The IAA for Oldtimer-fans

Essen, April 10, 2017

Approximately 1,250 exhibitors, more than 200 clubs and 2,700 vehicles in the offer for sale: The techno Classica has also 2017 can claim its position as the world's number one of the vintage fairs. On a total of five days, over 185,000 visitors filled the exhibition halls in Essen.

Between classic and modern

A trend that increasingly solidified, is the participation of major automotive companies which present themselves with their own stands. 27 classic departments vied for the attention of visitors who flocked from 81 Nations after meal. Jaguar Land Rover unveiled plans for a new Germany classical music Center, which is to have its seat in Essen. Because the techno Classica is the first major auto show of the year on German soil, many manufacturers used it to a bridge in the modern era. Such as Opel, where the new insignia in a line of tradition was presented with Captain, Admiral and diplomat. So, we can say: A touch of IAA in Essen.

Celebs and Pininfarina

Special dealt with the history of the electric car, race cars of the 1950s and Heidi Hetzer. The latter returned long circumnavigation in a Hudson from 1927 shortly before techno Classica a 960 days. In addition indulged celebrities such as TV chef Horst lights or music legend Peter Kraus their hobby. A Concours d' Elegance spoiled the eyes of Oldtimer fans with rare vehicles, the title of the "best of show" went to an Alfa Romeo 3000 SuperFlow IV Pininfarina-bodied by 1960.

Models for millions

This Alfa Romeo was one of 2,700 vehicles which were on the techno Classica for sale. In this area, it was observed on exorbitant rise or prices for vintage will calm down. The latter is the case, experts speak of more predictability. However: For special classic remains deep in the Pocket Access. A Fiat 8V Vignale-bodied from 1953 as well as a Bugatti 57 SC Gangloff in 1938 achieved prices in the millions. An hour after opening a BMW changed hands Z1 Alpina for 165,000 euros. Only about 40 percent of the vintage offered on the techno Classica and classic cars were sold, also a sign that now no longer any price is paid. (rh)