Beaulieu International Autojumble 2017

Took a trip down to Beaulieu for the 2017 International Autojumble which was as always well attended with plenty of visitors from outside these shores displaying their wares.

Didn’t get what I really wanted, but I did pick up a few tools and perused the Car Corral and the parking are for the onsite Bonham’s auction which you can see in the gallery.

It appears these type of events are what is keeping Beaulieu going as the museum is falling behind the likes of the Haynes and  the British Motor Museum, (Gaydon), offerings, which is a real shame.

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There were  a number of interesting and varied American vehicles:

  • Replica Lincoln of the year & model of the one JFK was assassinated in
  • Rare 1930 Viking four door deluxe sedan
  • 1948 Nash 600 Super two door coupe for sale at £8950
  • Beautifully restored Cadillac convertible in the Bonham’s auction parking area
  • Partially completed Hudson project car
  • Nicely restored 1950’s Willy’s Jeep
  • Some nice Mustangs new & old

Berkshire Motor Show Prospect Park Reading

Took a trip to a very local car show today, than two miles away in fact!

Not too many American cars but what was there was of pretty good quality.

Some Australian Muscle was also on show.

Highlight for me was a very nice Cadillac.

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1938 Cadillac Sixteen Barn Find

Back in the thirties, Cadillac built some of the finest luxury automobiles in the world and the V16 was their flagship model. This particular 1938 touring sedan has been in storage for more than 40 years, so it is going to need a thorough restoration, but it appears to be very complete and original. Unrestored pre-war luxury cars like this one do not come to market often, so it is worth a look. Find it here on eBay out of Cleveland, Ohio. Bidding is currently at $22k with a BIN of $32.9k.

1938 Cadillac Sixteen Barn Find.