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NEC Classic Motor Show 2016: Sunday's Top 10 highlights

The NEC Classic Motor Show – held over the weekend of November 11-13 – is bigger and busier than ever, with five halls containing more than 2500 classics of all types, as well as dealer displays, trade stands and more.

On the final day of the show, we check out some of the more unusual highlights and some of the most fascinating models on show. With over a million square feet of floorspace dedicated to classics, there’s something for everyone here…

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Rolls-Royce Phantom II

Any 1929-on Phantom II is a special machine, with just 1680 built during its seven-year run. But this 1933 example is unique for having completed the epic Peking to Paris Rally of 2016, a 9000-mile test of mechanical and human endurance. The Rolls-Royce is owned by Hok Kiang Sia of Malaysia, who tackled the world’s toughest rally along with his son, Eric – their first drama being an engine bay fire in the Gobi Desert. The car was repaired, the duo continued and – 36 days after leaving China – they arrived in Paris, earning themselves the rally’s True Grit Award.

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WilliamRead    on 14 November 2016

I had a similar white 4 seat 130GL from 1988 - 1991. I took it to the USSR via Czechoslovakia in 1989, and it was the centre of interest at the GDR/CSSR border. The guards and customs staff had never seen a Skoda with alloy wheels, or one with a sunroof and integral aerial, all fitted at Skoda's Kings Lynn import depot. This stretch Skoda certainly looked much better "in the metal" when I saw it on Saturday that many of the stretch Ladas still used as taxis in Cuba in which any safety-conscious traveller is very reluctant to use!

80sXS    on 14 November 2016

That Gordon Keeble has been for sale on GraemeHunt.com for ages. It's a beauty but the price has surely been dreamt up!

bobber    on 14 November 2016

The sunroof with built-in aerial was supplied by Panarama Sunroofs, and fitted at King's Lynn by sub-contractors, as were the vinyl roofs and coach lines. The built-in aerial was in response to the previous A-post external aerial being declared illegal for type approval.

Tony Widdows    on 14 November 2016

Seeing the DKW Munga and how Auto Union was created with Wanderer being one of the 4 companies.
I had never heard of Wanderer cars but I suddenly realised I had a model of a gorgeous looking sports two seater model W25K. It appears to have IFS by transverse leaf spring, and coil springs with a four cylinder OHV crossflow engine.

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