Our kind of retail therapy at Retro Classics 2017 in Stuttgart

Techno Classica Essen may claim the title of Germany’s largest and most established classic car fair, but thanks to both its ultra-convenient location in the halls adjacent to Stuttgart airport and its healthy roster of exhibitors, Retro Classics is fast making a name for itself as a worthy rival...

Don’t forget your chequebook 

Taking place from 2 to 5 March, Retro Classics in Stuttgart is held just a five-minute walk from the airport, making a day trip to the event an entirely viable option, and that’s not something that can be said of many other European shows. With over 3,500 cars on display, most of which are for sale, and a number of exhibitions, including one comprising a number of significant Maseratis from the collection of Umberto Panini, the event provides a timely taste of things to come before the events season gets properly underway later this month. Suffice to say, if you’re looking for a new vehicle in which to travel to all of those upcoming events this summer, Retro Classics is also a great place to do your scouting, whether you’re in the market for an affordable modern classic or a multi-million-euro 1960s Italian sports car. Naturally, a number of Classic Driver dealers will be showing off their stock — if you’re visiting Stuttgart this weekend, be sure to swing by the stands of any of the pride-and-joy purveyors listed below to see what exciting automotive gems, tasteful items of clothing, and intriguing automobilia they’ve got to offer.

The Classic Driver dealers at Retro Classics 2017

·      Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors

·      Autosalon Anzing

·      Axel Schuette Fine Cars GmbH & Co. KG

·      Boxer Motor & klassische Automobile GmbH

·      Burkhard Wendt Kunsthandel

·      C.F. MIRBACH GmbH & Co. KG

·      ChromeCars

·      Classic & Race Cars Peter Schleifer & Co.

·      Classic-Cars-Dornstetten GmbH

·      Classic Park B.V.

·      DLS Automobile

·      Dreikommazwei GmbH

·      E & R Classics

·      Gallery Aaldering

·      HK-ENGINEERING GmbH

·      Import Car Group s.r.o.

·      Kieft & Klok B.V.

·      LEO B. PESCHL Classic Sports Cars GmbH

·      LUPUS CLASSIC COLLECTOR

·      Maxpart Racing

·      Mechatronik Trade

·      Messina Classics

·      PREMIUMMOTORRAD

·      Pyritz Classics GmbH

·      RSR911 power parts

·      Steiner & Partner Classic Cars GmbH

·      Thiesen Hamburg GmbH

·      Wim Prins

·      Veni Vidi Vici Classic Cars BV

Photos: Frederic Seemann

For more information or to buy tickets for this year’s Retro Classics, taking place in Stuttgart from 2 to 5 March, please visit the event’s official website.