An impressive line-up of classic cars celebrated the golden age of motoring as the brand new Golden Oldies display made its triumphant debut at Beaulieu’s International Autojumble on September 7th and 8th.
Enthusiasts brought more than 50 historic motors from the 1920s – 1960s for the display, while 33,293 event-goers snapped up bargains from 2,176 stands packed with motoring spares, accessories and automobilia.
Driving more than 1,000 miles from Sweden especially to take part in Golden Oldiesin the grounds of the National Motor Museum was a 1954 Wolseley 4/44, which had just been put back on the road by Nostalgia magazine after being unused for 30 years.
Also travelling from the Netherlands was an eye-catching 1952 Singer Roadster 4AD Ute and once-common 1969 Volvo 145, while an imposing 1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V and diminutive but rare 1959 Fairthorpe Ashley Special showed the diverse range of the collection.
Turning heads were an unusual 1963 Ford Cortina Mk1 hearse and 1922 Bentley 3/4.5 Litre that had been a racing car (pictured at top) and fire engine in its varied life. A period-perfect 1943 Morris Z van, exactly as it was when in service as a Post Office Telephones engineer’s van, sleek 1969 Marcos 3-litre with space-age styling and rarely-seen 1957 Standard Family Ten parked up amongst Jaguars, Triumphs, Sunbeams, MGs, Austins and Morrises.