Classic cars roll into Royal Garden

Friday, 13 April 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 15

Royal Garden Plaza became a showroom of classic luxury cars as the Pattaya mall joined with Mercedes-Benz to host the “Ultimate Classic Cars Showcase.”

The March 29-April 3 show spotlighted rare, classic automobiles, with a history of each vehicle by Siam Sethbut, head of the Mercedes Club of Thailand. Each of the 25 cars was hard to find, he said, and auto enthusiasts flocked to the mall to eye a few pieces of history.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

Among the offerings were a red Ferrari 308 GTB two-door sport coupe with a fiberglass tank present only in a few cars in the world, and the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL and 280 SL convertible sports classics.

Siam brought his club’s own Corvette Stingray, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and a BMW Isetta, a rare car produced after World War II with an egg shape, two wheels in front and only one in the rear.

Books about the cars were available for sale and profits from the manuals were to go for wheelchairs for the disabled.

BMM Isetta.BMM Isetta.

Jaguar E-type Coupe.Jaguar E-type Coupe.

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