More than 10,000 visitors flocked to Flanders Expo in Ghent at the weekend (15-16 February) for the long-running Flanders Collection Car-organised classic show.
With more than 250 classics on show from dealers across northern Europe, the main themes for 2014 were Alfa Romeo and BMW.
The BMW showing was especially impressive, ranging from 1950 to 1985 and including everything from Graf von Goetz designed 507 to an M1.
Alfa Romeos could be admired not only at the Belgian Club stand, but also with a few dealers. Montreals were popular and a red one from 1972 was for sale at €25,000, while a more exclusive 1956 1900 CSS was available at €125,000.
The stand-out cars weren't all flashy or exotic and a 1950 Ford Taunus G73A was particularly charming.
Well restored, interesting pre-war cars, were for sale at reasonable prices, such as a 1922 Fiat 512 Torpedo at €49,950, a 1929 Delage Torpedo at €48,000, and a more desirable 1938 Delage D6 by Letourneur et Marchand at €95,000. With the same price tag, a 1933 Lagonda 16/8 looked impressive.
Oldest car on show though was brought by FBVA (Fédération Belge des Véhicules Anciennes) and was a very original 1900 De Dion Bouton Type E, chassis 442.
The show was packed with Ferraris. Not less than four Testarossas were for sale and a younger 550 Barchetta, serial number 124404, with original hard top and helmets was sold on the spot.
1926 Delage Torpedo
Impresive 1933 Lagonda
1939 DKW of the four rings period
Restored 1922 Fiat 512
1951 MG TD
This Montreal wasn't for sale