InterClassics Brussels doubles in size

| 21 Nov 2016

More than 20,000 visitors flocked to InterClassics Brussels from 18-20 November, drawn by a bumper offering twice exhibition space of last year’s event. Mario Laguna reports. 

The main themes for 2016 included Microcars and Legends of Spa-Francorchamps. An incredibly rare 1956 Autoscooter Inter stole the hearts of many. Just 43 examples remain of an original production run of 283, the rarity sharing the podium with a 1959 Mochet CM125 Grand Luxe. 

A stunning 1947 Delage Grand Sport took centre stage on the Spa-Francorchamps exhibition, the car being raced at the circuit by Maurice Trintignant. 

It was joined by a 1968 Ford GT40, which scooped the Best Car of the 1960s Award. The ex-John Wyer car was sold to Belgian driver Jean Blaton and later crashed by teammate Willy Mairesse at Le Mans. 

A 1949 Alfa romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Pinin Farina was awarded the Best Car of the 1940s gong, while the Best Car of the 1980s trophy went to a gorgeous Renault 5 Turbo 2. 

The Best of Show Award went to a 1927 Excelsior Albert 1er, which had been displayed in Maastricht earlier in the year. 

Top-end classic dealers were out in force, with a 1972 Ferrari 246GTS garnering plenty of attention. The car was sold new to Montreal and was displayed in as-found condition, complete with peeling paintwork. 

An ex-Succo/Reinaldi 1952 Fiat 1100S Motto with period Mille Miglia history also drew a crowd, as did a 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Supergioiello with coachwork by Ghia. The latter was offered for sale at €599,000.