2014 Retro Classics Stuttgart

| 14 Mar 2014

The 14th Retro Classics event took place in Stuttgart on 14 March 2014 and saw more than 3000 classic cars packed into nine show halls. In addition, hundreds of visitors bring their cars to the venue, turning the concourse outside into an impromptu display of historic vehicles. This year’s event featured an eclectic mix of classics, from Borgwards to Pumas and Talbots to Delahayes. The star of the show was the 1926 Bugatti Royale that belonged to Ettore himself. It was fully restored to its original specification and made its public debut at the German event. Here is a selection of pictures to give you a flavor of Retro Classics.

This Mini had covered just 11 miles during its life and was for sale at the event – for €30,000!

Barnfind Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing wore its heart – and history – on its sleeve

1926 Bugatti Royale was hidden away for years following a crash

Buses, tractors and motorcycles added colour and variety to the event

An entire hall was devoted to American classics like these Cadillacs and Chevrolets

Messerschmitt owners are known for being offbeat, and their stand didn’t disappoint

Cars for sale featured heavily at Retro Classics, with a whole hall devoted to private sales

Delage was one of several ‘forgotten’ French marques that surrounded Ettore’s famous Bugatti

Jaguar E-type 4.2 2+2 was driven to the event and looked like it saw a lot of use

The standard of classics in the outdoor display was impressive, this Ferrari 330GT being a particular highlight

Utility vehicles were a big hit with the crowds, especially this fire service Volkswagen Beetle

Ford display majored on Capris and Escorts, but also included a Granada 2.8 Injection

The 21-strong French classics stand attracted huge attention throughout the opening day

Little-known German manufacturer Gutbrod also made an appearance. The firm were based on the outskirts of Stuttgart

Steyr-Puch Haflinger was pint-sized perfection. This example was valued at €18,000

Jeep embraced their heritage by showing the 1949 Jeepster alongside its newer models

This 1962 Moretti Fiat 1300C was lurking in a quiet corner of the show. It was a barn find in need of restoration

Tiny Austin-Healy nestles between two enourmous Mercs on the concourse