Hundreds witnessed a live auction last Sunday when an attractive 1937 Ford Coupe changed ownership during the Classic Cars exhibition at Content, St Thomas.
Formerly owned by businessman Andrew Bynoe, the curvy and distinctive-looking vehicle fetched a price of Bds $50 000 and was reportedly purchased by someone based in Canada.
The salmon and black near 80-year-old car was among the star attractions at the show where more than 50 classic and retro vehicles were showcased during the event sponsored by Courtesy Garage and Sagicor General Insurance.
The exhibition also brought together members and cars from the Barbados Association of Classic Cars and the Retro & Classic Car Association – the two leading clubs on the island.
Several prizes were presented on the day and among those winning prizes were Dr Charles Edwards for “Car Of The Show” (a 1967 Honda Mark 1 convertible) and Ivan Hutson for the “Most Original Car” (a 1983 Subaru GLF).
Close to 600 automobile enthusiasts, motorsport fans and visitors were among those taken back in time during the exhibition, which also featured several vintage cars that were no longer in production.
Among other stand-outs at the exhibition were a 1949 MG (TD), impressively restored by motor-sport champion Roger “Sheriff” Skeete; some 1950’s British-made Morris Minors, a 1954 Ford Popular, a 1965 Ford Shelby Cobra, a Replica 1959 Porsche, a French Citroen 2 CV and some MGB’s.
Sagicor General used the occasion to promote its recently launched Key Protector Classic & Retro Motor Policy and Assistant VP of Marketing, Roger Spencer reported that there was a lot of interest among car owners and potential collectors.
Representative for Courtesy Garage, Phillip Bynoe, also the Manager for Hyundai in Barbados, said his company was proud to support the show and partner with the organisers and Sagicor General in staging the event which was also a good educational outing for families.