SEP 15th 2015

Top 5: Sunday Revival Car Show highlights

Lotus Elite

On the final day of the incredible 2015 Goodwood Revival around 2500 more exceptional tax-exempt vehicles filling the Revival Car Show, located just across the road from the main track action at the Goodwood Circuit. As promised, here is a selection of five more intriguing cars that caught our eye to follow up our highlights from Saturday. Enjoy…

Salmson Cyclecar

Salmson Cyclecar:

A number of charming 1920s French cycle cars appeared in the Revival Car Show, including this delightful Salmson 1100cc overhead twin cam St Sebastian model, driven all the way from the Netherlands.

Lotus Elite

Lotus Elite:

Colin Chapman’s pioneering Lotus Elite has a long association with Goodwood, with examples of this monocoque GRP coupé racing at the circuit from 1959 onwards. The Revival Car Show contained a few examples of this lightweight two-seater, with this lovely red example really standing out.

Mercury Park Lane

Mercury Park Lane:

If the 1960s Anglia is getting too cramped for your expanding family, yet you still hank after a reverse-raked rear window Ford, this mid-60s Mercury Park Lane could be just the ticket. Built from 1964 until 1968, this giant sedan is idle for cruising the American boulevards, but a tad too big for the West Sussex country lanes.

Vignale Samatha

Vignale Samantha:

Rare even in its native Italy, this 1968 Vignale Samantha is one of a handful made with RHD steering.  Based around Fiat’s 125 saloon, this stylish coupe featured distinctive pop-up ‘fish eye’ headlamps, popularised on the Porsche 928 a decade later.

Autobianchi A112

Autobianchi A112:

Italy’s answer to the BMC Mini, the Autobianchi A112 was a lively little hatchback that sold in huge numbers in Continental Europe, but was never offered officially here in the UK.  With a long 17-year production span, the A112 was available in various stages of trim and tune, with multiple facelifts, this Dutch-registered version being a Series 1 ‘Elegant.’

Photographer: Gary Axon

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