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Techno Classica Essen 2018: 1980s galore

Techno Classica Essen 2018: 1980s galore
We all know it’s only a matter of time before even 1980s car are considered to become classics, but it’s all becoming one step closer when visiting this year’s Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany.

Traditionally the German manufacturers’ heritage departments present themselves at their best right here. And several of them have already announced what will be their main players on their displays for 2018. Some of them are:

Audi, who put the spotlight on the Audi 100 (type C1), which they say, was the first Audi and perhaps even the first car to use a computer calculated body.

BMW focuses on their E9 six-series cars that were built between 1968 and 1975; the E3 seven-series saloons that date back to 1968-1977 and the Giugiaro-styled M1 (1978-1981).

Mercedes-Benz has the G-class as its centrepiece. That’s a car that first came to us in 1979, while it is still in production today.

Porsche uses ‘30 years Porsche 964’ as its main theme, focussing on the 911-model that was presented in 1988.

We don’t know about Volkswagen, Ford, Opel, Skoda and several others but would not be surprised if they, too, more and more focussed on cars that are considered to become classics by the next generation. A good development?

(Words editor, picture Techno Classica Essen) 

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#1 Tony Press 2018-03-15 22:44
A London To Brighton for 100 year old 1980's cars- I don't think so.

Cheers, Tony.

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