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A cloudy but dry morning allowed visitors to amble at their own pace between a small display of exotic classics.

1987-1990 Toyota Celica 2.0 GTi 16v. Fabulous motor that remains ageless in our opinion. With a 127 mph top speed and 0-60 in 8.5 secs it performs well enough even today. The 2.0 engine produces a healthy 138 bhp transmitted through a 5 speed gearbox so cruising at 70 mph is no strain at all. The number still motoring on UK roads is: Licensed 502 / SORN 116.
2009-2016 BMW Z4. The first thing that strikes you about the Z4 is its undulating lines. It is a good looking piece of kit that has never attained a massive following such as rival Nissan 350/370Z. Quite why is a mystery as it certainly appears to tick all the right boxes. The Z4 was also offered with various engines beginning with a 2.0 pushing out 181 bhp capable of 146 mph and 0-60 in 6.7 secs. Then a 2.8 pumping a very healthy 241 bhp making the Z4 even quicker with a 155 mph top speed and 0-60 in 5.5 secs. As if that couldn’t cure your need for speed there was even a 3.0 version with 335 bhp that sent its driver to 155 mph after accomplishing the 0-60 sprint in just 4.6 secs. A true super car. Around the UK Z4 3.0 Cabrio (convertibles) account for: Licensed 53 / SORN 3 (manual); Licensed 31 / SORN 1 (automatic) in the country.
1973 Lotus Europa Twin Cam. These rare classics were quick in the day. 126 bhp provided a top speed of 123 mph and 0-60 in 6.6 secs which makes them easily able to keep up with modern traffic. A total of 4,950 were produced and still motoring in the UK are Licensed 58 / SORN 37.
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