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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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Morris Marina V8 Coupe

The Morris Marina appealed to owners who appreciated its basic engineering and no-nonsense spec, but it wasn’t exactly a driver’s car. Then British Leyland hit upon the idea of squeezing its legendary Rover V8 engine into the Marina for the 1974 World Rally series, this one-off creation generating plenty of headlines throughout the season. What you see here is a recreation of that car, based around a Marina Coupe but now boasting a 3.5-litre behemoth of an engine. It’s a beast – and certainly manages to turn heads on the Morris Marina Owners’ Club’s stand in Hall 4.

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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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