Saturday, September 22, 2018

Classic Cars and Coffee 9 September 2018

Welcome to Classic Cars and Coffee by Real Human Photography

MG, VW Kombi and blue skies

Porsche 356 Speedster

Porsche 356 B

Fiat-Abarth Spider

Lotus Elan

Renault 750s

Renault 4CV and Renault 10

An Austin-Healey Sprite navigates the crowd. Photo by Real Human Photography

Waiting for coffee by Real Human Photography

Renault Alpine A110s. Photo by Paul Blank

Reliant Scimitar. Reliant were famous for three wheelers.

Classic Cars and Coffee does attract a regular showing of Lamborghinis

Lamborghini by Real Human Photography

Big American metal in the form of a Cadillac Eldorado and Chevrolet Impala.


A finely restored Volkswagen Beetle

Cadillac Eldorado

Tatra T600

The Farmobil is a strange amalgam. It was designed as a multipurpose agricultural vehicle by the German tractor company, Fahr,but due to capacity issues it was outsourced to a Greek company for the bodywork. Engines were supplied from BMW from their twin cylinder R series motorcycles, and then sold internationally by Chrysler. Only 300 odd were built and most were sold in France.

What the hell is a Farmobil? The answer - an extremely rare vehicle. There are possibly only two or three left in the world.

Attention to detail. Farmobil owner Mark discusses the matters of suspension.

NSU Prinz 4. This car was one of a small number imported by NSU to test the Australian market in the late 1950s. The German NSU company had a factory in Melbourne assembling the Prinz 3, which sold very well. By the time the Prinz 4 arrived the market had moved on and NSU decided to retire from the Australian market.

Chevrolet Corvette. This car was owned by Robert Wagner and is a regular visitor at Classic Cars and Coffee.

Not all Ferraris are red.

But some Ferraris are. This Ferrari Dino is a handsome vehicle. Once they became wedge like, I lose interest.

Rebadging is obvious between the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Bentley are placed side by side.

Replica 1936 Mercedes-Benz S300.

An actual Shelby Mustang

The Aston-Martin Nationals were held in Perth that weekend. Around 50 Aston-Martins were in attendance.

Aston-Martin's predecessor brand, Lagonda.

Two pre-war Lagondas.


DB6 navigating the crowds

Very rare Aston-Martin DB6.


These 1970s Aston-Martins look like a modern Ford Mustang.

More DB6s

Two British exotics - a Jensen Interceptor in the foreground with a Bristol 403 behind.

It's in the little details by Real Human Photography

Time to go by Real Human Photography

Time to go

The most interesting car at the show in my opinion was this Bristol 403. Bristol purchased Nash's license to build BMWs in the UK after the Second World War. The BMW heritage is visible in the styling and double kidney radiator grill.

The 403 is beautifully streamlined. They were a very exotic, small volume manufacturer who only closed up shop recently.

Cadillac fins

Classic Cars and Coffee would not be what it is without the tireless efforts of organisers Paul and Natalie Blank.