Biggest ever Autojumble Luxembourg celebrates the MGB

| 12 Mar 2012

The Letzeburger Oldtimer Federatioun held its best Autojumble yet from 10-11 March at Luxexpo-Kirchberg.

Organiser Jean-Marie Schmit was especially pleased to host the 50th anniversary of the MGB, with club members rising to the occasion and even bringing MGB-related cakes and chocolates.

The Veteran and Vintage Car Club of Luxembourg put together three rare siblings, a 1929 Chenard et Walcker Z5, a 1929 Paige 6-45 Sedan and a 1931 Packard 833 Touring.

While admiring the restoration of its '20s Mathis four-cylinder Torpedo, Jean-Pierre Dichter, manager of the Conservatoire National de Véhicules Historiques, explained the tragic fate of the French factory, founded in 1905.

During the German occupation, Emile Mathis fled his Strasbourg based company and sought shelter in the US. The Germans then used the Mathis facilities to produce army vehicles and supplies so Emile Mathis sacrificed his compant and told the allies which points of the factoryt they should pinpoint in their bombing.

For variety of content, one of the best stands was that of the British Sports Car Owners' Club Luxembourg. On show were a 1962 Land-Rover Series II, a 1973 Lotus Europa Twin Cam, a 1947 Jaguar MkIV (for sale at €29,000), a 1953 Jaguar C-Type Heritage and a wonderful 1961 Aston Martin DB4 S3.

There were a few interesting cars on the Porsche Classic Club Luxembourg stand, including a mint 1972 911S Targa and a race-prep 1973 911 2.7 RSR in Martini colours.

The most elegant car on show, however, was an art deco 1936 Panhard and Levassor SS (below).