Beaulieu really is a special place.
Not only are its grounds physically beautiful, Beaulieu prides itself on its annual Autojumble events. Where scores of buyers and sellers flock to the Hampshire automotive haven. With pleasant spring English sunshine and great crowds this Spring Autojumble was no exception.
The Autojumble has over a thousand stands of everything car related; parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools…you name it, you would be able to find it at Beaulieu Spring Autojumble. The whole place was literally full of eclectic collections fron eccentric sellers.
Whilst apparently not as large as previous years, the Motormart is a unique way to buy and sell vehicles of varied ages, makes and models.
From the Vintage.
Classics, like this Lea Francis, needing a little TLC.
Concours standard beauties.
A little bit of muscle.
Classics of the future.
And the drop dead gorgeous.
4250 pounds was the sticker price for this tidy Benz.
A number of clubs put on displays throughout the grounds.
We were particularly fond of this immaculate Esprit.
This ST Focus was also from the same club; the Wessex Car Club.
As was this Mk4 Golf looking track prepped.
And you could not look past this elegant DB7.
Still a very attractive car twenty years after its first release.
Sunday featured the Old Sodbury’s Land Rover Sortout. A vast array of stands selling everything Land Rover.
Trunk Traders also rolled up on this day with amateur jumblers selling their wares from the back of their cars.
The European Car of the year display marked the 50th anniversary of this award, with many Citroens being displayed.
The all-paw Lancia HF Integrale is a car we always drool over. It is still a stylish, yet utterly practical five door hatch, capable of 0–100 km/h in 6.6 clicks and a maximum speed of 214 km/h.
To match the performance, thankfully Lancia gave the HF Integrale that distinctive and purposeful boxy look. The bulged wheel arches, bonnet air louvres, side skirts all add to the muscular look.
These curious, tangerine-coloured, fibreglass micro-contraptions are called the Bond Bug.
Powered by a 700cc 4 cyclinder, these pint-sized wedges were launched in 1970, primarily aimed at the younger audience. The car was built on a modified and shortened version of the Reliant Robin chassis. 2270 were produced with around 150-200 still on the road today.
A one piece canopy tilts forward to gives entrance to simple cabin.
With so many great cars to gawk at, we couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy a weekend than to spend it at Beaulieu.
We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the Spring Autojumble from Beaulieu.
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