Classic cars still have a place at modern motor shows


The IAA Mobility Show begins in Munich, southern Germany. The show used to be held every two years in Frankfurt, but a new home was found in the Bavarian capital.

German carmakers will introduce their latest tech cars to the press on September 6th and open them to the public on September 7th.

The car is connected, partially self-driving, mostly electric, and in many ways very futuristic. But there is also a safe space for car enthusiasts who have long returned to the era of exhaust, oil, petrol and wooden steering wheels.

Motorworld, a German car dealer specializing in classic cars, old-fashioned cars and modern sports cars, has taken over the entire hall of the show.

At the company’s Munich showroom, you can see the old days of car manufacturing. The 1957 Mercedes 300 SLS sells for € 1,150.000. Andreas Duenkel, CEO of Motorworld, says it’s not cheap, but it’s pure quality.

“The number of car parts that are plastic for new cars has increased dramatically. At that time, there was no plastic available in practice, so there used to be real craftsmanship,” he says.

“Recently, cars are mass-produced. Because they are mass market models, they are supposed to be mass-produced. And at that time, they were partly made-to-order and handmade. That’s the difference. And that’s the difference. That’s why people enjoy seeing the historical art of car making. “

Another exhibit was the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, manufactured in 1970 and then adorned with one million Swarovski crystals, ordered by her husband to surprise his wife.

But which car in this year’s show will be considered classic 50 years later?

“Today you talk about neoclassical,” says Duenkel.

“That is, they are modern cars, but due to their limited design, it is possible that only 50 or 100 cars were manufactured. This means that they will be classic cars of the future. “

“From McLaren, Pininfarina and Ford, there are GT40s standing behind me. Each major car maker has such a special thing and those cars are tomorrow’s classics.”

Motorworld also specializes in Hollywood cars used on the screen. The original Skyline GTR r34 used in the movie “Fast and Furious” is displayed, but it is not for sale.

Almost all cars in the Motor World showroom are petrol or diesel. But on the IAA’s main show floor, cars are mostly electric. And that’s not bad at all, says Duenkel.

“Now there are electric engines, hybrid cars, special cars with hydrogen. There is no opinion about engine technology. We have to accept what our customers want. We do something Give customers initiative, not drive. “

Another car in the Motor World collection is this Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Muriner Park Ward from 1970. It was owned by boxer Muhammad Ali. “The way it works is that you simply have a high level of respect for the way these cars were made,” says Duenkel.

The IAA Car Show, which includes the Motor World Classic Hall, will be previewed in the press on September 6th and will be open to the public on September 7th.

The show will run until September 12th.

Associated Press