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Little Classics News: 11 January 2015

Classics Steal the Show at Autosport International

Autosport International 2015 Coys Auction Classic Cars

Yet again, Autosport International, held from 8th to 12th January, attracted thousands to the NEC in Birmingham seeking parts, advice, services and entertainment around many aspect of motorsport. Yet throughout all the latest technology and machines, it was the cars of the past that drew the biggest interest.

Alongside classic rally cars, vintage custom dragsters and even a few classics from the prestigious history of Le Mans and F1, Coys drew in big crowds (below) for a tempting selections of classic cars for their special auction.

Coys classic car auction at Autosport International 2015

Amongst the vehicles on sale were a few machines from Channel 4’s For the Love of Cars, with Philip Glenister and Ant Anstead hoping for some strong results from their most recent restorations. Of course, there are no spoilers here, so you’ll have to wait until series two starts soon.

Lister Knobbly at Autosport International 2015

One of our favourites from the show included Lister’s new reborn classic(above), echoing the famous and hugely successful Lister knobbly. Celebrating Lister’s 60th anniversary, the reborn ‘Knobbly’ is built to the very same specification as the original 1958 ‘Knobbly’, using the late Brian Lister’s original drawings and manufacturing jigs. It’s even powered by a race-prepared Jaguar D-Type 3.8-litre straight-six, producing 330bhp.

Alvis 4.3 Litre Continuation Series

Over the last couple of years Alvis have also been giving birth to one of their famous cars of the past, with the Alvis 4.3 Litre Continuation Series (above) – bringing the 1930s back to life, but with the benefit of a few modern tweaks, such as fuel injection, to ensure they’re meeting all the regulations required to become road registered.

Classic Team Lotus

Classic Team Lotus (above) also stood out, bringing four historic racing cars together for the first time - all from the Jim Clark era, celebrating his clean sweep 50 years on. It was in 1965 Jim Clark won the Indianapolis 500 in the Lotus type 38; he took the Formula One World Driver Championship in the Lotus type 33; the Formula Two Championship in the Lotus type 35; and even the Tasman Championship in the Lotus type 32B.

Our full gallery of images

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images (Ford Escort)

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images (Lister)

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images (cooper)

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Jaguar D-Type and Lister Storm

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Alvis wooden frame

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Porsche 911

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Ferrari F40

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Ferrari F40 wing

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - BMW

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Vintage

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Vintage for sale

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Lancia

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Ford Mustang

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Jaguar D-Type

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Audi Quattro

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - VW Beatle

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - VW T1

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - classic racer

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Ford Escort

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Lotus

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - historic racer

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Brabham

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Mini Clubman

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - VW Golf GTi

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Chevvy Drag car

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - modified MG B

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - mini

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Corvette

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Ford Escort RS

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Mini Cooper

Autosport International 2015 - classic car images - Countach



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