Rare classics dazzle crowds at Auto e Moto d'Epoca

| 29 Oct 2012

More than 1000 classic cars and 60,000 visitors flocked to Auto e Moto d’Epoca at the Padua Exhibition Centre in Italy from 26-28 October.

Some of the most prestigious classics included Porsches such as 908, 911RSR and 356 Speedster, while Mercedes included the 540K and the 300SL.

Unsurprisingly, the event was dominated by Italian machines including Lancia Aurelia B20 and B24 plus Ferrari 250GT and 250GT California Spider.

There was also an Alfa Romeo 6C-2500 Touring that won at Villa d’Este in 2001.

Meanwhile the ‘poor but beautiful’ concours was reserved for attainable classics more than 25 years old, but costing no more than €12,000.

Cars such as a 1953 Fiat 1900 Granluce, a 1962 Ford Consul Capri and a 1976 Citroën Ami 8 were sold via a Dutch-style auction where a high starting price was steadily lowered until the first bid took the lot.

Clubs were also out in force with everything from the MG Car Club Italy to the Lancia Ardea Club, The Historic Peugeot Club of Italy and the Audi Sport Club.

Finally, a huge autojumble offered a massive selection of spare parts and automobilia.

To find out more about the event, click here.