Island Exhibitions has just returned from the very first Classic Car Show at London’s Excel, where we are very proud to have built and installed a 140m sq stand for prestigious car manufacturer Aston Martin.
The clean sleek looking stand, predominantly in white designed by GLS Design, housed 4 cars worth nearly £1.5million. Taking pride of place on the Aston Martin stand was a 1963 DB6 Mark 2, originally sold for £4,995 in 1963 and now worth a staggering £800,000!
The inaugural show was a huge success, and the organizers have promised it will be back bigger and better in 2016. “Our first London Classic Car Show has exceeded our wildest dreams,” said Event Director Bas Bungish. “The feedback from visitors and exhibitors has been universally positive. Attractions included iconic cars from Le Mans courtesy of Octane magazine and the Motor Sport Hall of Fame, while James May from BBC Top Gear chose the car that changed the world – he believes it’s the Corgi James Bond Aston Martin of which more than six million were sold. Probably the main attraction however was Motoriety’s “The Grand Avenue”. An indoor motorcade featuring dozens of classic cars that ran the entire length of the venue. Whilst many were delighted by the Formula 1 cars, it was the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder that was voted the star of the show, previously owned by Hollywood legend James Coburn and valued at £10million. No fewer than 25,200 visitors attended the show over its three full days… and they came with an urge to spend money. Dealers reported countless genuine enquiries and some serious purchases too. Among the notable cars sold off stands were a £1.5m Ferrari, three £500,000 Aston Martins and a £500,000 E-type Jaguar.
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