lock­ing horns with the earls court stars

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A 25-car salute to Lam­borgh­ini’s her­itage was the star at­trac­tion at the Re­vival’s homage to Earls Court mo­tor shows of years gone by – and Re­vival visi­tors were en­cour­aged to choose their favourite.

The ‘Rag­ing Bulls’ dis­play in the cen­tre of this in­door exhibition fea­tured five Mi­uras, in­clud­ing a 1967 Jota and two SVs, but it was re­fresh­ing to see show­go­ers crowd­ing around a 1956 DL30 – one of Lam­borgh­ini’s first trac­tors.

Porsche used its 915 pro­to­type (right) – essen­tially a stretched 911 with a raised roofline – to ex­plore the idea that sports cars can have more than two seats. It was joined on the stand by the 989, a 1989 four-door fast­back that pre-empts to­day’s Panamera.

Jaguar Clas­sics’ stand in­cluded the Alpine Rally-win­ning 1950 XK120, a 1956 long-nose D-type and the XJR-9 that won the 1988 Le Mans 24 Hour race, while As­ton Martin showed off a lone DB4 on its dis­play along­side its newer mod­els. Mean­while Maserati brought along a 1964 5000GT – one of only 34 ever made.

But our favourite was the 1958 Se­ries II Land Rover (right), which the man­u­fac­turer be­lieves is one of the old­est RHD sur­vivors. The 88in was re­stored by the Dunsfold Col­lec­tion.

Earls Court was an evoca­tive dis­play, and per­fect op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to see cars that rarely ven­ture be­yond their man­u­fac­tur­ers’ her­itage col­lec­tions.

chris wood’s Miura P400s, colin clarke’s es­pada and the 1967 Jota starred in the re­vival’s lam­borgh­ini dis­play. cars on show

stretch the 911’s wheel­base by 35cm and – hey presto – you end up with the 915 four-seater.

This re­stored 1958 land rover se­ries ii with rHD was a ccw favourite at earls court.

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