Leading Classic Car Specialist JD Classics To Make Its Retromobile Debut


January 16, 2014 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 7, 2015
  • JD Classics to exhibit for the first time at the prestigious annual Retromobile classic car show in Paris, from 5-9 February 2014
  • World-class exhibition stand to display up to nine rare and sought-after classic vehicles from the JD Classics collection, including examples of Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari, amongst others
  • The JD Classics stand will also showcase the leading classic car specialists’ considerable and diverse in-house expertise, from classic vehicle sales and restoration, to its historic race car preparation

As JD Classics’ briefly catches its breath to reflect on 2013 – its busiest and most successful year ever in three decades of business – the UK’s leading classic car specialist is already accelerating into 2014 with huge energy and vigour by announcing its debut appearance at the prestigious annual Retromobile classic car show, to be staged at the Porte de Versailles in Paris from 5-9 February.

In 2013 JD Classics’ dedicated in-house Race Shop won more than 20 trophies at many of the world’s most prestigious historic motor sport events, but also a number of awards at leading concours d’elegance events, including The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, and the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

JD Classics’ classic car sales also exceeded all expectations in 2013, with the Essex-based specialist continuing to be on the largest buyers and selling of historic Ferraris and Aston Martins in the world, along with many other famous marques.

This exceptional level of classic vehicle restoration, maintenance, race car preparation and showroom sales stock will be clearly evident in the nine cars due to be displayed on the extensive JD Classics exhibition stand at Retromobile.

Visitors to this premier classic car show in Paris will be able to inspect and admire exceptional examples of desirable marques and models on the JD Classics stand, including the ex-Juan Fangio race and award-winning Jaguar C-type, Ferrari 275, Lamborghini Miura and other stunning classics from the JD Classics stable.  Retromobile’s international audience of classic car fans will also be able to chat informally with the knowledgeable and enthusiastic JD Classics experts.

The striking JD Classics stand will be conveniently located near the centre of the main Retromobile exhibition hall, positioned midway between the Articurial auction and Mercedes-Benz displays.

Commenting on its premier participation at Retromobile, JD Classics Chairman Derek Hood says: “I am really excited about our first venture into Paris, and the opportunity for us to showcase our classic car sales, capabilities and other experience to a broader worldwide audience.” He adds “It is a very exciting time for JD and our presence at Retromobile heralds our attendance at some of the other major events in the 2014 classic car calendar.”