London Classic Car Boot Sale is a huge success on debut

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The first London Classic Car Boot Sale was a roaring success, with more than 8000 people flocking to the event on the banks of the Thames.

Organised by Vintage by Hemingway and supported by C&SC, it was held in the Hungerford Car Park on the South Bank and was packed with nearly 100 trunk traders selling everything from spares to vinyl LPs and clothing.

There was also live entertainment, music, catering via period vehicles and scooters.

With an entry fee of just £3 per adult, there were queues to get in late into the afternoon, but even they were treated to a line of classics to gaze at while they waited including a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

Inside, even those that weren't buying enjoyed one one of the most eclectic car shows of the year, with vehicles ranging from genuine Fiat 124 Abarth Rallye and pre-war Fords to an Austin Allegro.

One of the most intriguing pairings was a Bond Minicar parked beside a vast 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible from Dream Cars.

The Classic Car Club London had its wares on show as well, while two classic police cars were drawing a lot of attention for the members of the Met who were on hand.

Most expensive item for sale was undoubtedly the Aston Martin DB4 with a small piece of card declaring it could be yours for a mere £499,000.99.

The organisers were delighted with the turn-out and Wayne Hemingway said that more events – both in London and elsewhere – were now on the cards.

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