 36,815 miles on it the watch and in my favorite color blood orange - this is exactly what my dream helper should look like. Unfortunately a restoration object.

Retro Classics highlights by Kai Klauder

This is how the gentleman travels: In hall 6 I get stuck on a jaguar. Not on any XJ6 or MK II, but on one of the rare shooting brakes. It's a 1986 Jaguar XJS V12 Eventer that is on sale here. This is the best attraction, because in addition to the convincing exterior, the inner values ​​also fit: The well-known V12 with 295 hp, a fantastically beautiful interior in light leather and dark burl wood - and there is also a green badge.

According to the seller, only 67 copies of this successful hybrid were sold at Lynx; A mileage of only 4,840 km is specified for the copy on offer. The price is 69,900 euros.

A tiny named Potomac

Anyone who claims that a Fiat 500 is a Small car, it probably doesn't know the Potomac. This car is reminiscent of a BMW 328 in the format of a fairground carousel, but there is a small internal combustion engine in the rear and there is space for two slim people who are capable of suffering. The condition of the 1939 Potomac is authentic. The bare metal has many notches and rust film can also be found everywhere. There are also a few rusts and rusts. The vehicle floor is full of holes and is reminiscent of puff pastry, but who looks so closely when probably only three copies have been built.

They called him Hanno

In Hall 9, which is well worth seeing, there were some rarities from the agricultural machinery industry to be seen. For a long time my eye stuck to the Hanno type R136, a tractor from 1936, which was built by the Hoffmann company in Hanover-Laatzen. As small as Hanno is, he can pull loads of up to 10 tons. The little one is powered by an opposed piston engine from Junkers. The two-stroke diesel engine with 696 cubic meters has an output of 12.5 hp. Only three Hanno are still known worldwide.

Retro Classics highlights by Franz-Peter Hudek

Fiat 1400 Touring Abarth: Anyone from the East Entrance on the direct route to Hall 3 and the stand von Motor Klassik was on the road, passed some old, colorful gas pumps. Opposite Enrico Bertone from Monaco showed individual Italians like the yellow Maserati Ghibli, which Alf Cremers loved. In front of it was a bright red, medium-sized, two-door pontoon limousine from theFifties with red and white painted rims and Plexiglas sliding windows. Door handles were missing, but there was a racing tank lock below the trunk lid. The interior was completely cleared out with the exception of two compact sports seats with light brown leather. Square tubes stiffened the rear and served as a shelf for two (non-existent) spare wheels.

The friendly dealer Bertone from Monaco tells the story of the authentic racing touring car from 1950. Complete 'Superleggera' aluminum body by Touring, engine revised by Carlo Abarth. Weight reduction from 1,150 to 850 kilograms, 120 hp, 188 km /h. Only three vehicles were built, especially for the Mille Miglia. More understatement and originality are hardly conceivable for a historic racing car with a touring body. The price seems proud, but justified for connoisseurs: 150,000 euros.

Porsche 928 Strosek

Radical conversion von Strosek with broad hips and small Testarossa gills in the doors. The all-round attachments as well as the front bumper, which is completely filled with broadband headlights, are perfectly crafted and, above all, very well preserved. The new, but in the original color of the paint in an iridescent, dark red-brown goes wonderfully with the shiny chrome BBS rims. This 928 from 1982 looks cuddly and more brutal than the mellow, sober original. In YOUNGTIMER issue 3, the 310 hp athlete can be admired during a night city tour. The issue comes out on July 3rd. Please note!

Delahaye 235 Cabriolet Chapron

After the war, the French luxury brand tried to conjure up old times again by placing bodies from famous manufacturers on the chassis with six-cylinder engines as usual. In this case from Chapron. Each car was designed individually according to the wishes of its owner. Of course, the pontoon body had already established itself in this luxury segment in 1953. The often only two-seater coupés and convertibles looked all the more massive and important. More representation was hardly possible at the time. But this convertible looks relatively light-footed and cuts a fine figure in the posh lido Deauville or Honfleur. A car that had to be driven in a straw hat and gaiters. Unfortunately it only has 152 hp.

What else caught the eye

Also deserved a tour stop of course some crazy US cars like the Stutz Blackhawk, but also a completely normal Ford Thunderbird from the early sixties with the most spectacular interior design of all time. With prices starting at 25,000 euros for the coupés, you are already the owner of one of these Ford jet fighters on wheels. Then maybe the smallest 'nine-eleven' of all time, aA beautiful coupé based on Steyr-Puch with only two cylinders in the rear, built by Intermeccania in Turin. In 1961 only ten of the 25 hp runabouts were built. Nobody is smaller.


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