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Celebrations in store for Rétromobile 2018 classic car show in Paris

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 - 08/02/2018

With a bumper program in store, the 2018 edition of the Rétromobile vintage auto show in Paris sees car makers celebrate various anniversaries.

To great fanfare, this year's Rétromobile classic car show is celebrating the 120th anniversary of Renault with an exceptional lineup of rare models, including some of the first autos built by Louis Renault and his teams. Visitors can admire a Renault Type A dating from 1899, as well as a 1900 Type C coupé and a 1905 coupé limousine with bodywork by Labourdette. Citroën is also getting in on the act, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the legendary 2CV and the 50th anniversary of the Méhari. Peugeot, for its part, is feting the 70th anniversary of the 203 and the 50th anniversary of the 504.

Porsche is at the Parisian event to show off some of the finest sports cars in the brand's history, from the Porsche 356 to the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, kicking off a host of celebrations for the German brand's 70th anniversary.

This year, Rétromobile is also paying tribute to former motor racing champion and visionary car maker Jean-Pierre Wimille, with an exhibition featuring some of the finest cars that he raced, as well as his famous "Wimille 01." In a different style, Rétromobile 2018 has two Delahaye 135 S cars on display for the 80th anniversary of the car maker's victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Plus, speed fiends will find a space dedicated to the Autodrome de Linas Montlhéry, featuring various vehicles that have broken records on the famous motor racing circuit through the ages.

The Artcurial Motorcars Rétromobile auction, held each year alongside the event, once again promises an exceptional sale, with a Ferrari 275P -- which won the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans -- topping the bill. This is joined by many prestigious models from the collection of Jean-Claude Miloé, including an extremely rare 356 Carrera A 1600 GS Cabriolet from 1959 (€800,000-€1.2 million).

Finally, for the first time, Rétromobile has a zone for vintage and classic cars being sold by private owners (up to €25,000). In total, some 550 exhibitors will be heading to the 65,000 square meter event in Pavillions 1, 2 and 3 of the French capital's Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition center. Some 500 cars are set to be on show and 120,000 visitors are expected.

The 43rd Rétromobile classic car show runs February 7-11, 2018, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Website : retromobile.fr)

 

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