Weekend Edition: The Classic Motorshow Parking, Part. 2

At the show, there were a great deal of non-ancient cars parked neatly next to the older classics. This post shows the angular, ’80s stuff and the occasional newer car that had snuck in.

An AE86 Corolla is guaranteed attention, even if it’s slightly modified from stock. I like this nose the best.
Zagato-made droptop Maserati Biturbo. So decadent.
Bond-style Turbo Esprit, an originally Finnish-registered car from 1986.
I was excited to see this Nissan President at the show. The detailing was fascinating!
It’s like a cross between a Brougham and a Maxima.
And this Kenosha-built beauty really caught my eye. Super rare in Europe.
You still see quite a few Alfa Romeo 75:s around. I can’t explain the body lines.
Not just any Polo, but a G40! They never sold these here new.
115 horsepower of G-lader supercharger goodness.
This Foxbody Mustang was a V6 GT, apparently a Mexican-market car that had spent two decades in a barn.
Wacky Range Rover brought in by a car breaker business. The plates also allude to that, Romis, or “Junkyard” in Finnish.
Saab Turbo on Incas! Such a welcome sight.
Yellow suits the Fiat Barchetta so well, and it makes the black headlight surrounds stand out.
For some reason, this reportedly 1.6-liter carbed Ascona was badged as 1.8 injection. Weird.
One of the best condition cars on the lot. Virtually spotless.
And it was a 230E, not a diesel!
Next year’s show will celebrate Finnish tax loophole cars among other oddities. I’m positive there will be quite a few of these BX Vans around.

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  1. Please Stand By Avatar
    Please Stand By

    Love the Nissan President. Hail to the JDM chief!

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    Fiat has a Dino and a Barchetta? Do they make a Testarossa?

    1. Van_Sarockin Avatar

      FIAT Dinos were really sweet cars. Enormously overlooked.

  3. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Outside is almost as good as inside. i like that.

  4. crank_case Avatar

    Ah the 75, it’s a brilliant flawed mess of a car, still miss my old one. They’re getting so rare now though, even at the time, if someone rolled up next to me in a Ferrari F360, it was commonplace by comparison. 😀

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Those strangely serpentine swage lines were later found to disperse radar waves in the same way as on an F117, making 75s almost invisible to police speed guns. [/nonsense]

      1. crank_case Avatar

        Damn, now I really wish I hadn’t sold it. Not huge poke from the Twin Spark 2.0 but a great chassis. Gardai (police) use lasers here, but the privatised stasi that runs mobile speed cameras use radar, so it’d have reduced the odds greatly. Especially in a country that doesn’t play fair by banning laser and radar detectors. That’s just not very sporting..

  5. karonetwentyc Avatar

    Odd rumour I’ve persistently heard over the years: the Renault Alliance convertible was to be sold in Europe (certain LHD markets only) but for some reason Renault axed the idea after bringing over 20 or so cars for evaluation. One rumour says this was due to poor quality control on the US-built cars; the other says that a possible break on import duty fell through.
    Oh, and regarding the BX van: that is very different to the ones we got in Ireland (pictured below). Looking forward to the coverage of next year’s show; I’m hoping to see the Finland-only Subaru Brat long-bed models turn up.

  6. Ross Ballot Avatar
    Ross Ballot

    That Range Rover is just perfect. Aside from the high maintenance/repair costs, I’d absolutely love to own that vehicle.
    What is in the last image next to the Juke?

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