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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

23 - 25 Mar 2018
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2018 will be bringing together all aspects of classic motoring; from barn finds discovered after many years of storage to restorations just getting back on the road and those pristine marques with gleaming brightwork and proud owners.

2017 welcomed an out of action 1972 Rolls Royce in the Barn Find, whilst over at the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership a 1972 Triumph Spitfire was crowned the crowd's favourite. Classic Car Auctions hosted their biggest ever sale with a total of £2.4 million being made, and Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead hosted the live stage which saw Practical Classics Editor, Danny Hopkins' Jensen Interceptor restored to its former glory.

If you need expert restoration help or advice, want to buy the tools to it yourself or find a specialist restorer who can tackle the work for you, you will want to see what 2018's show has to deliver. With cars for sale, live demonstrations & restoration on club stands plus over 1,000 cars on display, you don’t want to miss out!


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