Gorgeous Classics Featured at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show is part of the International Motor Show Germany which is one of the biggest motor shows in the world. This event is devoted to passenger vehicles while another event, which takes place at Hanover Fairground, is dedicated to commercial vehicles. While the focus of Frankfurt motor show is predominantly on new cars, there are also many exciting classic cars for visitors to the to admire. For many of those who attend the show, it is the classic cars that are the most interesting exhibits as they are examples of motor engineering over the years and are an important aspect of developments within the motor industry over the years. Of all the classic cars displayed at Frankfurt Motor Show, here are five of the best.

Mazda Cosmo Sport

Mazda chose the Frankfurt Motor Show to exhibit the Mazda Cosmo Sport which was one of its first rotary cars. This car uses a two-rotor engine and has a more stylish integrated grille than some of the earlier models. Not only was this one of the earliest examples of a rotary car for Mazda, it is one of the first rotary cars produced by any car manufacturer. The example used for the exhibition is still driven and even took part in a road rally earlier in the year.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk. 1

An exhibition in Germany would not be complete without some examples of classic cars manufactured in the country and the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk. 1 is a great example. This is arguably the original hot hatch and even the interior is special with plaid seats. As this is a model built to European specifications, the round headlights are a great feature of the car’s exterior.

Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar Rally Car

Any Porsche enthusiast knows what a treat it is to see a Porsche 959. However, the model on display at the motor show stands out from other cars of the same model as this is one that took part in the Paris-Dakar rally, one of the most grueling rallies on the motorsports calendar. Originally, this car was developed for Group B rally racing but the series ended before the 959 was fully developed and not, therefore, compete in the events.

Mercedes-Benz C111 Concept

In terms of visual aesthetics and overall beauty, the Mercedes-Benz C111 Concept is one of the finest examples on display. While Mercedes were developing this model, they tried out many different things and made repeated tweaks to the car. They even tested out a rotary engine in a C111. Technologically, the C111 was quite advanced when it was first manufactured. However, it is the stylish features that make this car really special. Some notable features of this car include the wedge profile, the big vents, and the gull-wing doors.

Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Rally Car

The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 was designed for Group B rally racing and is one of the greats of the wild days of rally racing. In fact, this car was banned when the series was considered to have become too dangerous. This is a valuable car and the road versions that are available are equally as valuable. There is an example of this model for selling at the Gooding & Company Quail Lodge Auction for just short of $200,000 in 2017.

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